Priyadarshini Singha
Priyadarshini Singha
Research Assistant, University of Georgia

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Priya’s academic and work experience encompasses biological sciences, education and engineering. Priya earned her Bachelor of Engineering degree in 2012 from Visvesvaraya Technological University, India. She did her undergraduate research project in National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS). Her research was on in-situ docking of botulinum neurotoxin. She was able to gain good knowledge on bioinformatics through this project. After her BE degree, she went on to work for Biocon in 2013 before leaving for the States. In Biocon, she was able to gain considerable experience in mammalian cell culture. Priya completed her Master’s degree from University of California-Irvine(UCI) in December 2014. She was able to fund for her study in UCI as a student assistant. She has also taught reading(ESL) and engineering and biology (middle school) for Girls Inc.(CA) and i2 camp(NY). Her varied experience enabled her to get the position of Research Assistant in UGA under the mentor-ship of Dr. Handa. Currently, she is working on Nitric Oxide releasing antimicrobial polymers under the advisement of Dr. Handa and Dr. Locklin, UGA. Priya believes in being a go-getter and so has always welcomed new experiences in her life. Besides being an avid art and photography enthusiast, she likes hiking and camping with her friends. LinkedIn Profile:
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  • Nikki Elbanbuena

    Added Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 8:43 AM

    I’m currently enrolled as a freshman in civil engineering. However, I dreamed on working in the medical field. I thought maybe, if I could, I would like to study both engineering and medicine. But, I’d like to gain experience first in civil engineering. Perhaps in the future, I might also pursue biomedical engineering. Would it be possible for a civil engineering to also work as a biomedical engineer? Or other traditional engineering fields would be a better field to study in connection with ...
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    Priyadarshini Singha, University of Georgia
    Answered Monday, June 4, 2018 at 10:17 AM
    Hi Nikki,
    This is a great question!
    First off, I trained as a biotechnologist in my undergraduate school so I had to switch to biomedical engineering for my Ph.D. degree. But they were both pretty related since both had a background in biology and ...
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  • NURFARISYA , KEDAH asked Priyadarshini Singha, University of Georgia

    Added Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 5:14 AM

    I'm still searching the best course for me to choose during my degree level. I'm interested in biomedical engineering but somehow I am not sure what they do in real life. I already googled it. However, I hope you can help me to explain more about your job's prospect in this field and also the challenges. Thank you.
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    Priyadarshini Singha, University of Georgia
    Answered Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 5:14 AM
    Hi Nurfarisya,
    I can completely understand your confusion about the job prospects and challenges in the field of biomedical engineering. Having narrowed down my own specialty from biological engineering to biomedical, I have been in your position too ...
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