MariaJohn K

Scientist - 6 Years of Experience - Near 20705




Beltsville, MD

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Self-driven and detail oriented research scientist with over ten years of experience in research and development I have more than 10 years of experience in the following fields * Chromatographic / spectroscopic method development, validation, and analysis (GC - MS, LC - MS, CE, Q-TOF-MS, GC-TOF-MS, MALDI, Electrophoresis, ) * New drug candidate identification from natural sources * Biomarker development * Handling large data sets using multivariate / chemometric tools * Worked (7 years) in an ISO and GLP certified Lab *LIST OF RESEARCH ARTICLES PUBLISHED Published papers : 45 (h-index 11 i10-index 14 RG score 25 citations >350 Impact >70) Book (Edited) : 1 (Innovations and challenges in Biotechnology) Accepted papers : 03 + (03 - under progress) PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH EXPERIENCE (10 years) Post Doctorate (Research Associate): March, 2011 - present * Food composition and method development Lab, US Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD 20705, United States (July 2014 - present) * Department of Bioresource and food technology, Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea (March 2013 - June 2014). * Lab of Functional metabolomics, Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea (March 2011 - July 2013) Nature of Work * Method development, analysis using Mass spectrometry (GC - MS, LC - MS, triple quad MS, Q-TOF-MS, GC-TOF-MS, UPLC, CE - MS, ICP) for small molecules / proteins, etc * Bio-active phytochemicals identification against pathogens * Protein/peptide isolation, purification, identification (semi prep, LC-MS/MS, MALDI-TOF-MS) * Chemometrics analysis of MS data sets using various software's (SIMCA P, metAlign, etc) Senior Research Fellow: (November, 2001 to December, 2007) Dept. Biotechnology, UPASI Tea Research Institute, Valparai (NABL and GLP, certified lab) * Department of Biotechnology - Gov. of India (DBT): funded project "Improvement of tea through biotechnological tools" (August, 2006 to March, 2007) * Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Gov. of India (CSIR) funded project "Functional genomics in plants: Niche pathway engineering in tea" (November, 2001 to July, 2006).