Urja Bhatt, MS

Lead Research Lab Tech

Education: MS Molecular and Cell Biology, B.Tech Biotechnology

Research Project: Use diverse molecular biology tools to perform cloning

Research Interest: Synthetic Biology, Molecular Biology

Career Ambition:

  • Short-term: Achieve excellence in practicing my education, skills and expertise in Molecular Biology & Bioanalytical techniques.
  • Long-Term: Gain meaningful experience to work for betterment of society.

Awards and Honors:

  • Awarded GOLD MEDAL & Merit Scholarship in Biotechnology for consistently outstanding performance, D.Y. Patil University, 2016.
  • Accorded prestigious Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE), Gov. of India, 2011.
  • Won Amul Vidya Bhusan award for academic excellence in science stream, 2011.
  • Awarded Certificate of Honor and Memento by current Prime Minister of India, Shree Narendra Modi for participation in National Biodiversity Quiz, 2007


Vandenberghe Lab Team

  • Luk H. Vandenberghe, PhD

    Director (on leave)

  • Nerea Zabaleta, PhD


  • Anil Chekuri, PhD


  • Julio Sanmiguel

    Lead Research Lab Tech

  • Reynette Estelien

    Lead Research Lab Tech

  • Michael Florea

    PhD Candidate

  • Jiten Doshi, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Huachun Liu, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Aruna Kumar Chelluboyina, PhD

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Paige Osborn

    Program Coordinator

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