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     Smita P Pilla

Ph.D. fromIIT KHARAGPUR - DEPARTMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY
Supervisor(s)  Dr. RANJIT PRASAD BAHADUR
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2012 :: In progress
AddressNB-202 VSRC IIT KHARAGPUR
Phone9434198310
Emailsmitapilla@gmail.com
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
M.Tech.NIT ROURKELABiotechnology2012
B.Tech.Amity UniversityBiotechnology2010
12C.H.S.EPCBM2003
10H.S.E (ODISHA)SCIENCE2001

Research Areas
  • Structural Bioinformatics of macromolecular assemblies
  • Computational Biology
  • Molecular simulation, System biology.

Skills
  • Programming in C, BASH
  • Structural analysis - NACCESS, HBPLUS, Modeller, ClustalW, ExPasy,Blast,CCP4,DSSP
  • Docking - AUTODOCK,HEX
  • Molecular Visualization and interaction Tools- PYMOL,RASMOL,CYTOSCAPE,CHIMERA
  • Machine learning - WEKA,scikit-learn
  • Opearting systems- Linux, Windows
  • others- LIGPLOT,MARVINSKETCH,OPENBABEL,Ligand Scout 3.2

Awards
  • Awarded Silver Medal for securing second position in B.Tech Biotechnology for the years 2006-2010.
  • Awarded merit Scholarship for 24 months from Amity University
  • Awarded for Best in Technical Innovation from AMITY UNIVERSITY, Lucknow Campus, 2010
  • Merit scholar of 5 th NITAT
  • Won 3 rd prize in Biomania (skit based on Stem cell) from Amity University
  • Won third prize on a skit based on women rights
  • Qualified in GATE 2009, 2010, 2012 in Biotechnology.

Experience
  • Analysis of macromolecular interactions in ribosome- implication to its self-assembly.DST-SERB funded project,Senior Research Fellow,under Dr. R P Bahadur,IIT Kharagpur,September 2012-June2015
  • An investigation on the Interaction between Hsp90 and p53 in Breast Cancer-An In-Silico approach,M-Tech thesis,under Dr. Subhankar Paul,NIT Rourkela from July 2011-May 2012
  • Extraction of Curcumin and its Antimutagenic potential on chromosomal aberrations in Allium cepa,short-term project,under Mr. Ashish,SHRM biotechnologies pvt, from March-May, 2010
  • T2DM Myocardial Infarction and Their Relationship to Polymorphism in the Gene for Insulin like Growth Factors (IGF-1),project under Ms Nitya Shree,Sangenomics Research Labs , Bangalore June-July 2009
  • Training on BIOINFORMATICS Tools and Softwares at Bioinformaticasolutions ltd., Jan-Feb, 2009, Lucknow

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • Institute Fellowship for PhD, july2015 ongoing
  • SRF ,DST-SERB funded project,september 2014-june 2015
  • JRF ,DST-SERB funded project,september 2012-september 2014
  • GATE Fellowship for M. Tech ,2010-2012
  • Merit scholarship for B.Tech,2008-2010

Papers Published in Journals
  • Molecular architecture of protein-RNA interfaces by Amita Barik, Nithin C, Smita P Pilla, Ranjit Prasad Bahadur Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics 6(1) (2015)
  • Design of novel Geldanamycin analogue hsp90 alpha-inhibitor in silico for breast cancer therapy by Sailendra Mahanta, Smita Pilla, Subhankar Paul Medical Hypothesis 13(9) (2013)

Papers Presented at Conferences
  • Dissecting macromolecular recognition in ribosomes by Smita P Pilla, Ranjit Prasad Bahadur National Symposium on Biophysics and Golden Jubilee Meeting of Indian Biophysical Society oral (2015)
  • Dissecting macromolecular recognition in ribosomes by Smita P Pilla, Ranjit Prasad Bahadur Molecular Architecture, Dynamics and Assembly in Living Systems poster (2014)
  • Genetically modified stem cells and their applications by smita pilla,monika rajput National Conference on Tissue Engineering Prospects and Challenges. poster (2011)
  • Technological advancement in electrospinning by smita pilla,monika rajput International Conference on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. poster (2011)

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