Fundamentals of Biology
Fundamentals of Biology

Fundamentals of Biology

Lead Author(s): Dr. Pankaj Mehrotra

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Living and Non-Living things, Cell Biology, Genetics and Ecology.


Fundamentals of Biology by Dr Pankaj Mehrotra, University of the People, California, United States of America

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Dr Pankaj Mehrotra completed his Bachelor of Science ( Honors) in Applied Zoology from University of Delhi, India with a Gold Medal for securing first rank in University at Annual Examination. He further worked on molecular cloning undergraduate research projects funded by Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India and International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi, India. He further pursued Master of Science in Integrative Genomics from Black Hills State University, South Dakota, United States of America. He worked on genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics research project at Centre for Conservation of Biological Resources as part of his master degree program and was also worked as a teaching and research assistant i for undergraduate studies and also was involved in a science education teaching workshop as an teaching assistant organised by Center for the Advancement of Math & Science Education. His research findings were presented at regional and national conferences and secured second best poster prize at Branch Meeting of American Society for Microbiology, Colorado. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Sciences from Institute of Medical Sciences from University of Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom funded by European Marie Curie Research Commission working on immunological properties of Candida albicans, Candida aureus and Candida haemunolii affected by differential expression of signal transduction genes.  This early stage fellowship also involved visit to collaborative fungal research laboratories in Spain, Germany and Denmark. His research finding has been presented at various international conferences. At Centre for Science and Mathematics Education at The University of Southern Mississippi, Mississippi, United States of America he was introduced with science education and worked as Lecturer for undergraduate course. He has published his research finding on Scientific and Science Education research in international journals. He is a member of Marie Curie Research Fellow Association, US Department of State (International Exchange), , Centre for Open Science, Virginia, United States of America. He has worked as an Biology Teacher for International Baccalaureate Organization (IB), University of Cambridge ( IGCSE) as a Biology Teacher, Lecturer of Biology at St Theresa International College, Thailand and currently as a Biology Instructor of University of the People, Pasadena, California.