Director of Research
United States of America
Dr. Nikam has more than 18 years of extensive research experience in academia and with biotechnology companies. Her expertise includes molecular biology, protein biochemistry and expression of products from mammalian, yeast and bacterial expression systems. Dr. Nikam gained extensive experience at Molecular Imaging Research (Charles River Company) in manipulating different cancer cell lines and generating reporter models for in vivo imaging of apoptosis following new cancer drug treatment. Her Ph.D. research included development of a potent viral vaccine against Japanese Encephalitis from primary chick embryo cell cultures. Dr. Nikam received her Ph.D. in Microbiology from National Institute of Virology, Pune University, India. She completed her postdoctoral research on mechanism of HIV reverse transcriptase fidelity and the kinetic basis of drug resistance at the University of Michigan.
Molecular biology, protein biochemistry,Molecular Imaging Research