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Ayushi Sood

Ayushi is an undergraduate in microbiology at Amity University, where she has been engaged in independent research on nanoparticles in biology. In her future life as a researcher, she wants to use synthetic biology tools to solve terraforming and astrobiology questions along with pressing bioremediation issues. Additionally, she is looking forward to ever-increasing possibilities in the world of science communication.

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Scientific Illustrations Part II: Molecular Graphics and Animation

Scientific Illustrations Part II: Molecular Graphics and Animation

By Ayushi Sood | November 7, 2018

How do you explain to your friends and family what you have you’ve been working on all this time? Conveying the true wonder and intricacy of your work to the layperson can be tricky. They won’t be familiar with the lingo, and they might not immediately know how to interpret scientific graphs and figures. You…

Those Site-Specific Recombinases in Your Tool Kit

By Ayushi Sood | August 14, 2017

Most of us are aware of genetic engineering systems like Cre-Lox, TALENs, Zinc finger systems, and of course, CRISPR-Cas9.  These are all examples of CSSR- Conservative Site-Specific Recombination. We use these site specific recombinases routinely, but do we really know about them or what the future hold for these tools? It turns out that CSSR…

plyogenetic tree construction

Phylogenetic Tree Construction Made Easy with Blast & Mega

By Ayushi Sood | March 7, 2017

Your DNA sequence can be put to good use fairly easily with Blast and Mega software. These programs can help in phylogenetic tree construction. You can ask questions like what is the evolutionary relationship between a set of sequences from different species? Or how have certain microbial strains arisen? Blast As any bioscientist probably knows,…

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