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Rashmi Tandon

I am a Ph.D from University of Delhi, India. My research work was primarily focused on drug development against tuberculosis. I earned my doctorate in 2014 and am working as a research associate since then.

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What is a Biomarker? A Simple Explanation of Their Definitions, Types, and Applications

By Rashmi Tandon | March 27, 2024

Biomarkers are fundamental in bioscience, from basic microbiological experiments to clinical studies. This article explains the different types of biomarkers and their application in cancer and disease research.

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How to be an Effective Corresponding Author

By Rashmi Tandon | October 3, 2016

Writing manuscripts is an integral part of research. And being listed as an author on a published article is the most cherished dream of a research scholar/ graduate student. However, what about the corresponding author role? During your Ph.D tenure, you will be encouraged to compile your data and write manuscripts based on your results.…

Qualifications for Off-the-Bench Science Careers

Qualifications for Off-the-Bench Science Careers

By Rashmi Tandon | July 25, 2016

Scientific research is a demanding and stressful career requiring lots of patience, dedication and hard work. Sadly the monetary benefits are not commensurate with the effort. Moreover, lack of opportunities, uncertainty, instability and the pressure to publish makes a traditional academic science career difficult. Inspiring (forcing?) many scientists and researchers to leave their traditional science…

What You Should Know About Intellectual Property Rights

What You Should Know About Intellectual Property Rights

By Rashmi Tandon | July 9, 2016

Innovation is the essence of research and it is the fuel that keeps the research industry going. If it were not for inventions, the field of scientific research would have dropped dead long ago. However, simply innovating something is not sufficient. It is not the end of the road, but the beginning of it. Therefore,…

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Making an impact: Pros and cons to impact factor

By Rashmi Tandon | July 9, 2016

How do we decide whether our research is having an impact or not? Is there a way to quantify the effect or judge the quality of the articles? Read on to find out about the nuances behind “impact factor.”

Do's and Don’ts of Writing a Cover Letter

Do’s and Don’ts of Writing a Cover Letter

By Rashmi Tandon | July 9, 2016

A cover letter is a letter written to accompany a job application, a grant application, project reports, manuscripts, etc. that explains the purpose of your writing and incorporates certain key points of your application. It plays a decisive role in accomplishing the task it’s been written for, which is why it is so important to…

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Using ADMET to Move Forward from Drug Discovery to Development

By Rashmi Tandon | June 8, 2015

Anyone who is remotely associated with any kind of drug development program knows how challenging the field is. Not only is the process complex and time consuming, but it also requires the concerted effort of experts from various disciplines such as chemistry, biology, microbiology, pharmacology, toxicology, etc. Whenever such collaborations are not possible, you are…

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