Disha Shastry

Undergraduate Student

Disha Shastry


B.S. Biology, Department of Biology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
Expected Graduation Date: May 2012


I began my work in the Linhardt lab in August 2010, under the supervision of Ph.D. student Amanda Weyers. For the 2010-2011 academic year, I worked with Amanda on the extraction, purification, and analysis of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs).
In the summer of 2011, I started to work on biology projects under the guidance of Ph.D. students Leyla Gasimli and Payel Datta. I currently work with them on the bioengineering of Heparin in Chinese Hamster Ovary cells and characterization of GAGs using stem cell glycomics.

Awards and Academic Honors

RPI Dean's List (2008-present)
Donald V. Edwards Scholarship (2008-2012)
Rensselaer Merit Award Scholarship (2008-2012)

Professional Societies

Alpha Epsilon Delta
TriBeta National Biological Honor Society

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