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I am an early career researcher with a background in neuroscience and molecular biology. I would like to utilize my strong educational skills, accumulated knowledge & technical expertise in research oriented field for the benefit of mankind.


  1. Nina Bushcomb Award 2019, MND Association of Victoria.
  2. Early Career Research Award 2017, Department of Biomedical Sciences, FMHS, Macquarie University
  3. University of Sydney Postgraduate Award (UPA), University of Sydney                               
  4. Northern Clinical School/Ramsay Healthcare PhD Top-Up Scholarship, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney
  5. Centenary Scholarship Award, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney                                                                                                       
  6. The Movement Disorder Society International Travel Award, The Movement Disorder Society                 
  7. Postgraduate Student Support Scheme (PRSS) Award, University of Sydney                              
  8. Beryl and Jack Jacobs National Travel Award, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney                                               
  9. Kolling Student Travel Fellowship, Kolling Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney                                                             




Sep, 2017 & 2018

MEDI304 Advanced Clinical Science unit

Bachelor of Clinical Science (BClinSci)

Macquarie University



June- July, 2016

School of Biotechnology & Biomolecular Sciences

UNSW Australia



  • Molecular cell biology (DNA isolation, sequencing)
  • Animal (Mice/Rat) tissue collection
  • Laser Capture Microdissection system
  • Protein Biochemistry (Protein isolation from tissue and cells, Westernblotting)
  • Immunofluorescence and Immunohistochemistry
  • Histology (Embedding, Cryostat & Microtome cutting)
  • PCR and qPCR
  • Tissue culture techniques (Plasmids transformation, DNA prep, Transfection)
  • Biosafety Application & Grant writing


Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science , Gujarat University

Bachelor of Science , Gujarat University

PhD, University of Sydney, Australia

Master of Applied Science, University of Sydney, Australia

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Macquarie University Centre for Motor Neuron Disease Research

Blair, I., Rowe, D., Guillemin, G., Chung, R., Atkin, J., Cole, N., Laird, A., Lim, E., Williams, K., Yang, S., Morsch, M., Lee, A., Shi, B., Walker, A. K., Lovejoy, D., Furlong, S., Adams, L., Syal, D., Bazzi, R., Svahn, A., Parakh, S., Shahheydari, H., Konopka, A., Ragagnin, A., Mehta, P., Wright, A., Bourbon, L., Sabaretnam, M., Don, E., Hortle, E., De Luca, A., Zhang, K., Tarr, I., Galper, J., Varney, B., Chow, S. & Formella, I.


Project: Research

Research Outputs

  • 132 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 7 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Letter

Genetic and immunopathological analysis of CHCHD10 in Australian amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia and transgenic TDP-43 mice

McCann, E. P., Fifita, J. A., Grima, N., Galper, J., Mehta, P., Freckleton, S. E., Zhang, K. Y., Henden, L., Hogan, A. L., Chan Moi Fat, S., Wu, S. S. L., Jagaraj, C. J., Berning, B. A., Williams, K. L., Twine, N. A., Bauer, D., Piguet, O., Hodges, J., Kwok, J. B. J., Halliday, G. M. & 7 others, Kiernan, M. C., Atkin, J., Rowe, D. B., Nicholson, G. A., Walker, A. K., Blair, I. P. & Yang, S., 1 Feb 2020, In : Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. 91, 2, p. 162-171 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
  • Riluzole does not ameliorate disease caused by cytoplasmic TDP-43 in a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

    Wright, A. L., Le, S., Mehta, P., Gatta, P. D., Berning, B. A., Jacobs, K. R., Gul, H., Gil, R. S., Hedl, T. J., Riddell, W. R., Watson, O., Keating, S. S., Chung, R. S., Atkin, J. D., Lee, A., Shi, B., Blizzard, C. A., Morsch, M. & Walker, A. K., 29 Aug 2019, (In preparation) In : bioRxiv.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The isolation of pure populations of neurons by laser capture microdissection: methods and application in neuroscience

    Morris, R. & Mehta, P., 2018, Laser capture microdissection: methods and protocols. Murray, G. I. (ed.). New York, NY: Humana Press Inc., Vol. 1723. p. 223-233 11 p. (Methods in Molecular Biology; vol. 1723).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter