Revati Kadolkar, doctoral student in chemical and biochemical engineering
When was your internship?
Where was your internship?
Genentech at Hillsboro Individualized Therapies in Hillsboro, Oregon
What is the focus of your research/internship?
Technology transfer of purification processes for cell and gene therapies. Revati performed technical evaluations of various chromatography and filtration methods through experiment planning, data collection & analysis.
Revati was one of the winners for the Intern Project Showcase at Genentech + Roche.
A total of 10 winners were selected amongst 300 interns in four different categories (research, operations, commercial, business, etc.) through a voting process across all locations in the US. She received first prize in the 'Operations and Quality' category, and was rewarded with a cash prize.
All participants were required to make a poster and a presentation, along with a short video for explaining the experiments and our overall experience during the 3-day event.
What advice do you have for students who are interested in getting involved in research or an internship?
While it's very tough to crack an internship or a job, I do recommend not settling on the work profile that you receive. When you find what you love to do, most of the professional growth follows evidently.
Are you a member of any clubs/campus organizations?
Vice President of CBEE GSO.
What are your goals after graduation?
Work as a purification development scientist (downstream processing) in industry.