Venkata N. Degala

  • College: College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology
  • Title: Research Assistant
  • degalav@fvsu.edu

VENKATA N. DEGALA

PERFORMANCE PROFILE

An energetic individual with strong academic and research experience. Ability of performing research work independently or in a team oriented set up.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Goal Setting
  • Productivity
  • Team Work
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Oral and Written Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Attention to detail
  • Microsoft Office Suite

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Operating farm machinery
  • Harvesting field plots and collecting harvest and post-harvest data
  • Collection of soil & plant samples in the field
  • Summarizing data for statistical analysis
  • Preparing results for scientific presentation
  • Maintaining lab inventory

EDUCATION

August, 2014
Master of Science, Major: Animal Science
Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA 31030

August, 1990
Bachelor of Education, Major: Biological Sciences, English
Osmania University, Hyderabad, India

March, 1989
Master of Science, Major: Life Science
Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India

May, 1986
Bachelor of Science, Major: Botany, Zoology, Chemistry
Osmania University, Hyderabad, India

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

May, 2015
Certificate of Achievement in Meat HACCP & Food Safety Workshop
Fort Valley State University, Georgia 31030

May, 1986
Certificate of National Cadet Corps (NCC)
Hyderabad, India

May, 1986
Certificate of National Social Service (NSS)
Hyderabad, India

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

January 2012 – July 2014
Graduate Research Assistant
Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA

  • Isolating plasmid DNA from the bacteria broth
  • Conducting gel electrophoresis to determine the presence and size of DNA fragments
  • Sterilization and cleaning of laboratory equipment
  • Maintaining lab inventory
  • Collection of the samples
  • Collecting experimental data and summarize it for statistical analysis

WORK EXPERIENCE

May, 2017-Present: Research Assistant, Agricultural Research Station, Fort Valley, Georgia 31030.

July, 2016 – December, 2016: Voluntary worker, Agricultural Research Station, Fort Valley, Georgia 31030.

August, 2015 – July, 2016: Seasonal worker, Agricultural Research Station, Fort Valley, Georgia 31030. Primary responsibility was to maintain laboratory inventory, helps in collection and transportation of samples to the lab for research, helped students in conducting research experiments.

January, 2012 – July, 2014: Graduate Research Assistant, Agricultural Research Station, Fort Valley, Georgia 31030.

July, 2010 – November, 2011: Junior Lecturer of Zoology, Geetanjali Junior College, Narsapur, Medak, India. Primary responsibility was instruction, coordination of lab activities. Other duties include preparing students to compete exams for selection in professional career.

July, 1989 – May, 2010: Primary responsibility is to teach students Zoology subject, help the students in dissections and lab activities. Other duties include tutoring week students and preparing for professional studies.

PUBLICATIONS

Singh, M. & Degala, V.N. (2017). Postmortem Recovery of Proliferative Fibroblasts up to Three Days in Livestock Ear Skin Stored at 35 °C. International Journal of Biology. 9(2):1-5.

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