Ramakrishna Subburaman's Internship at Bio-Rad Laboratories - Summer 2019

July 31, 2019


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Bio-Rad Laboratories

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Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. is a manufacturer of products for the Life Science Research and Clinical Diagnostics markets. The company was founded in 1952 in Berkeley, California, by husband and wife team David and Alice Schwartz, both graduates of the University of California, Berkeley. Bio-Rad is based in Hercules, California, and has operations worldwide.

Bio-Rad’s Life Science products primarily include instruments, software, consumables, reagents, and content for the areas of cell biology, gene expression, protein purification, protein quantitation, drug discovery and manufacture, food safety, and science education.

I started working under Scientific fellow “John Yundt-Pacheco” in this prestigious organization on June 10th, 2019. In the initial weeks, I was involved in learning and knowing about the company, employees, and training on Unity Real Time a tool for Clinical Diagnostic Quality Control (URT2) and to the Clinical Diagnostic environment, since I am new to Life Science Research and Clinical Diagnostics industry. I got an opportunity to complete certification on “Quality Control exam by Bio-Rad”, MATLAB onramp certification and MATLAB course on Deep Learning Onramp by Mathworks, and MATLAB Basics for beginner’s and Introduction to Software Testing certifications by Udemy. John assisted me in learning about Life Science Research and Clinical Diagnostics by providing materials, scientific posters, articles, presentations, CLSI and ISO which helped me to proceed towards my goal in further weeks.

In the following weeks, I continued working on MATLAB for evaluating the existing prototype (QC Simulator), developing a set of features describing operation of prototype, developing a set of tests to evaluate the proper operation of each feature and Engineering documentation on the prototype along with my manager. I am really thankful to the project associates for their guidance and encouragement. Kudos to John Yundt-Pacheco, Jenny Throneberry, Chantel Bardin and all my friendly colleagues for all their support and leadership throughout this journey which motivated me make this internship a success and to feel like family environment.

I would also like to thank Catherine Hartman and Sasha Heavrin for offering me this internship opportunity to work with Bio-Rad and helped in scheduling my interviews and comfortable Onboarding process, which in turn helped me to learn and dive deep in the field of statistics and analytics involved in Life Science Research and Clinical Diagnostics.

“The greatest gift of leadership is a boss who wants you to be successful” (Thanks to John Yundt-Pacheco and Jenny Throneberry). I look forward to keep serving Bio-Rad to the best of my abilities.

I would like to thank UT-Dallas with special thanks to Prof Bill Hefley, Prof Gaurav Shekhar, Prof Ravishankar Narayan and all other supported faculties and CMC.


What helped you to get this Internship?

Internet (e.g. company website, job search engines)

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