HARSH NARAYAN TIWARI
An ambitious, curious, and polymathic dreamer looking for interesting and challenging opportunities in the fields of Product Management, Design, Data Science, and Healthcare.
4 yrs 4 mos
Virtual Summer Researcher
The University of Tokyo
Immediate
Indian Institute of Technology BHU
Summary
I am Harsh Narayan Tiwari. I am a curious and ambitious polymath looking for exciting opportunities in the field of Product Management, Healthcare, and Data Analysis.
I had a very humble beginning. With the untimely demise of my father in 2010, our family ended up physically, mentally, and economically exhausted. At one point, it was even getting difficult for me to continue my education. I knew deep down inside that life's a trampoline- the deeper the descend, the steeper the ascend. Hence, I never gave up.
I have proven my mettle in every field that I have stepped in. I achieved this feat through my consistent efforts, opportunistic decision making, luck, and through the assistance and support of my teammates, friends, family, and mentors.

In entrepreneurship, I with my other teammates founded Medi-Assess, a hospitals and healthcare startup. We participated in a global level startup pitch competition and ended up finishing as the second-runner up.

In academics, I was consistently ranked first in my department. I was the second person in my department to be selected for the prestigious 'Khorana Program for Scholars'. The first student was selected back in 2009! I bagged an AIR-123 in GATE-Biotechnology 2020 examination just by self-study. I did not take any sort of coaching. I became the only person in the department to be awarded the prestigious IASc-INSA-NASI Summer Research Fellowship in the sophomore year of my dual degree program. The only person in the department to be conferred with the Foundation for Excellence Scholarship.

In sports, I was the first person from IIT(BHU) Varanasi to receive a medal in above 85 Kg Weight category in the Weightlifting event of Spardha sports festival. I received the bronze medal in my freshmen year, 2016.

In extracurriculars, my research report was selected to be presented at the Student Academic Conference at the Inter-IIT Tech Meet 2018 and 2019. The event itself started in 2018.
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Skills
5+ yrs
Microsoft Word
3 - 5 yrs
Microsoft PowerPoint
1 - 3 yrs
Adobe Target
Adobe XD
AutoCAD
Event Planning & Management
Google Analytics
Market Research
Microsoft Excel
Minimal Viable Product (MVP)
Negotiation
Product Design & Development
Product Pricing Strategy
SQL
Team Engagement
User Research
0 - 1 yrs
C
Email Marketing
Facebook Marketing
Microsoft Outlook
Python
R
Search Engine Marketing
Career Journey (4 yrs 4 mos)
Timer
May 2020 - Present
9 mos
Description: 
Developing a mobile application for optimized time management and connecting friends.
Currently in the customer discovery and ideation phase
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Virtual Summer Researcher
The University of Tokyo
May 2020 - Present
10 mos
Description: 
I am working as a remote intern in the 'Minami Research Group' at the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo. I am carrying out the modelling and simulation of microfluidic OTFT biosensors.
Skills
AutoCAD
Microsoft Word
Microsoft PowerPoint
Company Location
Tokyo, Tōkyō, Japan
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Co-Founder
Medi-Assess
Jan 2020 - Present
1 yr 1 mo
Description: 
Conducted Market Research, developed business model, prototyped the general user application, investigated stakeholders, studied legal and regulatory frameworks.
Finished Third in the 2020 John Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition. It is a global level competition with participants from all over the world.
Skills
Adobe Target
User Research
Product Pricing Strategy
Market Research
Google Analytics
SQL
Adobe XD
Minimal Viable Product (MVP)
Product Design & Development
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Company Stage
Early
Company Type
Product
Company Size
1-10
Company Location
India
Team Role
Team Member
Team Size
5
Sector Learning
Healthcare Services, Medical Equipment and Devices
Showcases (1)
Medi Assess
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Subject Matter Expert
Chegg Inc
Oct 2019 - Present
1 yr 5 mos
Description: 
I resolve the doubts related to Chemistry subject on the online Chegg platform. I have also achieved an overall Content Feedback score of more than 90%.
Skills
Microsoft Word
Company Stage
IPO
Company Size
501-1000
Company Location
India
Sector Learning
Education
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Visiting Student Researcher
Yale University
May 2019 - Aug 2019
2 mos
Projects (1)
Description: 
I worked under the guidance of Prof. Mark A. Reed of Department Of Electrical Engineering, Yale School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
I had worked on developing a silicon nanowire biosensor for the early detection of breast cancer. This would allow for the better treatment of breast cancer patients thereby saving millions of lives.
The 'Khorana Program for Scholars' provided the fellowship for this internship. The fellowship is awarded to only 50 students in India to undergo Summer Research Internship in the US.
Skills
Microsoft Word
Microsoft PowerPoint
Minimal Viable Product (MVP)
Product Design & Development
Microsoft Outlook
Company Location
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Team Role
Individual Contributor
Team Size
7
Sector Learning
Medical Equipment and Devices, Education, Hardware
PROJECTS (1)
An amperometric biosensor for the early detection of breast cancer
May 2019 - Aug 2020
1 yr 2 mos
Developing a novel biosensor in a cutting-edge research lab at Yale University was a dream come true.
Problem/Context
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of women's death worldwide. A lot of lives can be saved if early detection is possible.
Solution/What you did
I worked on developing an amperometric biosensor for the early detection of breast cancer using novel biomarkers found in the serum and saliva.
Business Impact
The proposed sensor would cost around $100 compared to the $4000 PCR and genetic tests.
Team Role
Individual Contributor
Team Size
7
Focus Areas
Biosensors, Medical Devices
Global Interactions
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
International Travels
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
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Zonal Secretary
Dakshana Alumni Network
Aug 2018 - Jul 2019
11 mos
Description: 
Created a new DAAN chapter NIT Kurukshetra.
Created a website for better content sharing and job posting amongst the DAAN chapters.
Skills
Team Engagement
Event Planning & Management
Negotiation
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Company Location
India
Sector Learning
Human Resources, Education, Hospitality
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Summer Research Fellow
CSIR - National Chemical Laboratory
May 2018 - Jul 2018
1 mo
Projects (1)
Description: 
I worked under the supervision of Dr Mugdha Gadgil. I worked on the Computational modelling of amino acid transporters in Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) Cells.
This project helped us(research group) know how the endogenous amino acid concentration is regulated inside the cell, which ultimately leads to better design of culture media and feeding strategies.
I received the prestigious IASc-INSA-NASI Summer Research Fellowship 2018 in the sophomore year of my dual-degree program to undergo the internship at CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory
Skills
Microsoft Word
Microsoft PowerPoint
Company Location
Pune, Mahārāshtra, India
Team Role
Individual Contributor
Team Size
6
Sector Learning
Biotechnology & Life Sciences, Education
PROJECTS (1)
Computational Modeling of amino acid transporter in Chinese Hamster Ovary cells
May 2018 - Jul 2018
1 mo
Problem/Context
Optimisation of cell culture media is a difficult process in cell culture. Inefficient or unoptimised media lead to delayed results, development of unwanted products and higher expenses.
Solution/What you did
I worked on modelling the amino acid influx and efflux out of amino acid transporter xCT in Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells
Business Impact
The proposed model works perfectly and helped researcher predict the suitable concentration of amino acid needed.
Sector Learning
Biotechnology & Life Sciences, Education
Team Role
Individual Contributor
Team Size
6
Focus Areas
Computational Biology
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College Representative
Dakshana Alumni
Aug 2017 - Jul 2018
11 mos
Description: 
Coordinated the DAAN activities at IIT(BHU) Varanasi.
Acted as a point of contact between The Dakshana Foundation and DAAN members.
Doubled the engagement of DAAN members of IIT(BHU) Varanasi.
Skills
Team Engagement
Event Planning & Management
Negotiation
Company Location
India
Sector Learning
Human Resources, Education, Hospitality
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Indian Institute of Technology BHU
Integrated Dual Degree (B.Tech + M.Tech) in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Jul 2016 - Jun 2021
4 yrs 11 mos
Projects (2)
Description: 
I am currently in the fourth year of my five-year dual-degree program. My specialisation is in the field of Genetic and Protein Engineering.
Currently ranked 2nd in the department.
Skills
Python
Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft Word
Microsoft PowerPoint
C
R
SQL
Email Marketing
Facebook Marketing
Search Engine Marketing
Courses
Numerical Analysis
Introduction to Electronics Engineering
Computer Programming
Molecular Biology
Enzyme Engineering
Bioprocess Engineering
Wastewater Engineering
Entrepreneurship
Computational Drug Design
Advances in Biochemistry
Specialization
Degree: Integrated Dual Degree (B.Tech + M.Tech) in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Extracurricular Activities
Publicity Executive - International Relations Office, IIT(BHU) Varanasi
I served as the publicity executive of the International Relations Office, IIT(BHU) Varanasi. I was responsible for managing the Email and Facebook account of the International Relations Office.
Student Guide 2017 and 2018
I served as the Student Guide in the 'Induction program for Freshers' during 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic sessions.
Course Tutor
I was selected as a tutor of 'Advances in Biochemistry' course intended for sophomore students in 2018-2019 session. I was in my junior year at that time.
Training and Placement Coordinator
Coordinated with team members and got 280 companies empanelled for the 2019-20 campus placements. We got 210 companies empanelled for the 2018-19 campus placements.
Inter-IIT Tech Meet 2018 and 2019
Part of the IIT(BHU) Varanasi contingent at the Inter-IIT Tech Meet 2018 and 2019. Represented IIT(BHU) Varanasi in the Student Academic Conference event for two years.
PROJECTS (2)
Isolation, Characterisation and Production of L-Asparaginase from novel Streptomyces species
Aug 2018 - Dec 2019
1 yr 4 mos
Description
Isolating normal and novel Streptomyces species to study and optimise the production of L-Asparaginase, an anti-cancer drug.
Studies on therapeutic uses of Bacteriophages
Jan 2018 - Feb 2018
1 mo
The project was later shortlisted by HP Innovation Incubator, a CSR initiative of HP India
Description
Demonstrated how phages can be used to combat antibiotic resistance and prevent the formation of biofilms.
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Accomplishments (5)
Khorana Scholar 2019IASc-INSA-NASI Summer Research Scholar 2018Inter-IIT Tech Meet 2018 and 2019John Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition 2020FFE-INDUS-AWOO Scholar 2016-2021
Certificates (4)
Digital Product Management: Modern FundamentalsThe Fundamentals of Digital MarketingDatabases and SQL for Data ScienceData Science: Foundations using R Specialization
Hobbies (4)
Coin collectingCookingPowerliftingVideo gaming
Languages (2)
EnglishHindi
Publications (1)
Phages for clean water and healthier life from the perspective of Ganges and Kashi
Volunteer Works (2)
Foundation for ExcellenceDakshana Foundation
Personality
Success Statement
I am motivated by Helping Others and Freedom, I work in Steady and Decisive ways, and my ideal work allows forProven Methods and Working with People
Life Priority
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Adventure
Quite a variety of work experiences can bring a sense of challenge and adventure. Taking calculated risks in the job get adrenaline pumping.
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Affection
Supportive, caring relationships are important. Being surrounded by empathetic people who respect and appreciate the human part of business can bring fulfillment.
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Recognition
Success should be acknowledged. High-profile jobs are not available to everyone; however, increasing internal visibility can lead to more recognition of results.