Cell Biology Cancer Research
Vishal joined Dr. Partha Roy's research lab as a Sophomore. This research primarily concerned the role of Profilin-1 (Pfn1) and Profilin-2 (Pfn2) in triple negative breast cancer cells (MDA-MB-231 cell line). Of particular importance was the influence that various protein knockdowns had on downstream signaling, especially those of different suspected feedback mechanisms. Differences between early and late stage cancers were also drawn throughout the course of this research position. He later presented on his research in a research based course in his curriculum and presented at a venue open to students and professors.
ANSYS Inc. 2017 Summer Internship
Vishal completed a summer internship at ANSYS Inc. during the summer after Junior year. During the course of this internship, Vishal assisted in implementation of both a Continuous Integration and a Branch Integration process. These tools helped detect problems in both the compilation and certification components of all of ANSYS Inc.'s products. In addition to these processes, Vishal also developed automation scripts to help reduce the workload on his team in the areas of product build monitoring and certification. The automation algorithm attempted to pinpoint the sources of error caused by developer changes to resolve the need of having to manually analyze log files to achieve the same end.