School of Science & Computing - Dept of Science
FTG-02 T- Block/ FTG Rooms
Dr. Sweta Rani is currently working in Waterford Institute of Technology as Lecturer and is actively involved in Teaching and Research. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are gaining popularity as a front-line therapeutics towards regenerative therapy. The regenerative potential of MSCs is partially paracrine mediated via EVs. Her interest lies in using EVs isolated from stem cells and study its therapeutic potential on accidental burn, dry eyes syndrome caused by multiple conditions and other ocular disease. She is also exploring the use of EVs as a biomarker for early diagnosis for potential life threatening conditions.
Her teaching expertise includes Microbial Biotechnology & Molecular Genetics, Applied Immunology, Molecular Biology, Cell Factories and Mammalian Cell Culturing, DNA Technology & Bioinformatics. She is an ardent instructor and an experienced researcher and has contributed to publications in High Impact Journals, Patents and Books. She has been granted number of awards for her research contribution including Early Career Award.
1. Investigating the role of glatiramer in modulating immune effector cells in a model of choroidal neovascularization (CNV)
WIT Co-Fund (Funded by Experimentuca Ltd, The vision Clinic and WIT) – €74,000
Introductory Biology – Lab and Tutorials
Cell biology and Biochemistry – Lab and Tutorials
Microbial Biotechnology & Molecular Genetics – Lectures and Lab
Pharmaceutical Sciences – Lab
Biopharmaceutical Sciences – Lab
Applied Immunology – Lectures and Lab
Molecular Biology – Lectures
Cell Factories and Mammalian Cell Culturing – Lectures and Lab
DNA Technology & Bioinformatics – Lectures and Lab
1. Assistant Lecturer (Dec 2015 – Present) – Biology and Biopharmaceutical Sciences- Waterford Institute of Technology, Department of Science, Waterford, Ireland. Nature of work: lectures (Applied Immunology, Microbial Biotechnology and Molecular Genetics), developing modules.
2. Research Fellow (Jan 2014 – Nov 2015)- Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI), National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland. Nature of work: Exosomes, miRNA, Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Corneal infection, Exosome-topical application, diabetes ulcer, teaching (structured PhD), supervise PhD postgrad & undergrad students.
3. Research Fellow (Oct 2009 – Sept 2013)- School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Nature of work: Exosomes, Biomarkers, Molecular Biology, miRNA, Cancer drug resistance. supervise PhD, postgrad & undergrad students
4. Post-doctoral researcher (Jan 2009 – Sept 2009)- National Institute for Cellular Biotechnology, Dublin City University, Ireland. Nature of work: Islet isolation from pancreata, Biomarkers in lung cancer.
Patents :(*contributing to patents)
Manuscript in preparation-
Sweta Rani, Lorraine O’Driscoll: Function of beta cell and extracellular RNAs as potential biomarker: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing; ISBN 978-3-8383-4144-6; (17 Feb 2010)
Oral Presentation in International Conference (§invited talk; *awards):
International Conference Presentations >38 (*awards):
microRNA profiling - Methods in Molecular Biology, published by Springer
Grant for Diabetes UK
Dutch Arthritis Foundation (DAF, Reumafonds)
Journal of Endocrinology,
OncoTargets and Therapy
Chronic Wound Care Management and Research