Rahul Nandwani is a Quality Assurance Intern at Assured Bio Labs. He is a Senior at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) and is pursuing a B.S. in chemical engineering with a concentration in biomolecular engineering and minors in biology and economics. His responsibilities at Assured Bio include conducting internal audits to update the standard operating procedures (SOP’s), assist in general laboratory processes, and data entry. He has also been conducting independent research at UTK dealing with: Development of heterologous platforms using actinomycetal pigments, Topics that relate to polyketide synthesis and codon optimization, and General laboratory processes such as gel electrophoresis, PCR, molecular cloning, DNA Prep and cleanup, protein purification and others. In his free time, Rahul enjoys playing the ukulele, video games, and going to the gym.