Teaching & Mentoring

Courses Taught
 
Pharmaceutical BioEngineering (ECH4905, ECH6937) – Spring 2019
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville FL, USA
 
Material and Energy Balance (ECH3023) – Fall 2018, Spring 2020
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville FL, USA
 
Teaching Certificates
 
Kaufman Teaching Certificate Program (June 2016)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA USA
 
Graduate Certificate College Teaching & Career Preparation (May 2013)
University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Kansas City, MO USA
 
Training and Mentoring
 
Undergraduate students (Jan 2015-Present)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA USA
Mentored/mentoring three undergraduate students under MIT Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program positions. They both contributed and co-authored for the CRISPR+ work and also for improving CRISPR specificity and activity.
 
Summer student (Summer 2014)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA USA
Mentored a high school student during summer 2014 in the Bhatia lab. His project involved developing targeted nanoparticles that can deliver siRNA inside cells.
 
Graduate students (2007-2013)
University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Kansas City, MO USA
Trained two graduate students on cell culture, organic synthesis and analytical chemistry techniques in the Friedman lab. Their projects involved light activated RNA interference and light activated insulin depot. They both contributed as coauthors and one of them also contributed as a co-inventor on a project.
 
High school students (2000-2006)
Tutored science and physics to over 25 middle school and high school students as a personal tutor in India.
 
Teaching Fellowships and Positions
 
Preparing Future Faculty Fellowship (2008-2011)
University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Kansas City, MO USA
Awarded to only 5 Ph.D. students in the University, UMKC for three consecutive years a total sum of $34,500 and remission of up to 18 credits per year. As a part of the fellowship, PFF recipients are trained for three years to become a faculty member by active courses, seminars, panel discussions and are provided with an opportunity to craft and teach a course at the University. In three years of fellowship, Dr. Jain presented and attended seminars from various faculty members from different colleges. Performed analysis of talks and involved in online classroom discussions. Learned and implemented innovative ways to assess students issues. Because of this fellowship, Dr. Jain received an opportunity to teach a course on medicinal chemistry to a class of over 100 students spread over two campuses as a guest instructor spreading over four review classes. Dr. Jain received excellent feedback from students and they rated him with over 95% score overall as a teacher.
 
Classroom Teaching as Guest Lecturer (Fall 2009)
University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Kansas City, MO USA
Lectured Medicinal Chemistry-I review classes for Pharm D. students as a part of PFF fellowship (discussed above).
 
Teaching Assistant (2007-2008)
University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Kansas City, MO USA
Served as teaching assistant for Medicinal Chemistry-I & II courses for Pharm D. students. Duties included helping the students in understanding the course material and concepts with optional study sessions for students. Helped faculty members with exams and grading. 
 
Official Peer Tutor (2007)
University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Kansas City, MO USA
Selected as a peer tutor for teaching the course on ‘Survey of Organic Chemistry-II’ by Prof Kathleen Kilway and was retroactively awarded an Honors for the course ‘Survey of Organic Chemistry I’ for successful tutoring four students.
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