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Kartikeya Puri


Previous positions

  • Webmaster at Undergraduate Bioinformatics Club at UCSD
  • Software Developement Intern at Qualcomm


University of California, San Diego, Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Computer Science




B. S. Computer Science


  • Software Developer

    UC San Diego Health

    October 2016 – Present(3 years)La Jolla

  • Webmaster

    Undergraduate Bioinformatics Club at UCSD

    August 2014 – March 2016(1 year 7 months)

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  • Software Developement Intern


    June 2015 – August 2015(2 months)Greater San Diego Area

    – Worked as a Software Developer for the Enterprise Engineering Tools and Solutions (EETS) IT team within IT corporate management at Qualcomm – Created an independent app for users to be able to submit retrospectives anonymously for the bi-weekly EETS IT team retrospectives meetings, utilizing MongoDB, Node.js, HTML, CSS & jQuery – Wrote scripts in node.js to retrieve relevant information from internal Qualcomm databases – Gained leadership, team management and interpersonal skills as a result of oftentimes working directly with clients and participating in team building and volunteering activities

  • Research Intern


    June 2014 – December 2014(6 months)La Jolla

    Worked as a web developer for UCSD’s team competing at iGEM 2014. (



  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Hindi

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Punjabi

    Limited working proficiency

  • Marathi

    Elementary proficiency


  • iGEM

    April 2014 – December 2014

    Synthetic genetic circuits created by synthetic biologists have yielded exciting applications such as biofuels production and cancer killing bacteria. These circuits are often difficult to engineer, requiring months to design, build, and test each individual genetic device involved in the circuit. Although there are many genetic devices that have been built, re-using these devices often requires a time-consuming review of the literature. The UCSD Software iGEM team will address this challenge by creating a web-tool that leverages existing genetic devices to create complex genetic circuits.

    Team Members (10):
    • Kartikeya Puri,
    • Kartikeya Puri,
    • Andreas Draeger,
    • Jenhan Tao,
    • Kartikeya Puri,
    • Joaquin Reyna,
    • Valeriy Sosnovskiy,
    • Gary Le,
    • Luyao Zhou,
    • Benjamin Kellman

Skills & Expertise

  • Matlab
  • Microsoft Excel
  • English
  • Python
  • Microsoft Office
  • Customer Service
  • PowerPoint
  • Teamwork
  • C++
  • HTML
  • Social Media
  • Microsoft Word
  • Programming
  • Java
  • Windows

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Causes Kartikeya cares about:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Human Rights
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Science and Technology