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Dr. Amit Joshi

Principal Investigator
Amit received his PhD from Dr. Miriam Greenberg’s lab at Wayne State University in Detroit. He obtained post-doctoral training in Dr. William Prinz’s lab at National Institutes of Health in Bethesda and Dr. Sarah Cohen’s lab at University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. During postdoc he discovered novel family of ER membrane shaping proteins involved in biogenesis of peroxisomes and lipid droplets. He joined UTK in January 2021.

Contact: ajoshi18 AT utk DOT edu


Current Members

Morgan House (May 2022-present): BCMB graduate student

Timothy Simmons (May 2022-present): BCMB graduate student

Jacob Powell (Jan 2021-present): Undergraduate student, AURA award winner

Shabre Eskridge (October 2021-present): Undergraduate student

Caroline Chapman (May 2022-present): Undergraduate student

Past Members

Postdocs:

Manasi Apte (Jan 2021-Feb 2022): Current- Program Manager at Ripple Effect Inc.

Rotation Students:

Timothy Simmons (October-December 2021): Current- Graduate student in the Joshi lab

Susmita Khanal (October-December 2021): Current- Graduate student in the Lamichhane lab

Nishita Gogia (December 2021- January 2022): Current- Graduate student in the McCord lab

Hahley Wiltse (January-March 2022): Current- Graduate student in the Alexandre lab

Satavisha Mullick (January-March 2022): Current- Graduate student in the Labrador lab

Morgan House (March- April 2022): Current- Graduate student in the Joshi lab

Undergraduate Students:

Elizabeth Jones (June- July 2021): REU student, Current- PhD student at Dartmouth College

Liliane Nguyen (January-December 2021): Won SURIP award 2021, Current- University of Tennessee

Claire Kaple (Jan 2021-April 2022): Won SURIP award 2021, Current- Cleveland VA Medical Research & Education Foundation

Mia Buono (May 2021-July 2022): Honors student, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Current- Graduate Student in Publich Health at Duke University.

Olivia Brodersen (June- July 2022): REU student, Current- University of Arizona

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