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

Claire Kaple (Jan 2021-present): Undergraduate student, SURIP award winner 2021

Jacob Powell (Jan 2021-present): Undergraduate student

Mia Buono (May 2021-present): Undergraduate student

Shabre Eskridge (October 2021-present): Undergraduate student

Past Members


Manasi Apte (Jan 2021-Feb 2022)

Rotation Students:

Timothy Simmons (October-December 2021)

Susmita Khanal (October-December 2021)

Nishita Gogia (December 2021- January 2022)

Hahley Wiltse (January 2022-March 2022)

Satavisha Mullick (January 2022-March 2022)

Morgan House (March 2022- April 2022)

Undergraduate Students:

Elizabeth Jones (June 2021- July 2021): REU student

Liliane Nguyen (January 2021-December 2021): Won SURIP award 2021

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