Research Associate, University of Cincinnati, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Cincinnati OHBiography
Ameet is currently a Research Associate in Dr. Laura Conforti's laboratory at the University of Cincinnati, where he studies the role of ion channels in T lymphocyte function, primarily in the context of solid tumors. He obtained his degree in Medicine from the University of Nagpur, India and completed his doctoral training where he studied ion transport physiology in disease causation under the guidance of Dr. Peter Lauf at Wright State University in Dayton Ohio. Subsequently, Ameet joined Dr. Conforti's laboratory as a postdoctoral fellow where he optimized the methodology for isolating tumor infiltrating lymphocytes from head and neck squamous cell tumors and developed various flow cytometry and microscopy based assays to detect ion channel function in blood and biopsy specimens from cancer patients. Ameet then transitioned to the position of Research Associate in Dr. Conforti's laboratory in 2015 and is currently continuing with his translational research. In addition to his research responsibilities in Dr. Conforti's laboratory, Ameet is also passionate about mentoring young STEM students in the laboratory and about science communication and outreach.