Jyot Antani, PhD

Jyot Antani, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

Yale University

jyot.antani@yale.edu

About

I am currently studying how bacteriophages, the viruses of bacteria, interact with their hosts. This research will be useful in the development of phage therapy strategies to battle antimicrobial resistance - an imminent public health fiasco.

At Yale, I have a joint appointment within two labs:

My PhD research was in Pushkar Lele Lab at Texas A&M University. It focused on the physics of how bacteria move and sense their surroundings. My dissertation (2021) is titled Sensory Functions of the Bacterial Flagellar Motor.

I use a variety of techniques consisting molecular biology, phase and fluorescence microscopy, image analysis, particle tracking, and prototyping (3D-printed chambers and microfluidic devices). Some of my work has been published and is linked below.

I am passionate about #OpenScience and science outreach. To this end, I write for LabLeaks, a fun(ny), biweekly newsletter bringing the latest scientific research to a general audience.

Download my CV here.

Interests

  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Biophysics
  • Virology
  • Genetic Technology
  • Imaging Technology
  • Biomedical Engineering

Education

  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, 2021

    Texas A&M University (USA)

  • B.Tech. with Honours in Chemical Engineering, 2016

    IIT Bombay (India)

Published Work