Jyot Antani, PhD

Jyot Antani, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

Yale University



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.

phage-bacteria, microscopy, tracking

At Yale, I am affiliated with the following entities:

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 thesis dissertation (2021) was 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 took an advanced summer course on microscopy in 2022: Optical Microscopy & Imaging in the Biomedical Sciences at Marine Biological Laboratories, Woods Hole, MA (USA). Having fallen in love with the course, I went back as a Research Facilitator in 2023.

I am passionate about science outreach. To this end, I use Foldscopes to teach local middle school students about microscopy.

Download my CV here.


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


  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, 2021

    Texas A&M University (USA)

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

    IIT Bombay (India)

Published Work