Amit is an Organic and Medicinal Chemist involved in using reagents to dissect the pharmacological pathways that can contribute to a variety of diseases and conditions. Amit performed his undergraduate and master’s degree in Biological Chemistry (University of Leicester, 2004 and 2005 respectively) and a PhD in Organic and Medicinal Chemistry (University of Dundee and later, University of Bath). Amit graduated with a PhD from the University of Bath in 2010. Amit stayed on at the University of Bath as a Postdoctoral Research Officer and secured three research grants. Whilst at Bath, Amit progressed to becoming a Research Fellow and performed a company secondment fellowship at AstraZeneca (Mӧlndal) and University of New York, which was supported by the MRC. Amit’s research involves the design, synthesis and evaluation of compounds that target the enzymes called tankyrases, which is applicable to dissect the fundamental mechanisms pertinent to colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, IPF, diabetes, obesity and new areas of regenerative medicine.
Amit then went on to join the University of Sunderland as a Senior Lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry in 2018, which involved teaching Pharmacy and Biopharmaceutical Sciences students, whilst continuing his research on creating tankyrase inhibitors that can be used as molecular tools and new leads. Amit moved to the University of Northampton in 2022 as a Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology, which utilises his expertise at the interface of Chemistry and Biology.
Amit’s office hours are on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings in term time.