Ami Bhatt - Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology) and of Genetics
Bio-X Affiliated Faculty
The goal of Dr. Bhatt's research program is to understand the interplay between human genetics and the microbial environment in patients with hematological malignancies (leukemia and lymphoma). Dr. Bhatt joined the faculty of the Department of Medicine (Divisions of Hematology and Bone marrow transplantation) and Genetics in Fall of 2014 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship focused on genomics at the Broad Institute. Her laboratory focuses on:
- the use of next generation sequencing to define the microbiome and host genomic and transcriptomic features in patients with hematological diseases;
- developing custom computational tools for the identification of novel human commensals and pathogens in these immunosuppressed patient populations; and
- using statistical and functional biological methods to understand host and microbial factors that confer sensitivity to colonization or infection by certain bacteria, viruses and fungi.