Biography and research overview
Amit's main research interest is in the germline and somatic genetics of blood cancers as well as the long-term side effects of cancer therapies.
He graduated from the University of Manchester with an Honours in Medicine and a Distinction in Medical Research (Masters).
In 2013 he was awarded a National Institute of Health Research Academic Clinical Fellowship in Haematology in South West London. This led to a Cancer Research UK-funded PhD at the ICR followed by a Visiting Scientist Fellowship at the The German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Germany. Following this, he was awarded the National Institute of Health Research Academic Clinical Lectureship at the ICR and is continuing his Haematology Training at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.
Amit became a member of the Royal College of Physicians London in 2012 and the Royal College of Pathologists in 2021. He was awarded the Royal College of Pathologists Research Medal in Haematology in 2018 and the Royal College of Physicians Turner-Warwick Lecturer Prize in London in 2019. He is the recipient of an Academy of Medical Sciences' Starter Grants for Clinical Lecturers and a Royal College of Physicians' Whitney-Wood Scholarship.
Amit is a member of the National Cancer Research Institute Hodgkin lymphoma subgroup. He is co-investigator for the AVENuE trial.