About Me

I am currently a Post Doctoral Research Associate in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Boston University. I joined the Center for Advanced Biotechnology in April 2010. I am collaborating with Dr. James Collins and other colleagues to lead innovative research in the lab to understand the deleterious effects of antibiotics on mammalian cells. The ultimate goal is to evaluate the long-term effects of antibiotics on mammalian cells and determine if prolonged usage would lead to mutagenesis in human beings using molecular biology techniques including RT2-PCR, genomic and mitochondrial DNA sequencing and microarray analysis on primary cells and in vivo mice studies.

Additionally, I am also involved in the design and implementation of novel cell culture based experiments to validate the predictions made by mathematical modeling and computational studies of combinatorial drug therapy for cancer treatment.

I completed my PhD from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Drexel University, Philadelphia in March 2010. I have been pursuing my PhD in Electrical Engineering since September 2004. I initially worked on theoretical simulation of NMR signals from micro-catheters with Dr. Friedman and then carried out research  in biotechnological applications of magnetic particle manipulation. In April 2006 I became a part of the A. J. Drexel Plasma Institute, and was involved in understanding the mechanism of non-thermal plasma induced blood coagulation, but now my research involves studying various clinical applications of non-thermal atmospheric pressure dielectric barrier discharge plasma and understanding the biological mechanisms of interaction of non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma with living tissue. This is the primary area of research for my final PhD Defense. My advisors are Dr. Gary Friedman (Electrical), Dr. Jane AzizKhan Clifford (Biochemistry), Dr. Alisa Morss Clyne (Mechanical) and Dr. Alexander Fridman (Mechanical).

I was born in Mumbai, India in 1982. I received my Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Electrical Engineering from Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), Mumbai University, Mumbai, India in 2003. I worked for one year in TATA Motors, Pune, India until 2004 and then moved to Philadelphia, PA, where I was accepted in Drexel University to pursue the Doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering.

During my Ph. D., I closely collaborated with students, professors and staff in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (DNA Damage), Mechanical Engineering (Plasma Treatment of Endothelial Cells), Department of Surgery (Apoptosis), Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (Histology), Department of Biosciences (Flow Cytometry) and the A. J. Drexel Plasma Institute.

When I am not in the lab, I am an avid reader of mysteries, fiction, science fiction, non-fiction and autobiographies. Robert Ludlum, John Grisham and Ayn Rand are personal favorites for fiction, while I enjoyed reading "The World is Flat" and "Google Story". I also enjoy watching latest movies from Hollywood or Bollywood while CSI, 24, Fringe and Prison Break are TV favorites. Travelling is a passion and consider myself a better than an amateur photographer. Bombay (Mumbai) is a place most dear to my heart while New Zealand is a place I would like to visit at least once.

This website is designed to provide you an overview about my research and some glimpses of my personal life. The Research page gives a brief overview of the current projects I am working on. On the Publications page please find the most up-to-date list of my papers, presentations, talks etc and please find my short bio-data and complete CV on the Resume page. The Activities page lists some of my extra-curricular activities at Drexel University and a selection of my favorite photos from my travels and personal life will be found on the Photos page.

You can also reach me here

Office Address:

Sameer Kalghatgi, Ph. D.
Post Doctoral Research Associate

ERB 301, Collins Lab
Biomedical Engineering Department,
Boston University,
44 Cummington St, Boston, MA 02215
Tel: 617 353 5463 Fax: 617 353 5462
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Lab Address:
Rm 225, Center for Advanced Biotechnology,
Department of Biomedical Engineering,
Boston University,
36 Cummington St, Boston, MA 02215
Tel: 617 353 5463

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Resume and Full CV

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Areas of Research   

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Current Happenings

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