UFRI Fellow, A Tiwari 2015

A TiwariAmit Tiwari, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
The University of Toledo
Toledo, Ohio
Undergraduate Faculty Research Initiative (UFRI) Fellow
Award year: 2015


Dr. Tiwari’s research is addressing fundamental science questions in cancer biology to eventually improve human health conditions by developing personalized chemotherapy, thus bridging the gap of health-disparity. His lab uses multi-disciplinary approach to train students in the area of molecular & cancer cell biology, bioorganic & medicinal chemistry, pharmacologenetics, bio-informatics & systems modeling. Federal, private foundations and intramural funding, supports him. Dr. Tiwari efforts are directed towards establishing teaching platform and enhancing hands-on training, skill acquisition and productivity in the students at University of Toledo that are interested in Life Sciences area. He believes that students that are directly and actively engaged in production, dissemination and application of new knowledge will be more successful individuals.


Dr. Tiwari has trained several early career scientists, including high school students, undergraduates, doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows; a large percentage of his trainees include students from under-represented minority population. Dr. Tiwari is also engaged in number of community out-reach activities, in addition to serving as an editor, editorial board member and peer-reviewer of several journals in the field of life sciences. He has authored close to 90 publications as a research articles, reviews, book chapters, abstracts and editorial in high impact peer-reviewed journals and national conferences.

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