Sameer Kalghatgi, PhD

Assistant Director, Laboratory Operations 

Sameer Kalghatgi, Ph.D., is assistant director of Laboratory Operations at the Coriell Institute for Medical Research. In this capacity, he manages the cell culture, molecular biology, stem cell and cytogenomic laboratory supervisors and staff by providing scientific and technical guidance and leads the laboratory teams in providing these services for a large number of diverse customers and projects. Sameer’s responsibilities include optimizing daily workflows to meet all deliverables by developing and streamlining laboratory processes including SOPs and troubleshooting and exploring & onboarding new technologies.

Prior to joining Coriell, Sameer was a Senior Scientist at EP Technologies LLC, an early stage company based in Akron, Ohio. He was a significant contributor to EPT’s extensive patent portfolio and was responsible for increasing investment, developing novel clinical applications of non-thermal plasma, building a world-class team, and driving major projects that proved the safety and feasibility of non-thermal plasma. As one of the founding employees, Sameer led and advised key plasma projects and served as the primary technical point of contact between EPT and external partners, pharma companies and regulatory agencies.

Sameer completed his postdoctoral studies at Boston University, employing his expertise in systems biology, cell culture, biochemistry, molecular biology, gene expression analysis and animal studies to study the underlying action of long-term use of common antibiotics in increasing oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction in mammalian cells.

Sameer received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from VJTI, University of Mumbai and earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in electrical engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.