Postdoctoral Research Associate
Dr. Amani Gillette is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the lab of Dr. Melissa Skala at the Morgridge Institute for Research. She got her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering at Michigan Technological University while performing research on tissue-material interactions for stenting applications in the lab of Dr. Jeremy Goldman and participating in summer internships at Promega in Madison, WI helping in the development of plate-based assays for autophagy. Amani then moved to the University of Wisconsin–Madison to complete her doctoral work in the field of biomedical engineering with a focus on label-free metabolic imaging technologies, her PhD work focused on correlating label-free two-photon optical metabolic imaging results with other standard methods of metabolism for understanding cancer and cell biology. Currently she is pursuing a Postdoctoral Research position in Dr. Skala’s lab working to commercialize a label-free microscope system capable of early prediction of fit for purpose T cell therapy products.