After completing his Bachelor of Science degree in 2009, Amit moved forward with a Master of Science program (Indore, India). He characterized a few bacteria able to degrade pectin and developed growth conditions for higher pectinase production, the enzyme responsible for pectin degradation. Next, Amit joined the doctoral program at the Indian Institute of Science Education & Research Bhopal and joined the lab of Dr. Sanjeev Shukla. During his doctoral program, he identified a novel axis of PAK2-cMyc-PKM2 in head and neck oncogenesis. He also investigated aspects of epigenetic dysregulation and altered mRNA splicing in breast and head and neck cancer. Amit joined the Beaudoin Lab in March 2020 as a postdoctoral fellow, investigating how cis-regulatory elements control mRNA trafficking using different cellular model systems.