Dr. Khot has over fourteen years of experience working with microbial diagnostics spanning environmental monitoring and clinical microbiology. During this period, he has successfully led numerous projects to evaluate, develop, and implement microbial diagnostic assays based on MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, nucleic acid amplification, DNA sequencing, cell viability indicators, spectroscopy, and data analytics in regulated environments.
Currently, he is responsible for driving scientific growth of the Accugenix® microbial identification business with focus on MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry and is an evaluator of new technologies. Dr. Khot earned his PhD from the University of Utah and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular diagnostics of infectious diseases at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle.
efore joining Charles River, he worked as a Research Scientist for the Clinical Microbiology Division at ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City (a national clinical and anatomic pathology reference laboratory).
Articles & Publications
- Operational impact of library development on the identification of organisms in the family Bacillaceae (PDA Poster)
- A caveat to identifying QC strains (Eureka Blog)
- Optimization of MALDI Mass Spectrometry Analysis for Bacterial Identification (J Clin Microbiol. publication)
- PCR-based diagnosis of human fungal infections (Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. publication)
- Candida albicans Biofilms Resistance to Amphotericin B (Antimicrob Agents Chemother. publication)