Ajay Tijore

Assistant Professor

Phone : +91-80-2293-3752 (O)
E-mail: ajaytijore@iisc.ac.in
Website: http://tijorelab.com

Research Interests:
Cancer and stem cell mechanobiology

Educational History

Post-doctoral Research Fellow : (2017-2021), Mechanobiology Institute, NUS
Post-doctoral Research Fellow: (2016-2017), NTU Singapore
PhD (2016): NTU Singapore (Biomaterials and Bioengineering)
Masters (2011): IIT Bombay, India (Biomedical Engineering)
Bachelors (2009): Pune University, India (Pharmaceutical Science)

Courses offered

BE 206: Biology for engineers

BE 222: Stem Cell Technology

Awards / Honours / Affiliations

RSC Young Researcher Award, Nov 2023

R.I. Mazumdar Young Investigator Award, July 2023 – June 2025

Outstanding Abstract Award, Asian-Pacific Conference on Biomechanics, Japan, 2021 


  • Tijore A, Yao M, Wang Y-H, Hariharan A, Nematbakhsh Y, Doss BL, Lim CT, Sheetz Michael*, Selective killing of transformed cells by mechanical stretch, Biomaterials, 2021, 275, 120866
  • Singh A#*, Tijore A#*, Margadant F, Simpson C, Chitkara D, Low BC, Michael Sheetz*, Enhanced tumor cell killing by ultrasound with microtubule depolymerization, Bioengineering and Translational Medicine, 2021, e10233, #co-first authors, *co-corresponding authors
  • Tijore A, Irvine SA*, Mhaisalkar P, Baisane V, Venkatraman S, Contact guidance for cardiac tissue engineering using 3D bioprinted gelatin hydrogel, Biofabrication, 2018, 10, 025003
  • Alka Kumari, S Manasa Veena, Rashmita Luha, Ajay Tijore*, Mechanobiological Strategies to Augment Cancer Treatment, ACS Omega, 2023, 8, 42072-42085