Hello, I am Akhilesh Agrawal. I have completed Bachelor’s in Dental Surgery in 2020 from Sharad Pawar Dental College Maharashtra. Although from a dental background, I am primarily interested in engineering biomaterials to address musculoskeletal regeneration. My work focuses on designing and developing biomaterial inks for 3D printing. During my leisure time I enjoy listening music, watching horror movies and playing badminton. I also love to explore adventure places having breathtaking natural backdrop. I am a big foodie, I like street food and chinese cuisine. Always happy to learn and help. Please feel free to reach out!.
Works with: Prof Kaushik Chatterjee
Project title: Engineering Biomaterials for 3D Printing of Osteochondral Constructs
Arjun S V
I did my integrated master’s in bioengineering and medical nanotechnology. As a result, I have always sought interdisciplinary solutions for problems in science and medicine. I am interested in medical imaging and the synthesis and characterization of contrast agents. As an avid sports enthusiast, I also like to analyze data visually in sporting and research environments.
Works with: Dr. Sanhita Sinharay – Molecular Imaging Research Lab
Project title: Visualization of tumour glucose metabolism using photoacoustic imaging
Partha Sarathi Dey
“Hi, I am Partha. I have a master’s degree in Theoretical Physics from The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, and another master’s degree in Film Studies from Jadavpur University. Now I’m trying to dabble in Biology, in the hope of directly affecting lives around me positively before I become stardust again. I love teaching, I have taught at Muralidhar Girls’ College, Kolkata, for four years, before joining the lab.
A late bloomer, I’m curious about the heaven and the earth and everything in between. I love learning new things, especially new languages. I live for Szymborska, Tagore, Austen. And science. And cinema. And love.”
Works with: Dr. Mohit Kumar Jolly & Dr. Ramray Bhat
Project title: Role of Notch Signalling Pathway in Cancer
I graduated with a major in Biology from IISER Bhopal. I am interested in working on understanding the design principles of cellular decision making networks for my PhD.
Works with: Dr. Mohit Kumar Jolly, Cancer Systems Biology Lab
Project title: Design principles of regulatory networks driving phenotypic plasticity in cancer
Prem Singh Anant
I am Prem Singh Anant from Korba, Chhattisgarh. I have done BTech in Biotechnology from NIT Raipur. I have joined as a PhD candidate in Immunoengineering lab at BSSE. My area of research is mechanisms of neutrophil action at biomaterials implantation. Apart from academics I’m a sports person and an NCC cadet. My hobbies are stargazing, trekking and playing sports.
Works with: Prof. Siddharth Jhunjhunwala (BSSE) and Prof. Dipankar Nandi (BC)
Project title: Mechanisms of neutrophil action at biomaterials implantation
I am an aspiring and motivated Ph.D. scholar at BSSE department, IISc, Bangalore. I have completed my masters degree from Central University of Punjab, Bathinda in Life Sciences (specialization in Plant Sciences) with First rank (Gold medalist). I graduated from Regional Institute of Education, Bhubaneswar. Studied at Kendriya Vidyalaya Bargarh, and bagged First rank in class 12th Science stream in my school. My current research focuses on understanding the impact of ultrasound-generated force on oral cancer cells. My qualifications include national-level competitive exams (CSIR UGC NET, GATE and CTET). I am an avid educator and have a great inclination toward plants, art, and craft.
Works with: Dr. Ajay Tijore, The Mechanobiologics Lab
Project title: Study of ultrasound-generated mechanical forces for treating oral tumors
Host-Pathogen interaction, Tuberculosis, Gene expression regulation
Works with: Dr. Rachit Agarwal (BSSE), Amit Sing (CIDR)
Project title: Three-dimensional culture system for studying host-pathogen interaction in tuberculosis
Vijaya Vaishnavi V
An interdisciplinary bioengineer in the making, who loves to draw, paint, sing (at times), nurture plants and watch movies. Thriving and driven towards decoding host response to tuberculosis bacteria with a translational outlook.
Works with: Dr. Rachit Agarwal, Drug Delivery Lab
Project title: Engineering a three-dimensional (3D) hypoxic necrotic tuberculosis granuloma
Broadly interested in Microbiomes, Gut-immune axis, Bioinformatics and NGS.
Works with: Dr. Siddharth Jhunjhunwala (BSSE), Prof. Sandhya Visweswariah (MRDG)
Project title: Modulation of gut-associated Immune cells in guanyl cyclase C receptor mutant mice using orally delivered particulates.