Rachit Agarwal

Assistant Professor

Phone : +91-80-22933626 (O)
E-mail: rachit@iisc.ac.in
Website: https://be.iisc.ac.in/~rachit/

Research Interests:
Our lab focuses on using wide range of tools and concepts such as nano- and micro-particles, hydrogels, scaffolds and 3D organoids to generate treatment for diseases like Tuberculosis and Osteoarthritis. With our translational outlook, we plan to create clinically viable therapeutic options to treat such diseases.

Educational History

Post-PhD: 2013-2017, Post-doctoral Fellow under Andres J. Garcia, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

PhD: 2009-2013, Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA. Dissertation title: Effect of shape on cell internalization of polymeric hydrogel nanoparticles

B.Tech and M.Tech (combined degree) –  2004-2009, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India – Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering              

Courses offered

BE203 Bioengineering Practicum I

BE204 Bioengineering Practicum II

BE210 Drug Delivery: Principles and Applications

BE214 Fundamentals of Bioengineering 2 (co-instructor)

Awards / Honours / Affiliations

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  • Sharma P.R.; Dravid A.A.; Kalapala Y.C.; Gupta V.K.; Jeyasankar S.; Goswami A.; Agarwal R., Cationic inhalable particles for enhanced drug delivery to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infected macrophages. BioRxiv. Materials Science and Engineering C.
  • Dravid A.A.; Dhanabalan K.M.; Agarwal S.; Agarwal R., Resolvin D1-loaded nanoliposomes promote M2 macrophage polarization and are effective in treatment of Osteoarthritis. Bioengineering and Translational Medicine. (2021)
  • Kalapala Y.C.; Sharma P.R.; Agarwal R., Antimycobacterial potential of Mycobacteriophage under disease-mimicking conditions. Frontiers in Microbiology. 11 (2020) 583661.
  • Dhanabalan K.M.; Gupta V.K.; Agarwal R., Rapamycin-PLGA microspheres induce autophagy and prevent senescence in chondrocytes and exhibit prolonged retention in mice joints. Biomaterials Science. 8 (2020) 4308 – 4321.