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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.
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
BE203 Bioengineering Practicum I
BE204 Bioengineering Practicum II
BE210 Drug Delivery: Principles and Applications
BE214 Fundamentals of Bioengineering 2 (co-instructor)
Awards / Honours / Affiliations
- 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.