Research areas  

Biomedical Imaging

Medical Devices

  • Biomedical instrumentation and implants: Dr. Navin Kumar and Dr. Ashish K Sahani

Cancer Diagnostics and Therapy

  • Bioheat Transfer, Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy, Heat Transfer and Applied Thermal Engineering: Dr. Ramjee Repaka
  • Cellular Engineering in Tumor Microenvironment – Cell Based Therapy For Cancer: Dr. Durba Pal


  • Biomaterials, Biological/Biomaterial Characterization, Mechanics of Nanomaterials, Finite Element Modeling (FEM): Dr. Navin Kumar
  • Polymeric and peptide hydrogels/gels for drug delivery and wound healing: Dr. Yashveer Singh

Tissue Engineering

  • Adult stem cell plasticity; Cell based therapeutics in disease biology: Dr. Durba Pal

Immunology / Biomechanics / Molecular Spectroscopy

  • Molecular understanding of interfacial water structure and cause of cancer; Early cancer detection using vibrational spectroscopy:  Dr. Kailash Jena


Dr. Druba Pal

  • Exploring the role of hypoxymiR in CAF cells plasticity in the regulation of breast tumor angiogenesis (Women Excellence Award, SERB)
  • Role of microRNAs in obesity induced adipocyte reprogramming causing inflammation and insulin resistance (ECR, SERB)
  • Understanding the role of adipose tissue remodelling in exercise induced insulin sensitivity (DBT Twining Program 2017-2018, co-PI: Dr. Suman Dasgupta, Tejpur University) 

Dr. Javed N. Agrewala

  • J. C. Bose Award - 2018 (SERB)
  • Generation of promiscuous peptides entrapped nanoparticles displaying TLR-2 ligand to impart protective immunity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (SERB, co-PI: Dr. V. Bhalla, Sr Scientist, IMTECH, Chandigarh)

Dr. Srivastava Naidu

  • Investigation of the functional roles of the RNA polymerase I transcription factor complex selectivity factor 1 by CRISPR/Cas9 assisted genome engineering (ECR, SERB)
  • An integrative transcriptomics approach to investigate the global gene expression trends in response to hyperactive RNA polymerase I transcription (DBT Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship)