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Kaustabh Ghosh

UC Riverside
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering
Kaustabh Ghosh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at UC, Riverside. He is an interdisciplinary biomedical scientist and engineer with research interest in cellular biomechanics, vascular tissue engineering and biomaterials for organ regeneration. Prior to joining UCR, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and a research fellow in the Vascular Biology Program at Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. During his fellowship in the Vascular Biology Program, he investigated the role of mechanical forces in tumor vessel malformations. His subsequent research at the Wyss Institute, which was supported by an NIH/NIBIB T32 Interdisciplinary Research Training Grant, focused on the development of polymeric nanoparticles that selectively target pancreatic islet vessels and deliver anti-inflammatory agents (for autoimmune type 1 diabetes) or bone marrow-derived endothelial progenitor cells (for type 2 diabetes) to promote in situ islet normalization or regeneration. He received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from SUNY Stony Brook in 2006, where he worked in the laboratories of Richard Clark and Miriam Rafailovich on the development of polymeric hydrogels for wound repair. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India in 2001.