Akhilesh K. Gaharwar, Ph.D

2013- Biomedical Engineering Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, United States 
Nanomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Bioprinting, Stem Cells, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science, Microfabrication
"Akhilesh K Gaharwar"

Dr. Akhilesh K. Gaharwar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A and M University. He received his Ph.D. from Purdue University and completed his postdoctoral training from MIT and Harvard University. The goal of his lab is to design responsive biomaterials with wide-ranging applications in the field of regenerative medicine, by combining principles from materials science, stem cell biology, additive biomanufacturing and high throughput genomics. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in high-impact journals. Dr. Gaharwar’s interdisciplinary research has also been recognized with over 20 major international awards including the prestigious - the NIH Director's New Innovator Award (DP2).

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Walter Richtering grad student 2005-2006 RWTH Aachen University (Chemistry Tree)
Gudrun Schmidt grad student 2007-2011 Purdue (Chemistry Tree)
Dhirendra Bahadur grad student 2014-2017 IIT Bombay (Chemistry Tree)
Ali Khademhosseini post-doc 2011-2013 Harvard Medical School
Robert S. Langer post-doc 2011-2013 MIT (Chemistry Tree)


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Charles W Peak grad student 2014-2017 Texas A & M
James Carrow grad student 2013-2018 Texas A & M
Lauren Cross grad student 2014-2018 Texas A & M
David Chimene grad student 2015-2019 Texas A & M
Karli Gold grad student 2016-2020 Texas A & M
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Kersey AL, Cheng DY, Deo KA, et al. (2024) Stiffness assisted cell-matrix remodeling trigger 3D mechanotransduction regulatory programs. Biomaterials. 306: 122473
Lee HP, Davis R, Wang TC, et al. (2023) Dynamically Cross-Linked Granular Hydrogels for 3D Printing and Therapeutic Delivery. Acs Applied Bio Materials
Roy S, Deo KA, Dey K, et al. (2023) Nanobio Interface Between Proteins and 2D Nanomaterials. Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces
Gaharwar AK, Mihaila SM, Swami A, et al. (2023) Bioactive Silicate Nanoplatelets for Osteogenic Differentiation of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells. Advanced Materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.). 35: e2300774
Lee HP, Cai KX, Wang TC, et al. (2023) Dynamically crosslinked thermoresponsive granular hydrogels. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
Chimene D, Deo KA, Thomas J, et al. (2022) Designing Cost-Effective Open-Source Multihead 3D Bioprinters. Gen Biotechnology. 1: 386-400
Deo KA, Jaiswal MK, Abasi S, et al. (2022) Nanoengineered Ink for Designing 3D Printable Flexible Bioelectronics. Acs Nano
Brokesh AM, Cross LM, Kersey AL, et al. (2022) Dissociation of nanosilicates induces downstream endochondral differentiation gene expression program. Science Advances. 8: eabl9404
Bhunia S, Jaiswal MK, Singh KA, et al. (2022) 2D Covalent Organic Framework Direct Osteogenic Differentiation of Stem Cells. Advanced Healthcare Materials. e2101737
Murali A, Lokhande G, Deo KA, et al. (2021) Emerging 2D Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications. Materials Today (Kidlington, England). 50: 276-302
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