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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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Jhan YY, Palou Zuniga G, Singh KA, et al. (2021) Polymer-Coated Extracellular Vesicles for Selective Codelivery of Chemotherapeutics and siRNA to Cancer Cells. Acs Applied Bio Materials. 4: 1294-1306
Murali A, Lokhande G, Deo KA, et al. (2021) Emerging 2D Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications. Materials Today (Kidlington, England). 50: 276-302
Xin S, Deo KA, Dai J, et al. (2021) Generalizing hydrogel microparticles into a new class of bioinks for extrusion bioprinting. Science Advances. 7: eabk3087
Gold KA, Saha B, Rajeeva Pandian NK, et al. (2021) 3D Bioprinted Multicellular Vascular Models. Advanced Healthcare Materials. e2101141
Saha B, Mathur T, Tronolone JJ, et al. (2021) Human tumor microenvironment chip evaluates the consequences of platelet extravasation and combinatorial antitumor-antiplatelet therapy in ovarian cancer. Science Advances. 7
Erezuma I, Eufrasio-da-Silva T, Golafshan N, et al. (2021) Nanoclay Reinforced Biomaterials for Mending Musculoskeletal Tissue Disorders. Advanced Healthcare Materials. e2100217
Stealey ST, Gaharwar AK, Pozzi N, et al. (2021) Development of Nanosilicate-Hydrogel Composites for Sustained Delivery of Charged Biopharmaceutics. Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces
Walther BK, Rajeeva Pandian NK, Gold KA, et al. (2021) Mechanotransduction-on-chip: vessel-chip model of endothelial YAP mechanobiology reveals matrix stiffness impedes shear response. Lab On a Chip. 21: 1738-1751
Lee HP, Lokhande G, Singh KA, et al. (2021) Light-Triggered In Situ Gelation of Hydrogels using 2D Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS ) Nanoassemblies as Crosslink Epicenter. Advanced Materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.). e2101238
Pradhan G, Wu CS, Villarreal D, et al. (2021) β Cell GHS-R Regulates Insulin Secretion and Sensitivity. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 22
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