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Krishnendu Roy

Robert A. Milton Endowed Chair, Director, Center for ImmunoEngineering

Krishnendu Roy

Our overall research interests are in developing novel concepts for stem cell engineering as well as polymer controlled delivery of biological factors, especially for nucleic acid therapeutics (DNA, SiRNA and oligos) and immunoengineering. Currently, my group is involved in the following major areas of research; (a) Developing novel concepts to produce biodegradable surface functionalized micro-and nanoparticles for targeted and sustained delivery of nucleic acids, proteins, peptides and other immune modulators. In particular we are interested in developing multi-agent vaccine delivery systems for cancer and infectious diseases as well as immunotherapies for autoimmune diseases. (b) Creating spatio-temporally patterned polymer scaffolds for directed compartmental differentiation of stem cells into multiple lineages. (c) Engineering an artificial thymic niche for directed differentiation of stem cells into functional, antigen- specific T cells. (e) The development of novel nanoimprinting techniques to generate shape specific, environmentally triggered drug nanocarriers.

Research Areas of Interest:

  • Biomaterials
  • Immunoengineering
  • Drug and Gene Delivery
  • Stem Cell Engineering
  • Tissue Engineering


Awards and Distinctions: 
  • 2014, To 20 Medical Researchers in Georgia, Atlanta Business Chronicle
  • 2013, Best Professor in Biomedical Engineering, Student Engineering Council, Cockrell School of Engineering, UT Austin
  • 2011, Fellow, The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES, Fellow class of 2011)
  • 2011, Appointed as Editorial Advisory Board Member, European Journal of Pharm. and Biopharm.
  • 2010, Young Investigator Award, Controlled Release Society Inc.
  • 2009, Fellow, American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering (AIMBE, fellow class of 2009)
  • 2007, Best Professor in Biomedical Engineering Award, Student Engineering Council, Cockrell School of Engineering, UT Austin
  • 2007, Young Investigator Award, Society for Biomaterials
  • 2007, Young Scientist Award, Houston Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology
  • 2006, NSF CAREER Award
  • 2006, Coulter Foundation Early Career Award for Translational Research
  • 2005, Global Indus Technovator Award from MIT Indian Business Club, Boston, MA
  • 2005, Appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Controlled Release
  • 2003, Whitaker Foundation Young Investigator Biomedical Engineering Research Grant
  • 2000, Elected to Phi Beta Kappa at Johns Hopkins University
  • Faculty, Wallace H. Coulter Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
  • Affiliate Faculty, Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering
  • Affiliate Investigator, Georgia Tech Stem Cell Engineering Center

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Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2000
Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, Boston, MA, 1995
B.Tech., Instrumentation Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, India, 1993