Bio: Jagannath is a Yale-NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) Ph.D. candidate in Dr. Themis Kyriakides’s lab. His research primarily involves investigating cellular responses to nanopatterned surfaces and engineering nanomaterials to enhance implant performance. He works in close collaboration with Dr. Jan Schroers from the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering to develop unique bulk metallic glass(BMG)-based nanorod arrays for applications in biomedical implants such as biosensor electrodes, neural electrodes, cardiovascular stents and other implants. His research employs BMG nanorod arrays to engineer cell behavior, with a focus on designing nanomaterials that limit foreign body response and enhance implant function.
He previously earned a Masters in Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University and a Bachelors in Biotechnology from Anna University, India.
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3. Padmanabhan J, Gonzalez AL. The effects of extracellular matrix proteins on neutrophilendothelial interaction--a roadway to multiple therapeutic opportunities. Yale J Biol Med 2012, 85:167-185.