Department of Oncology and Internal Medicine
Tohoku University, Japan
Dr. Murugan Ramalingam is Professor at the Centre for Stem Cell Research (a unit of the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine-Bengaluru), Christian Medical College Campus, India. Concurrently he is Adjunct Professor at the Tohoku University, Japan. Prior to joining the CSCR, he was Associate Professor of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering at the Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Faculté de Chirurgie Dentaire, Université de Strasbourg, France. He has worked at the WPI Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Japan, as an Assistant Professor. He has also worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), under the U.S. National Academies Associateship program. He received his Ph.D. in Biomaterials from the University of Madras. He has also undergone training in Ethical and Policy issues on Stem Cells from Harvard University, USA, and in Operations Management from the University of Illinois-Chicago. His current research interests are focused on the development of multiphase biomedical materials, through conventional to nanotechnology to biomimetic approaches, microfabrication, cell patterning, stem cell differentiation, tissue engineering and drug delivery. He is the author of over 225 publications, including peer-reviewed journal papers, conference proceedings, book chapters, authored books, edited books, and patents relevant to biomaterials, nanotechnology, stem cells, and tissue engineering. His current h-index is 25 with over 4550 citations. He has organized several international conferences and chaired Biomaterials, Nanobiotechnology, Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering sessions. He also serves as a board member of several international scientific and research committees in various public and private bodies and grant reviewer of various international funding agencies. He serves on the editorial boards of multiple biomaterials and tissue engineering-related journals, including Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Journal of Bionanoscience and Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. He is a recipient of several prestigious fellowships and awards, including CSIR Fellowship (India), SMF Fellowship (Singapore), NRC National Academies Fellowship (USA), Nationale Professeur des Universités (France), Fellow of Institute of Nanotechnology (UK) and Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (UK).
• Directed stem cell growth, differentiation and expansion in a 3D culture system • Soft-to-hard interface tissue engineering through nanoscopic gradient approach • Combinatorial-based approaches for generating 3D nanoscale gradient biomaterial libraries for screening stem cells biological functions • Systemic delivery of drugs and biomolecules using micro-/nano-particles • Microfluidic-based approaches for high-throughput screening of neurotoxins and antitoxins • Self-assembled molecular structures, Surface Patterning & Photolithography • Cell patterning, Spatial placement of two-cell (hippocampal) network • Electrospinning, Polymer nanofibers & Nano-structure 3D tissue scaffolds • Bone grafting & Tissue engineering • Biomimetic calcification, Demineralized bone matrix & Coral derived biomaterials • Dental nanomaterials & hydroxyapatite-based nanocomposites • Surface modification of micro- and nano-phase biomaterials • Protein encapsulation, Biomolecular and therapeutic delivery • Small animal experiments