Arghya Paul

School of Engineering - Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
Assistant Professor
Primary office:
785-864-6544
Learned Hall
Room 4165 C
University of Kansas
1530 W. 15th Street
Lawrence, KS 66045
Second office:
Learned Hall



Summary

Education

Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, McGill University, Faculty of Medicine

MSc (A), Biotechnology, McGill University

B. Tech., Engineering, Biotechnology, Haldia Institute of Technology (WBUT)

Teaching

Teaching Interests

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Tissue engineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Biotechnology
  • Molecular Bioengineering, Thermodynamics

Research

Since joining KU in August 2014, it has been an inspiring period of my academic career to experience and develop an integrated program of research, teaching, and professional service. Upon joining, I have set the goals for achieving excellence in teaching, research, service and proper balance among them. Currently, I am supervising two Ph.D. students and one Masters student working is the area of Nanomaterials, Biotherapeutics and Regenerative Medicine (BioIntel Research Group, available at www.biointel-arghyapaul.ku.edu). So far, one Ph.D. student has successfully completed the Qualifying exam in a timely manner. Apart from that I am mentoring four undergraduate students in my laboratory research works. In the following sections, I will provide details of my current and future research directions, teaching philosophy, and the synergies between these efforts.

Current and Future Research: My research related activities at KU are multifold. They consist of three major components: (i) research activities in the form of individual and collaborative projects and grant solicitation; (ii) promoting a new generation of qualified chemical and bioengineers in my field of expertise by mentoring and supporting students and postdocs (iii) efforts to build a top-class Nano-Biotherapeutics and Regenerative Medicine Research Group at KU. Towards that direction, I am currently directing "Bio-Intel" Research Laboratory at KU. Here we intend to develop new class of biofunctional nanomaterials for drug and gene delivery, regenerative tissue engineering and advanced biomedical devices for translational research. Specifically, the lab aims to (i) innovate at the biomolecular and cellular level to develop biomedical technologies, (ii) exploit the stem cell-material interactions and mechanistic pathways, and (iii) discover therapeutic and diagnostic strategies which can be translated to point-of-care patient applications.To enable us work towards this goal, I have obtained 220K as single-investigator research project grant from NIH/NIGMS Institutional Development Award (IDeA), CMADP and 8K from NFGRF (KUCR). Our research at KU has resulted in total 10 accepted/submitted publications, 6 presentations including several invited seminars and talks at conferences/meetings. Most of the papers and presentations include undergraduate, graduate and collaborator co-authors (detailed in CV).

Goals for Next Five Years: To establish my research team over the next five years, I intend to develop a highly multidisciplinary research team in association with several leading and emerging researchers in the field of bioengineering and medicine. While I am already collaborating with R Ahmed (U Cincinnati), A Gaharwar (TAMU), A Singh (Cornell), D Shum-Tim (McGill), A Hasan (Univ Qatar) and B Dawn, C Quint, R Johnson (KUMC) for my current research, I expect to initiate new collaborative projects, submit multiple collaborative grants in the areas of biomaterials, cardiac tissue engineering and gene therapy with other faculty members within and outside the university.

Research Interests

  • BioTherapeutic Devices
  • Biomimetic Nanomaterials
  • Regenerative Tissue Engineering
  • Stem Cell/Material Interface
  • "Tissue-on-a-Chip"
  • Microfabrication
  • Biomolecular & Genetic Engineering

Selected Presentations

Paul, A. . (09/30/2014). Invited Talk, Midwest Conference on Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine, Kansas City. Midwest Conference on Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine. Kansas City

Selected Awards & Honors

Fred Kurata Memorial Professorship in Chemical Engineering
University of Kansas

Young Innovator Award
Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

Education

  • Postdoc:   Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, WYSS Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University, Boston.
  • PhD:         Biomedical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal.
  • MS:           Biotechnology, McGill University, Montreal​
  • BTech:      Biotechnology, WBUT, Kolkata.      

Research Interests

  • Biotherapeutics
  • Engineering Biomimetic Nanomaterials
  • Regenerative Micro-Tissue Engineering
  • Stem Cells & Gene Therapy
  • Bioengineered Medical Devices

 

Our BioIntel Research Group 

We develop new class of biofunctional materials, hybrid tissue regeneration matrices and biotransporters using micro and nano-scale technologies for diverse medical applications. Specifically, the lab aims to (1) innovate at the biomolecular and cellular level to develop biomedical technologies, (2) exploit the stem cell-material interactions and mechanistic pathways, and (3) discover therapeutic and diagnostic strategies which can be translated to point-of-care patient applications.

Publications

 


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