Our laboratory develops complex biomaterial platforms to probe and control mammalian cell behavior. Drawing upon design principles from chemistry, materials science and biology, we engineer polymeric matrices possessing specific mechanical, biochemical and architectural properties that can elicit desired responses from biological systems. These functionalized materials can serve as vehicles for drug delivery in therapeutic applications, guide the phenotype of cells for tissue engineering applications and help elucidate cell-matrix interactions in disease. Current efforts in the laboratory are focused on the development of multi-functional materials for the controlled release of proteins & drugs.
principal investigator, ecm lab
department of chemical engineering
indian institute of technology hyderabad
kandi, telangana 502285
samavedi [at] iith dot ac dot in