Rajesh Vasita Profile

Rajesh Vasita,PhD

Assistant Professor,

Biomaterials & Biomimetic Laboratory

School of Life Sciences, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar

www.bnblab.in

Academic Background:

Rajesh did his doctoral studies at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. After completing his postdoctoral training at the Center of Nanomedicine and Tissue engineering, University of Milan Bicocca, he joined the faculty of SLS, CUG in Nov 2013.

Research Interest: The biomaterials and biomimetics laboratory is interested in developing different biomaterials based scaffolds that mimic the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of in vivo systems. We are interested in surface engineering of nano-biomaterials and investigation of structure-property-function relationships of these materials. The applications of these materials include tissue regeneration, stem cell fate regulation, and drug delivery.

Publications:

  1. Vasita R., Katti D.S. Structural and functional characterization of proteins adsorbed on hydrophilized Poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) microfibers. International Journal of Nanomedicine, 7, 61-71 (2012).
  2. Vasita R., Mani G., Agrawal C.M., Katti D.S. Surface hydrophilization of electropsun PLGA micro-/nano-fibers by blending with Pluronic® F-108. Polymer, 51 (16), 3706-3714 (2010).
  3. Sharma C.S., Vasita R., Upadhyay D., Sharma A., Katti D.S., Venkataraghavan R. Photoresist derived electrospun carbon nanofiber with tunable morphology and surface properties. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 49(6),2731–2739(2010).