Kaustabh Ghosh

Kaustabh Ghosh Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Bioengineering

Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, State University of New York (SUNY), Stony Brook, 2006
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 2011

Research Areas

Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine, Molecular and Cellular Engineering

Contact Information

Department of Bioengineering

Research in Prof. Ghosh’s lab aims to integrate the multidisciplinary principles of mechanobiology, vascular inflammation, and nanotherapeutics to examine and treat inflammation-mediated vascular degeneration associated with diabetic retinopathy (DR) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading causes of vision loss in the diabetic and aging population. These studies are currently supported by two R01 grants from the National Eye Institute (NEI), and a Macular Degeneration Grant from the BrightFocus Foundation. Prior to joining UCR, Prof. Ghosh was a postdoctoral fellow in Don Ingber’s lab in the Vascular Biology Program at Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School. He received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from SUNY Stony Brook in 2006, where he worked in the laboratories of Richard Clark and Miriam Rafailovich on the development of polymeric hydrogels for wound repair. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India in 2001. 




2017,  Regents Faculty Development Award, University of California

2017,  Featured Scientist, BrightFocus Foundation

2016, Outstanding Engineering Educator Award, Orange County Engineering Council

2014, Hellman Fellowship

2013, University of California Regents Faculty Fellowship

2008, Postdoctoral Training Grant, NIH/NIBIB (T32) Interdisciplinary Research Training Program

2006, President’s Award to Distinguished Doctoral Students, SUNY Stony Brook

2004, Graduate Student Scholarship, New Jersey Center for Biomaterials

2004, Outstanding Mentor Award, Siemens Foundation

1999-2001, Undergraduate Merit Scholarship, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, INDIA