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
Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine, Molecular and Cellular Engineering
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