Balaji Sitharaman is an Assistant Professor of biomedical engineering at Stony Brook University. He received his B.S. degree in 2000 from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in 2005 from Rice University, where he also completed his postdoctoral research. From 2005 to 2007 he was the J. Evan Attwell-Welch Postdoctoral Fellow at the Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology. Sitharaman’s research program is at the interface of carbon nanotechnology, molecular imaging, and regenerative medicine that synergizes the advancements in each of these fields to tackle problems related to diagnosis/treatment of disease and tissue regeneration. He is the author of over 40 publications and 8 patents. He has received several awards for his research including NIH Director’s New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health, the Coulter Translational Research Award from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, the Idea Award from the Department of Defense, the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Award from the Carol Baldwin Foundation, and the George Kozmetsky Award for Nanotechnology Research from the Nanotechnology Foundation of Texas.
Biography Updated on 13 May 2012