Lakshmi S. Nair

The University of Connecticut, USA

Dr. Nair received her Ph.D. in “Polymer Chemistry and Biomaterials” in 2000 from “SCTIMST, India,” where she studied various surface modification techniques to improve the blood and tissue compatibility of polymeric biomaterials. After the completion of her graduate work, she joined the Drexel University in 2001, where she performed her post doctoral training in tissue engineering with a focus on musculoskeletal tissue engineering. In 2004 she joined the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Virginia as a Research Assistant Professor. In 2008 she moved to Connecticut and joined the Department of Orthopaedic surgery at the University of Connecticut Health Center and the Department of Chemical, Materials and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Connecticut as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Nair’s laboratory seeks to understand how to boost the endogeneous regenerative capacity of tissues and tissue interfaces by modulating the host tissue microenvironment. A significant part of Dr. Nair’s program is committed to developing biomaterials and identifying bioactive molecules that could favorably modulate immune and host tissue functions. She has more than 80 peer review publications and edited two books in the area of Biomateirals and orthopaedic tissue engineering. Her research is funded by the Department of Defense (DoD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), Coulter Foundation for Translational Research, Connecticut Stem cell Initiative and Center for Technology Commercialization

Biography Updated on 13 August 2012

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