Chandan K. Sen

Chandan K. Sen, PhD

Associate Vice President of Research


Chandan Sen, PhD, serves as the Vice-Chair of Research at Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Surgery. He will also serve as the inaugural director of the Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering. Dr. Sen brings with him a team of more than 30 scientists and staff who will study how to tap into the power of regenerative medicine and engineering to heal burns, develop new therapies for diabetic complications, treat injured soldiers, and even regrow damaged and diseased tissue.

Originally from India, Dr. Sen graduated from the University of Calcutta with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in physiology and earned his PhD, also in physiology, from the University of Eastern Finland.

He trained as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California at Berkeley in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology. His first faculty appointment was in the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California. In the fall of 2000, Dr. Sen moved to Ohio State University, where he established a program on tissue injury and repair. At Ohio State, he was the Professor and Vice-Chair of Research of Surgery. His research program was housed in the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, where he serves as a Deputy Director and the Director of the Regenerative Medicine Program.

His research on tissue injury and repair is split into three programs: stroke, post-infarction myocardial remodeling, and cutaneous wound healing. He is a PI of several projects, including four clinical trials.

He is a widely recognized expert in redox and oxygen biology. He is an author of the most cited work in tocotrienol. He is an Editor-in-Chief of the #1 rated journal in redox biology Antioxidants & Redox Signaling (impact factor 8.209).

He is also an Associate Editor of the prestigious American Physiological Society journal Physiology Genomics. He is an Editor-in-Chief of the Wound Healing Society's yearbook Advances in Wound Care.

He has published over 300 publications and is cited over 900 times a year in literature. He completed Masters of Science in Human Physiology from the University of Calcutta, Dr. Sen received his PhD in Physiology from the University of Kuopio in Finland. Dr. Sen trained as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley's Molecular and Cell Biology department.


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Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Dean for Entrepreneurial Research
  • J. Stanley Battersby Professor of Surgery
  • Adjunct Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology
  • Associate Vice President for Military and Applied Research
  • Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering Executive Director
  • Indiana CTSI J. Stanley Battersby Chair & Professor of Surgery Lilly Endowment INCITE Program Scholar