Dr. Ghatak currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering. Dr. Ghatak received his doctoral degree in Biochemistry from West Bengal University of Health Sciences, India, on the mechanisms of liver injury and repair in xenobiotic-induced toxicity.
Before joining Indiana University, Dr. Ghatak did his post-doctoral Research at The Ohio State University, Columbus on the mechanism of tissue plasticity and the role of microRNA that contributes to regenerative healing in adults. He was actively involved in the development of a novel non-invasive non-viral tissue nanotransfection platform that can reprogram skin fibroblasts to functional neural and endothelial-like cells.
Dr. Ghatak’s research focus is on the application of nanotechnology in regenerative medicine with specific interest in exosomes and tissue nanotransfection. He has served as principal investigator for an NIH-funded R56 grant. He has contributed to 30 peer-reviewed publications.
NIH/NIDDK (1R56DK129592) Principal Investigator
IU-CTSI (TL1TR000162-05) Co-Investigator