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Jyotsnendu Giri

Research Interests

  • Development of functional biomaterials with tailored/sequential delivery of single or multiple chemical cues (biomolecules, protein, growth factor, DNA) as mimic of natural extracellular matrix for in vitro/in vivo generation of stem cell-based complex tissues
  • Understanding the interaction of nanomaterials with biological systems, especially of the interaction of nanomaterials with cell membranes and their toxicity, fate, transport and potential impacts on humans and ecosystems
  • The development of nanoparticles that combine different modalities (targeting, imaging, sensing and therapeutic delivery), multifunctional nanoparticles for efficient detection of early-stage tumors and treatment with chemo/genetherapy and/or heat ablation

Research Experience 

  • Cellular uptake and toxicity of dendritic nanomaterials: an integrated physicochemical and toxicogenomic study
  • Development of targeted temperature-sensitive magnetic probes (ferrofluid or liposomes), their in vivo and in vitro biocompatibility and therapeutic efficacy studies for thermo-chemotherapy of cancer

Honors and Awards

  • The International Travel Award for 5th International Conference on the Scientific and Clinical Applications of Magnetic Carriers, Lyon, France, 2004
  • Department of Science and Technology Travel Award, 2004        
  • Materials Research Society of India Best Presentation Award, Hyderabad, India, 2002
  • National Merit Scholarship from Ministry of Human Resource Development, Indian Government, 1996 - 1999


Jyotsnendu Giri
Polymers Division
Biomaterials Group

Employment History:

NIH/NIST National Academies of Science Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009- Present

Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, 2006 - 2009

Visiting Scholar, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 2005 - 2006


Ph.D. Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, 2006

B. Tech. Chemical Technology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India, 1999

B.S. Chemistry with Honors, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India, 1996


Phone: 301-975-6810
Fax: 301-975-4977