Dr. Jayanta Bhattacharyya

Dr. Jayanta Bhattacharyya
Assistant Professor
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Hauz Khas,New Delhi-110016
Tel: +91-11-2659 1337
jayanta[at]cbme.iitd.ac.in

Areas of Interest:

Bio-materials, Nanoparticles, Genetically engineered polypeptides, Drug delivery, Healthcare. Our research interest is the development of bioinspired and bio-derived materials to meet unmet needs in treating and diagnosing disease. We strive to use chemistry and engineering approaches to iteratively design, synthesize, characterize, evaluate and validate next generation biomaterials with the goal of making a translational impact on improving human health. A major research focus is developing bio-inspired materials that will allow better therapeutic outcome for cancer therapy.

About Dr. Jayanta Bhattacharyya

Dr. Jayanta Bhattacharyya received his PhD in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) Hyderabad. During his PhD he worked on the lipid based systems for the delivery of plasmid DNA, siRNA, etc and developed formulations for the treatment of diabetic wound healing and mice bearing lung cancer. Next he joined Chilkoti’s group at Duke University, USA as a post-doctoral research associate. In Chilkoti lab, his research centered on the development of elastin-like polypeptide (ELP) for the delivery of small molecule chemotherapeutics. During this tenure, he formulated both hydrophilic and hydrophobic drugs with ELPs for the treatment of mice bearing human breast, prostate, and colon cancers.

Recently he joined as an Assistant Professor in the Center for Biomedical Engineering (CBME), IIT-Delhi. He is trying to establish a materials lab with an interest to develop new formulation which can accumulate a specific tissue and improve the therapeutic index of the payloads.