Dr Parvaiz joined the Center for Biomedical Engineering (CBME), IIT-Delhi, as a DST INSPIRE Faculty in December 2021. In his current stint at IITD, he establishes a research area that explores immunomodulatory materials and nanomaterials to develop therapeutic interventions for various bio-medical & translational applications. His interests also lie in developing oxygen-based biomaterials and nano-therapeutics to cure cardiovascular diseases, diabetic complications and lung diseases.
Parvaiz earned his PhD in Bioengineering from Department of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering, IIT Kanpur. He developed functionalized biomaterials and scaffolds to attenuate oxidative stress and hypoxia in diseased conditions with remarkable translational application. He also explored using stem cell-derived nanovesicles (exosomes) to repair and regenerate diseases like diabetic foot ulcers, myocardial infarction, and diabetic neuropathy. Most notably, he developed an oxygen releasing wound dressing “OxOBand” for diabetic foot ulcers and an nanofibrous oxygen releasing cardiac patch for myocardial infarction.
Link to lab website: https://smartiitd.wixsite.com/smartlabscbmeiitd
Areas of Interest:
- Biomaterials, new functionalized and bioactive polymeric materials, Exosomes and Exosome engineering, Oxygen therapy, Immunomodulatory materials