Nune Manasa | Tissue engineering | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr. Nune Manasa | Tissue engineering | Best Researcher Award

Assoc Prof Dr at Manipal Institute of Regenerative Medicine India

With a Ph.D. in Medical Nanotechnology and extensive research and teaching experience, this professional has made significant contributions to the field of biotechnology and biomaterials. They have held positions such as Assistant Professor and Research Associate, showcasing expertise in stem cell research, tissue engineering, and nanotechnology. Their achievements include numerous awards, memberships, and editorial roles in esteemed journals. Additionally, they actively participate in academic committees and serve as a reviewer for prestigious journals and grant proposals. With a commitment to excellence in research and education, they continue to drive innovation in the biomedical field.

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 📚🎓Academic Profile

  • Ph.D. in Medical Nanotechnology (2016) from Centre for Nanotechnology & Advanced Biomaterials, SASTRA University, Thanjavur, India
  • M.Sc. Biotechnology (2009) (80%) from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (J.N.T.U), Hyderabad, India
  • B.Sc. Biotechnology, Botany & Chemistry (2007) (81%) from Nizam College, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.

 🔬👩‍🏫 Research & Teaching Experience 

Assistant Professor at Manipal Institute of Regenerative Medicine, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Bengaluru from July 2017 – July 2022. Research Associate in the Chemistry of Physics & Materials Unit of Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India from February 2016 – November 2016. CSIR-Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Nanotechnology & Advanced Biomaterials (CeNTAB) of SASTRA University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India from October 2014 – November 2015. ICMR-Junior Research Fellow in the Centre for Nanotechnology & Advanced Biomaterials (CeNTAB) of SASTRA University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India from April 2011- September 2014. Teaching Assistant in the Centre for Nanotechnology & Advanced Biomaterials (CeNTAB) of SASTRA University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India from January 2010 – March 2011. Research Intern of Biotech Consortium of India Ltd (BCIL) at Indian Immunologicals Limited, Gachibowli, Hyderabad from November 2009 – December 2009. Project Trainee at Indian Immunologicals Limited, Gachibowli, Hyderabad from January 2009 – October 2009

Honors/ Awards🏆🎖️

Invited to the ASEAN-INDIA Women Scientists Conclave (AIWSC), 24-26 April 2024 Singapore, co-organized by Singapore’s Agency of Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) with India’s Department of Science & Technology and Anushandhan National Research Foundation (ANRF) with the support of the ASEAN Secretariat.American Chemical Society (ACS) complimentary membership as an appreciation in recognition for being an ACS peer-reviewer in March 2024.Best poster award at the National Symposium on Recent Trends in Biomedical Engineering (NSRTBME 2023) organized by MIT Manipal from 31st March – 1st April 2023.Second place in the Science poster presentation during the National Science day programme held at Manipal Institute of Regenerative Medicine on 24/02/2023.SBAOI-MAHE Young Scientist Award and first prize for the oral presentation titled ‘Polycaprolactone Nanofibers Coated with Cell-Derived Matrix for Uterine Tissue Engineering’ at the International Conference on Biomaterials, Regenerative Medicine and Devices (BIO-Remedi 22) held at IIT Guwahati, December 15-18, 2022.Life member (Awardee) of the Society for Biomaterials & Artificial Organs India (SBAOI) since March 2023.Life member of the Society for Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine India (STERMI) since October 2022.Certificate of Appreciation awarded for being the resource person for the faculty development program titled “Institutional Committee for Stem Cell Research: Guidelines and Screening Procedures for Protocols” organized by Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore on January 28th 2022 & July 2nd 2021.Second prize for oral presentation at the 4th International Conference on Recent Trends in Bioengineering (ICRTB 2021), organized by MIT School of Bioengineering Sciences & Research, Pune (MITBIO) from February 12-13, 2021Best poster award at the 5th Indian Peptide Symposium organized by Indian Peptide Society on September 24-25, 2015, at JNCASR, Bangalore, IndiaSenior Research Fellowship (CSIR-SRF) award from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Human Resource and Development Group in 2014.Selected as Project trainee for DBT-Biotech Industrial Training Programme (BITP) by the Department of Biotechnology & Biotech Consortium of India Ltd (BCIL) at Indian Immunologicals Limited, Gachibowli, Hyderabad in 2009.GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) – Biotechnology qualified in 2010.GRE (Graduate Record Examination) – Obtained 1210/1600 – 75.6% in 2008.

 🔍📝 Reviewer & Examiner

‘Ph.D. Coordinator’ of MIRM from February 2023.’IQAC Coordinator’ of MIRM from October 2022-March 2023.Member Secretary for the Institutional Committee for Stem Cell Research (IC-SCR) of MIRM, MAHE since November 2020.Stem cell expert of the IEC committee of SDM University, Dharwad in December 2023.Guest topic editor for ‘Frontiers in Neuroscience’ (IF-5.152) in the section ‘Translational Neuroscience’ for a research topic on ‘Combinatorial Neural Engineering Approaches for Neurotrauma and Neurological Disorders’ in February 2023.Guest editor for ‘JoVE’ (IF-1.4); editing a special issue in methods collection on “Designing of ECM-based biomimetic scaffolds for nerve tissue engineering applications” since September 2022.Peer-reviewed an Israel Science Foundation grant in March 2024.Peer-reviewed for various prestigious journals including ‘Biotechnology Journal’, ‘Journal of Polymer Science’, ‘Journal of Tissue Engineering’, ‘ACS Nano’, ‘Journal of Nanobiotechnology’, ‘Small’, ‘Neuroscience Bulletin’, and many more.Invited to be part of a screening committee of the National Post Doc Symposium (NPDS) 2022 jointly organized by BLiSC and IISER Thiruvananthapuram, July 20-22, 2022, in March 2022.Appointed as external question paper setter for Yenepoya University, Mangalore for setting Ph.D. entrance test questions in July 2020.Doctoral Advisory Committee member, protocol panel member, thesis examiner invitation for internal and external Ph.D. candidates since 2021.

Publications Top Notes 📝

  • Self-assembling peptide nanofibrous scaffolds for tissue engineering: novel approaches and strategies for effective functional regeneration
    • Authors: M Nune, P Kumaraswamy, U Maheswari Krishnan, S Sethuraman
    • Journal: Current Protein and Peptide Science
    • Volume: 14
    • Issue: 1
    • Pages: 70-84
    • Year: 2013
    • Citations: 102

 

  • Melanin incorporated electroactive and antioxidant silk fibroin nanofibrous scaffolds for nerve tissue engineering
    • Authors: M Nune, S Manchineella, T Govindaraju, KS Narayan
    • Journal: Materials Science and Engineering: C
    • Volume: 94
    • Pages: 17-25
    • Year: 2019
    • Citations: 91

 

  • Silica-based bioactive glasses and their applications in hard tissue regeneration: A review
    • Authors: N Al-Harbi, H Mohammed, Y Al-Hadeethi, AS Bakry, A Umar, MA Hussein, …
    • Journal: Pharmaceuticals
    • Volume: 14
    • Issue: 2
    • Pages: 75
    • Year: 2021
    • Citations: 77

 

  • PLGA nanofibers blended with designer self-assembling peptides for peripheral neural regeneration
    • Authors: M Nune, UM Krishnan, S Sethuraman
    • Journal: Materials Science and Engineering: C
    • Volume: 62
    • Pages: 329-337
    • Year: 2016
    • Citations: 69

 

  • Self-assembling peptide nanostructures on aligned poly (lactide-co-glycolide) nanofibers for the functional regeneration of sciatic nerve
    • Authors: M Nune, A Subramanian, UM Krishnan, SS Kaimal, S Sethuraman
    • Journal: Nanomedicine
    • Volume: 12
    • Issue: 3
    • Pages: 219-235
    • Year: 2017
    • Citations: 31

Pranali Parab | Material chemistry | Women Researcher Award

 Ms. Pranali Parab | Material chemistry | Women Researcher Award

Ms. K J Somaiya College of Science and Commerce, India

👩‍🔬Pranali Parab is a dedicated research scholar pursuing a Master’s degree in Analytical Chemistry with a focus on synthesizing nanoparticles via green methods. With a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and hands-on experience in laboratory practices, she demonstrates proficiency in experimental techniques and equipment calibration. Her research interests include the application of nanoparticles as catalysts in photocatalytic degradation and reduction of nitrocompounds. Pranali’s participation in conferences, workshops, and projects underscores her commitment to academic and professional growth. Possessing strong communication skills and certifications in advanced computer courses, she is poised to embark on her first professional endeavor.🌟

 

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🔬 Research Scholar

Research student pursuing a Master’s degree by research in chemistry. Conducted in-depth research on the synthesis of nanoparticles via green methods and their applications as catalysts in photocatalytic degradation and reduction of nitrocompounds. Seeking first work experience.

🎓Education

Master of Science by Research: Analytical Chemistry K. J. Somaiya College, Vidyavihar (E) (November 2020 – Present) Bachelor of Science: Chemistry B. N. Bandodkar College of Science, Thane (W) (February 2017 – March 2020) CGPA: 7.44 HSC (Maharashtra State Board) B. N. Bandodkar College of Science, Thane (W) (March 2015) Percentage: 55.40% SSC (Maharashtra State Board) Dr. Bedekar Vidya Mandir, Thane (W) (March 2013) Percentage: 84.20%

 

🎓 🛠️Conference, Workshops and Exhibition

  • Attended National Conference Recent Advances in Chemical Sciences (RACS) at Mithibai College, Vile Parle, Mumbai in 2023.
  • Attended a 3-day workshop on chemical experiments at V. G. Vaze College, Mulund in 2018.

📜Certification

  • Advanced Excel and C++ computer courses from Sai Infotech Pvt. Ltd. in 2018.

Publications Top Notes 📝

  • Peepal (Ficus religiosa) leaf extract mediated green synthesis of lanthanum and cerium oxide nanoparticles: Characterization and potential biological applications
    • Authors: P Parab, A Pawanoji, A Pawar
    • Publisher: NIScPR-CSIR, India
    • Year: 2024

 

  • Neem extract-mediated La (III) and Ce (IV) oxide nanoparticles probing for their dielectric and biological applications
    • Authors: P Parab, A Pawanoji, A Pawar, M Mahajan
    • Journal: Iranian Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
    • Year: 2023

 

  • Recycling and Quality Improvement of Laboratory Chemical Wastes
    • Authors: A Kanojiya, P Parab, R Mandhare
    • Proceeding: Proceeding of
    • Year: 2021

 

hrishti Singh | Biomedical Engineering | Women Researcher Award

 Dr. hrishti Singh | Biomedical Engineering | Women Researcher Award

 Dr. George Mason University, United States

👩‍🔬 With 5 years of experience as a biomedical engineer, scientist, and entrepreneur, I specialize in developing translational contrast agent platforms for enhancing early-stage tumor diagnosis. Additionally, I possess 1 year of healthcare product management experience as a Co-Founder of a biotech start-up. My expertise lies in problem-solving, stakeholder relationship management, and project planning, with a strong passion for innovation and improving patient outcomes through healthcare product development and leadership.

 

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Education 📚

PhD in Bioengineering, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (Aug. 2017 – Dec. 2022)Masters in Biomedical Engineering, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT (Aug. 2015 – Aug. 2017)Bachelors in Engineering (B.E) in Biotechnology, Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Karnataka (Aug. 2011 – Aug. 2015)

Technical Skills 🛠️

Languages: Python, Matlab, Perl

Software Skills: Nanoscale Molecular Dynamics (NAMD), Adobe Illustrator

Experimental Skills: Gel Electrophoresis, Western Blotting, Flow Cytometry, Cell Culture, Biomaterial Design, Synthesis and Characterization, Lipid Nanoparticle Synthesis, Rheology of Soft Materials, Cyclic Voltammetry, Electroimpedance Spectroscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), In-vitro Tissue Models, DNA Extraction, Cell Transfection, Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA), In-vivo Ultrasound and Photoacoustic Imaging

Research Awards 🏅

WeSci Women in STEM Crowdfunding Campaign Winner, 2023George Mason University Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award, 2023Biomedical Engineering Society Advanced Biomanufacturing (AbioM) Best Graduate Work Award, 2023George Mason University Office of Provost and Executive Vice-President Award, 2018University of Bridgeport School of Engineering Academic Accomplishment, 2017University of Bridgeport Faculty Research Day, Winner of Best Graduate Poster, 2017ASEE Northeast Conference, Honorable Mention in Best Graduate Poster, 2016IEEE CT-IETA, Third Place in Best Graduate Poster, 2016IEEE CT-IETA, Honorable Mention in Best Graduate Poster, 2016Ramaiah Institute of Technology Alumni Association, Best B.E Project, 2015

Highlighted Presentation 🎤

  • Gordon Imaging Institute and MGH, Harvard University (Invite) Aug. 2023
    • Oral: Non-invasive Whole Body PA Imaging of Small Animals using ICG dye constructs. Cambridge, MA

Presentations 📊

Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting Oct. 2022Virginia Catalyst Conference Sept. 2022George Mason University ”Mason Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference” Mar. 2022Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting Oct. 2020Materials Research Society Annual Meeting Dec. 2019

Leadership and Volunteer Experience 🤝

President of Graduate Association for Bioengineering Students at George Mason University.Member of International Student Advisory Board at George Mason University.Responsible for mentoring undergraduate students.Part of Letters to Pre-Scientist Program exchanging letters with middle and high school female students to demonstrate the importance of women in STEM.

Relevant Skills 🧪

  • Nanomedicine
  • Biomaterials
  • Contrast Agents
  • Drug Delivery
  • Photoacoustic Imaging
  • Rational Design of Solutions to Health Problems
  • Grant Writing
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Strong Communication

Entrepreneurial Experience 💼

NIRView Biosciences Inc. (March 2023 – Present)Co-Founder and CEO, Fairfax, VA Responsible for identifying customer needs, conducting product-market fit analysis, and building sustainable business and revenue models. Define the vision of the product and communicate it to the product development team and stakeholders. Proposal writing to secure non-dilutive funding from different government agencies. National Science Foundation I-Corps Entrepreneurial Program (May 2023 – July 2023)Entrepreneurial Lead, NSF I-Corps Bay Area Node, UC Berkley Determined business plans, mission statements, and visions for public health products. Conducted extensive customer discovery interviews to determine product-market fit.

Relevant Media and Websites 📰

Relevant Awards 🏆

Key Personnel and Investigator on NSF Grant Award Number 2325234.1st place winner and Mason’s Choice Winner of Patriot Pitch Competition (2023).2nd place winner of Accelerate Investor Conference (2023) pitch competition.Principal Investigator on NSF Small Business Innovation and Research Grant.Contrast agent technology selected as STAT News Best 64 technologies in the United States, 2023.

Research Experience 📊

George Mason UniversityPostdoctoral Research Fellow (March 2023 – Present)Graduate Research Assistant (August 2019 – December 2022)Graduate Research Assistant (August 2017 – August 2018)

Publications Top Notes 📝

  • Title: Synthesis of DNA origami scaffolds: current and emerging strategies
  • Authors: J Bush, S Singh, M Vargas, E Oktay, CH Hu, R Veneziano
  • Journal: Molecules
  • Year: 2020

 

  • Title: Solar cells with PbS quantum dot sensitized TiO2–multiwalled carbon nanotube composites, sulfide-titania gel and tin sulfide coated C-fabric
  • Authors: RK Kokal, M Deepa, A Kalluri, S Singh, I Macwan, PK Patra, J Gilarde
  • Journal: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
  • Year: 2017

 

 

  • Title: Interactions between avidin and graphene for development of a biosensing platform
  • Authors: I Macwan, MDH Khan, A Aphale, S Singh, J Liu, M Hingorani, P Patra
  • Journal: Biosensors and Bioelectronics
  • Year: 2017

 

 

  • Title: Size-tunable ICG-based contrast agent platform for targeted near-infrared photoacoustic imaging.
  • Authors: S Singh, G Giammanco, CH Hu, J Bush, LS Cordova, DJ Lawrence, …
  • Journal: Photoacoustics
  • Year: 2023

 

 

  • Title: A Computational Approach for Understanding the Interactions between Graphene Oxide and Nucleoside Diphosphate Kinase with Implications for Heart Failure
  • Authors: A Ray, I Macwan, S Singh, S Silwal, P Patra
  • Journal: Nanomaterials
  • Year: 2018

 

 

  • Title: Versatile encapsulation and synthesis of potent liposomes by thermal equilibration
  • Authors: SA Roberts, C Lee, S Singh, N Agrawal
  • Journal: Membranes
  • Year: 2022

 

 

  • Title: Increasing Vaccine Production using Pulsed Ultrasound Waves
  • Authors: J Xing, S Singh, Y Zhao, Y Duan, H Guo, C Hu, A Ma, R George, JZ Xing, …
  • Journal: PLOS One
  • Year: 2017

 

 

  • Title: Autonomously Propelled Colloids for Penetration and Payload Delivery in Complex Extracellular Matrices
  • Authors: S Singh, J Moran
  • Journal: Micromachines
  • Year: 2022

 

 

  • Title: Rational design of ICG-based contrast agents for near-infrared photoacoustic imaging
  • Authors: M Hanafi, N Such, G Giammanco, S Singh, D Wegierak, E Abenojar, …
  • Journal: Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing
  • Year: 2024

 

  • Title: Transcranial photoacoustic imaging with ICG J-aggregates for imaging blood-brain barrier leak following LPS-induced neuroinflammation
  • Authors: FJ Bodera, S Singh, R Veneziano, PV Chitnis, MJ McVey, MC Kolios
  • Journal: Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing
  • Year: 2024

 

 

  • Title: Modified j-aggregates and conjugates thereof
  • Authors: R Veneziano, PV Chitnis, S Singh
  • Journal: US Patent App.
  • Year: 2023

 

  • Title: Indocyanine green-based in-vivo photoacoustic imaging contrast agent platform (Conference Presentation)
  • Authors: S Singh, G Giammanco, C Hu, J Bush, LS Cordova, DJ Lawrence, …
  • Journal: Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing
  • Year: 2023

 

  • Title: Computational Investigation of Chirality-Based Separation of Carbon Nanotubes Using Tripeptide Library
  • Authors: S Singh, HR Divecha, A Ayoola, M Xavierselvan, J Devlin, I Macwan
  • Journal: Biomolecules
  • Year: 2023