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BME Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. Krishnendu Roy, Professor| Georgia Tech and Emory-Via Zoom

Monday, March 14, 2022
12:00 pm to 12:50 pm
 
Krishnendu (Krish) Roy, PHD
Robert A. Milton Chair Professor
Director, NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Cell Manufacturing Technologies (CMaT)
Director, Marcus Center for Therapeutic Cell Characterization and Manufacturing (MC3M)
Director, Center for ImmunoEngineering
The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory

 

Abstract: In this talk I will discuss my lab’s research in the area of ImmunoEngineering and cell manufacturing, two emerging multi-disciplinary areas in biomedical engineering. Specifically, I will focus on our work on vaccines and immunotherapies, immune-organ on a chip, and scalable manufacturing of T and B cells. I will also discuss the overall vision and advances made by our NSF Engineering Research Center for Cell Manufacturing Technologies in research and workforce-development, and why multi-institutional, private-public partnerships, are key to solving the grand challenges in human health.

Biography: Dr. Krishnendu (Krish) Roy received his undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (India) followed by his MS from Boston University and his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. After working for 2 years at Zycos Inc., a start-up biotechnology company, Dr. Roy left his industrial position to join the Biomedical Engineering Faculty at The University of Texas at Austin in 2002, where he was most recently Professor and Fellow of the Cockrell Chair in Engineering Excellence.  He left UT-Austin in July of 2013 to move to Georgia Tech. where he is currently the Robert A. Milton Chaired Professor in Biomedical Engineering. At Georgia Tech, he also serves as the Director of the NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Cell Manufacturing Technologies (CMaT) and The Marcus Center for Therapeutic Cell Characterization and Manufacturing (MC3M) - as well as the Director of the Center for ImmunoEngineering. Dr. Roy’s research interests are in the areas of scalable cell manufacturing, Immuno-engineering, stem-cell engineering and controlled drug and vaccine delivery technologies, with particular focus in biomedical materials. In recognition of his seminal contributions to these fields, Dr. Roy is elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). In addition, Dr. Roy has received numerous awards and honors including Young Investigator Awards from both the Controlled Release Society (CRS) and The Society for Biomaterials (SFB), NSF CAREER award, Global Indus Technovator Award from MIT, the CRS Cygnus Award etc. He is also the recipient of Best Teacher Award given by the Biomedical Engineering Students at UT-Austin and the best advisor award given by bioengineering students at Georgia Tech. He serves as a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Controlled Release, the European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, the Journal of Immunology and Regenerative Medicine, all from Elsevier, as well as the AiChE Journal of Advanced Biomanufacturing and Bioprocessing. He is a member of the Forum on Regenerative Medicine of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM), and a Board Member of the Standards Coordinating Body (SCB) for Cell and Regenerative Therapies.

 

Please contact igjencaj@wpi.edu for a zoom link to this event. 

 
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