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Scholarly biography

Dr. Sreejith Raveendran graduated with his Ph.D in Bionanoscience with an emphasis on cancer drug delivery and nanomedicine from Toyo University, Japan in 2013. After acquiring his doctoral degree from Bio Nano Electronics Research centre, he is pursuing his nanoresearch in Cancer nanotechnology and targeted nanotherapy through the postdoctoral research position. Dr. Raveendran focuses on the novel combinatorial approaches in immunochemo therapies of cancer and infectious diseases via bio-nanotechnological platforms. He synthesizes & characterizes novel nanoparticle formulations with multiple functional moieties, chemotherapeutic agents and imaging modalities that specifically binds to the target proteins in cancer cells. He studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms behind the nanoparticle toxicity, drug activity and immunological stimulations after specific targeting through new multimodal therapeutics. His expertise is not limited to nanotechnology but microbiology, immunology, cancer biology, tissue engineering, material science, molecular biology, bioengineering and microscopy. He worked as Research Associate in Infection pharmacology at AstraZeneca India Pvt. Ltd., and Junior Research Associate in Abl Biotechnologies Ltd., India, during his early career.

Research interests

My research interests are in Cancer immunotherapy & Cancer- cell biology; developing novel nanoformulations for cancer-drug delivery and chemo-immunotherapy as well as stimulating immune cells and immune response by targeting cancer cells using novel nanoparticles functionalized with immunomodulating agents. My present research targets the development of a nanovaccine for treating cancers by proper immunological stimulation through site-directed delivery of chemotherapeutic agents, immunogens and siRNA. I focus in studying the cancer cell and molecular biology of mammalian cells including cellular response to nanomaterials like autophagy pathway, apoptosis, mitochondrial & lysosomal interactions, immune cells & antibody studies, and immunofluorescence.

Approach to teaching

My philosophy of teaching is simple but coherent - Teaching is an art of man making.  A person and his character can be molded both personally and professionally through the process of teaching and learning. My way of teaching involves strategic approaches that comprise curriculums with rigorous theoretical and practical sessions. I believe in interactive teaching, which is more appropriate to ensure excellence in every aspect of learning that includes the subject knowledge, interpersonal skills and time management. Theory sessions encompassing lectures, seminars, and assignments after thorough literature review will help students and budding researchers to develop their subject knowledge while performing research experiments.

Supervisory Interests

My supervisory interests are predominantly focused in the areas of Microbiology, Nano-Oncology and drug delivery, Bionanoscience, Biomaterials, Biomedical science and Nanotechnology and Advanced microscopy- bioimaging. Presently, I emphasize my research-oriented studies in nanotherapy of cancers and infectious diseases via multimodal therapeutic approaches and biomaterial based nanoformulations.

External positions

Visiting Researcher, Toyo University

1 Apr 201831 Mar 2023

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Projects 2017 2019

Research Output 2012 2018

Advanced Microscopic Evaluation of Parallel Type I and Type II Cell deaths Induced by Multi-functionalized Gold Nanocages in Breast Cancer

Raveendran, S., Sen, A., Kato, K., Maekawa, T. & Sakthi Kumar, D., 10 Dec 2018, In : Nanoscale.

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Bioactive bacterial cellulose sulfate electrospun nanofibers for tissue engineering applications

Palaninathan, V., Raveendran, S., Rochani, A. K., Chauhan, N., Sakamoto, Y., Ukai, T., Maekawa, T. & Kumar, D. S., 1 Jul 2018, In : Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. 12, 7, p. 1634-1645 12 p.

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Nanofibers
Tissue Engineering
Tissue engineering
Polyvinyl Alcohol
Cellulose

Formulation, characterization and evaluation of morusin loaded niosomes for potentiation of anticancer therapy

Agarwal, S., Mohamed, M. S., Raveendran, S., Rochani, A. K., Maekawa, T. & Kumar, D. S., 21 Sep 2018, In : RSC Advances. 8, 57, p. 32621-32636 16 p.

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Liposomes
Solubility
Flavonoids
Cholesterol
Nonionic surfactants

Gold nanocages entering into the realm of high-contrast photoacoustic ocular imaging

Raveendran, S., Lim, H. T., Maekawa, T., Vadakke Matham, M. & Sakthi Kumar, D., 7 Aug 2018, In : Nanoscale. 10, 29, p. 13959-13968 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Photoacoustic effect
Gold
Imaging techniques
Ultrasonics
Contrast Media

Smart carriers and nanohealers: A nanomedical insight on natural polymers

Raveendran, S., Rochani, A. K., Maekawa, T. & Kumar, D. S., 10 Aug 2017, In : Materials. 10, 8, 929.

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Natural polymers
Biodegradable polymers
Artificial limbs
Controlled drug delivery
Drug Carriers