Dr. Naresh K
Scientist 'C' & Deputy Quality Manager (Studies)
Phone : +91-471-2520 311 (Off) or 271/281 (Labs)

Ph.D. in Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, India, 2007-12

M.Sc. in Biotechnology, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, 2004-06

B.Sc. in Biotechnology, Kakatiya University, Warangal, India, 2001-04 (Institute Gold Medallist)

P.G. Diploma in Medical Device Management, Institute of Good Manufacturing Practices India, New Delhi, India (2021-22, E-learnig mode)

P.G. Diploma in Computer Applications, New National Institute of Computer Education, Warangal, India (2001-02, part-time)

Scientist-C in Applied Biology, Division of Tissue Culture, BMT Wing, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, India, Oct 2017 onwards.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant & Co-Lab Manager, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, Jan 2016 - Aug 2017.

Postdoctoral Fellow/Junior Research Scientist, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Prague, Czech Republic, Oct 2012 - Dec 2016. Includes: Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK during Jul 2014 - Dec 2014 (Visit sponsored by Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Prague, Czech Republic).

Lecturer in Biotechnology, Government City College, Hyderabad, India, Jun 2006 - Dec 2006.

Early Career Editorial Board Member for Bioactive Materials: a top class international journal published by Elsevier and KeAi Communications Groups (IF 14.593), 2021.

Invited Session Co-Chair and Oral Presentation Evaluation Panel Member: International Conference on Biomedical Materials Innovations 2020, organized by SBAOI and STERMI in association with Bharathiar University, Coimbatore 2020.

Invited Resource Person: Faculty Development Program on Recent Advancement in Biomaterials and Nanotechnology for Biomedical Applications, organized by NIT Jalandhar, Punjab, 2019.

Scientific Committee Member: 5th European Young Engineers Conference, organized by the Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland, 2016.

Young Investigator Session Co-Chair: Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society European Chapter Meeting held at Istanbul, Turkey, 2013.

Agathiar Chemical Biology Award: In recognition of outstanding contributions in the field of biomedical sciences by the Society for Chemical and Synthetic Biology, India, 2023.

Shri OP Sharma Young Scientist Award: In recognition of outstanding contributions in the field of biomedical sciences by the Indian Academy of Biomedical Sciences, Lucknow, 2022.

Sentinel of Science Award: In recognition of the contribution to peer-review in the field of Biochemistry, Genetics & Molecular Biology, by Publons, New Zealand, 2016.

Best Lecture Award: Career in Polymer Workshop organized by UNESCO, IUPAC, CEEPN and Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Prague, Czech Republic, 2013.

Bajpai - Saha Best Presentation Award: International Conference on Biomaterials, Artificial Organs & Tissue Engineering organized by SBAOI, Cochin, India, 2010.

Mesenchymal stem cells and exosomal based therapeutics for regenerative medicine applications.

3D Bioprinting and electrospinning based approaches for fabrication of engineered tissues in vitro.

Silk fibroin and other natural polymers based biomaterials for biomedical and other allied areas.

Actively looking for clinical and academic collaborators to work towards developing tissue engineered models and regenerative therapeutics.

Research: Involved in the development of stem cells and biomaterials based tissue engineered models and regenerative therapeutics.

Testing & consultancy: Offers testing and consultancy services related to in vitro cytotoxicity as per ISO 10993-5 under ISO/IEC 17025 quality platform.

Teaching: Involved in teaching modules such as Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine for MPhil, MTech and PhD courses.

Supervision: Involved in supervision of MPhil, MTech, MSc, BTech students and other trainees on various themes of biomedical technologies.

Administration: Delegation of charges on behalf of Scientist-in-Charge, Division of Tissue Culture when required.

Indian Patents: 06 (filed)

Indian Design Registrations: 03 (granted)

Elected Member: National Academy of Sciences, India (2018), Royal Society of Biology, United Kingdom (2017).

Elected Associated Member: Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom (2016).

Registered Member: European Federation of Biotechnology, Spain (2014).

Life Member: AMSI (2021), SAAEI (2021), MRSI (2021), SPSI (2021), APA (2021), ISQ (2019), ISCB (2018), ABAP (2018), BRSI (2018), ISCA (2018), IABS (2018), SBAOI (2009), STERMI (2009), and BMESI (2009).

Student Member: Controlled Release Society - Indian Chapter (2009).

Development of Biopolymeric Orthopaedic Fixtures (PI, DST Technology Resource Centre Fund, SCTIMST, 2023-25).

Efficacy evaluation of 3D bioprinted liver constructs established from niche specific bioink and stem cell derived hepatocyte like cells (Co-I, DST SERB, 2021-24)

Pre-validation of in vitro hepatotoxicity test of drugs using 3D Bioprinted liver construct (Co-I, Technology Development Fund, SCTIMST, 2021-23).

Development of a Novel Device and a Method of Cell Seeding For the Establishment of an In Vitro Co-Culture System (PI, Technology Development Fund, SCTIMST, 2018-20).

3D Printing of Skin Tissue Constructs for In-vitro Testing and Applications (Co-I, DST Technology Resource Centre Fund, SCTIMST, 2018-21).

Bioceramic Cages with Axially Aligned Pores as a Substitute for Tricortical Bone Graft (Co-PI, DST Technology Resource Centre Fund, SCTIMST, 2019-21).

Cytocompatibility Evaluation of Biomaterials and Medical Devices (Co-PI, DST Technology Resource Centre Fund, SCTIMST, 2018-21).

Development of Human-on-a-Chip Device Technology: A Paradigm Shift in Biological Evaluation and Disease Model (Co-I, DST, 2018-21).

Stem Cell Derived Exosome Therapy for Clinical Management of Lung Damage in Critically-ill Corona Viral Pneumonia Patients (PI, DST SERB, 2020-21).

Corneal epithelial cell sheet engineering: validation and pre-clinical evaluation (PI, DST Technology Resource Centre Fund, SCTIMST, 2020-22).

M.Phil.: 01, M.Tech.: 02, M.Sc.: 06, B.Tech.: 01

M.Phil.: Ms. Maya B, SCTIMST Trivandrum (2019-20).

M.Tech.: Ms. Akshaya Ashok, Karunya University, Coimbatore (2017-18), Mr. Febin R Dan, Karunya University, Coimbatore (2019-20).

M.Sc.: Mr. Harisankar KC, Sree Sankara College, Kalady (2022), Ms. Sethu Lakshmi VS, Kannur University, Kannur (2023), Ms. Anju Suresh, Sree Sankara College, Kalady (2023), Ms. Praveena Kumaran, Sree Sankara College, Kalady (2023), Ms. Amala P. James, Sree Sankara College, Kalady (2023), Ms. Anjali Surendran, Mar Augusthinose College, Ramapuram (2023).

B.Tech.: Ms. Varsha SH, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore (2022).

Workshop on ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - Risk Management Requirements & Implementation in Laboratories, organized by Quality Council of India, New Delhi (03 Jun 2022).

EMBO Workshop on Laboratory Leadership organized by European Molecular Biology Organization and DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance (India Alliance), Hyderabad (Virtual mode, 01-04 Mar 2021).

10th Training Program on Science Technology & Emerging Trends in Governance for Scientists & Technologists, organized by Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi (08-12 Feb 2021).

Laboratory Accreditation & Internal Quality Audit as per ISO/IEC 17025:2017 conducted by Q-India Consulting Services Pvt. Ltd., Kochi, India (12-15 Feb 2018).

XXI Animal Handling Training Program conducted by Division of Laboratory Animals, Biomedical Technology Wing, SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram, India (11-16 Dec 2017).

Organizing Secretary, International Workshop on Electro-Spinning/Spraying Technologies for Bioscience and Biotechnology Applications organized by SCTIMST, Trivandrum in association with University of Madras, Chennai, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, NASI Kerala Chapter, SBAOI Chennai Chapter, STERMI Chennai Chapter, ISAS Chennai Chapter, Palms Connect Ltd. and Abinnovus Consulting Pvt Ltd, Chennai (2021)

Organizing Secretary, National Workshop on Microscopy and Image Analysis, SCTIMST Thiruvananthapuram (2019)

Current: Ms. Kripasagari S, M.Sc. Intern, University of Kerala, Trivandrum (2023).

Alumni (Project Staff): Mrs. Jimna M Ameer (2018-20), Ms. Athira RK (2019 - 21), Mr. Anand Krishnan (2020-21), Ms. Anju MS (2020-22), Mr. Prashanth MR (2021-23), Mrs. Neethu RS (2022-23), Mr. Asish Isaac Mathew (2022-23).

Alumni (DST SEED Sponsored Internship Program for Empowerment of SC/ST Students): Ms. Jeethu UJ, B.Sc. University of Kerala, Trivandrum (2021), Ms. Sandra S, B.Sc. University of Kerala, Trivandrum (2021), Ms. Sreelakshmi PS, 10+2 Student (2022), Ms. Lunavath Jyosthna Naik, Integrated B.S.-M.S., IISER Trivandrum (2022).

Alumni (DST INSPIRE Sponsored Internship Program for Empowerment of J&K Students): Ms. Surya Rashid, M.Sc., University of Kashmir, Kashmir (2023).

Alumni (Self-Sponsored Internship Students): Ms. Gayathri Menon, Integrated B.Sc.-M.Sc., Central University of Tamil Nadu (2023), Mr. Jacob John, B.Tech., Lovely Professional University, Phagwara (2023).

Guest Editor, Article Collection on Nanocomposites for Biomedical Applications, Nanocomposites - Taylor & Francis (2023-24), Link

Guest Editor, Special Issues on Advanced Tissue Engineering Scaffolds, Bioengineering - MDPI Journal (2017-18), Link

Guest Editor, Special Issues on Nano-Tissue Engineering: Nanomaterials and Nanoengineered Systems in Fabricating Artificial Tissues, Journal of Nanomaterials - Hindawi Journal (2020-21), Link

Editor, Biomedical Applications of Electrospinning and Electrospraying 1st Edition, Elsevier Woodhead Publishing (2021), ISBN 9780128224762, Link

Editor, Biomaterials in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine 1st Edition, Springer Nature (2021), ISBN 9789811600012, Link

Editor, Natural Polymers in Wound Healing and Repair 1st Edition, Elsevier Woodhead Publishing (2022), ISBN 9780323905145, Link