Dr. Neethu Mohan
Scientist 'D' & HOD-in-charge
Phone :

PhD, SCTIMST, 2008

MSc Biochemistry, University of Kerala, 2002

BSc Biochemistry, University of Kerala, 2000

PI SERB, DST; Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences &Technology, Trivandrum, India; 2015-2017

Scientist D Adhoc; Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences &Technology, Trivandrum, India; 2015

Chitra High Value Fellow D; Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences &Technology, Trivandrum, India ; 2012-2015

Assistant Research Professor ; University of Kansas, USA; 2011-2012

Postdoctoral Fellow ; University of Kansas, USA ; 2009-2011

Research Associate ; Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology, Trivandrum, India; 2008-2009

2013-present Member of editorial board of journal Tissue engineering (Part A, B and C)

2012 Outstanding Fellow Short Talk Award, BMES-SPRBM Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA

2012 Travel award, BMES-SPRBM Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA

2012 Invitation to review international projects

2011 Outstanding Lab Leadership Award, Biomaterials & Tissue engineering Lab, University of Kansas, USA

2009 Successfully completed "Young scientist refereeing programme" of Journal "Biomaterials"

2008 Student travel award for oral presentation, 8th World Biomaterial Congress, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2005 Bajpai Saha student award for best paper by Society for Biomaterials & Artificial Organs, India. National conference on biomaterials and artificial organs, IIT Mumbai, India

Cardiac stem cell derived exosomes for cardiac therapy, Signals that activate fibroblasts in cardiac remodelling as possible therapeutic targets for cardiac fibrosis, Expand the knowledge on fibrosis and cardiac stem cells through cardiac injury model, Bio-signals and stem cells for tissue regeneration.

Detamore MS, Gupta V, Mohan N, Berkland CJ, "Biomaterials with microsphere gradients and core and shell microspheres," filed March 10, 2014 (Continuation in Part of US Patents #8,277,832 and #8,669,107). Published July 17, 2014 (Application # 20140200678).

Mohan N, Nair Prabha D, "Biomimetic nanofiber assembled hydrogel as hybrid scaffolds for engineering of complex tissues and interfaces and the process there of" filed 2013, Indian Patent Application # 5049/CHE/2013

Nair BP, Nair PD, Mohan N. Polymer-siloxane hybrid scaffold for tissue engineering applications and process thereof" filed 2013, Indian Patent Application 1639/CHE/2013

2012-2015; Chitra High Value Fellowship, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology, India

2005; Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fellowship for doctoral studies Host Institute: Institute of Frontier Medical Sciences, University of Kyoto, Japan

2003; Institute fellowship for Ph.D., Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Science & Technology, India

Orthopedic Research Society, ORS (2011-2015)

Biomedical Engineering Society, BMES (2013)

Tissue engineering & Regenerative medicine International Society, TERMIS (2011-2014)

Society for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine India (STERMI) Founding Life member, (2007-present)

Project Title: In vitro osteoarthritic model to evaluate the regenerative capability of implants or engineered constructs Source of Support: SERB, DST, India Total Award Amount: 28, 70,000 INR (28 Lakhs) Total Award Period Covered: 10/2013 - 01/2017


Neethu Mohan, P. V. Mohanan, Sabareeswaran A, Prabha Nair., Chitosan-Hyaluronic acid hydrogel for cartilage repair. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 2017, March, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0141813016327088?via%3Dihub
BanuPriya Sridharan, Neethu Mohan, Cory J. Berkland, Michael S. Detamore, Material Characterization of Microsphere-Based Scaffolds with Encapsulated Raw Materials, Materials Science & Engineering C, 2016, 63, 422-428, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0928493116301308
Neethu Mohan, Michael S. Detamore., Nanotechnology Applications for Tissue Engineering, Elsevier (ISBN: 978-0-323-32889-0), 2015, 57-71, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780323328890000042
Bindu P Nair, Dhanya Gangadharan, Neethu Mohan, Babitha Sumathi, Prabha D. Nair, Hybrid scaffold bearing polymer-siloxane Schiff base linkage for bone tissue engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, 2015, 52, 333-342, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0928493115002222
Vineet Gupta, Neethu Mohan and Michael S. Detamore., Microsphere-Based Scaffolds Carrying Opposing Gradients of Chondroitin Sulfate and Tricalcium Phosphate, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 2015, 3, 96, http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fbioe.2015.00096/abstract
Neethu Mohan, Jijo Wilson, Dexy Joseph, Dhanesh Vaikkath and Prabha D Nair, Biomimetic fiber assembled gradient hydrogel to engineer glycosaminoglycan enriched and mineralized cartilage: An in vitro study, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 2015, 103, 12, 3896?3906, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jbm.a.35506/full
Neethu Mohan, Vineet Gupta, BanuPriya Sridharan, Adam J. Mellott, Jeremiah T. Easley, Ross H. Palmer, Richard A. Galbraith, Vincent H. Key, Cory J. Berkland, Michael S. Detamore, Microsphere based gradient implants for osteochondral regeneration: A long term study in sheep., Regenerative medicine, 2015, 10, 6, 709-728, https://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/abs/10.2217/rme.15.38?journalCode=rme
Neethu Mohan, Vineet Gupta, BanuPriya Sridharan, Amanda Sutherland, Michael S. Detamore, The potential of encapsulating ?raw materials? in 3D osteochondral gradient scaffolds, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 2014, 111, 4, 829-841, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/bit.25145/full
Neethu Mohan, Michael S. Detamore, Engineering graded tissue interfaces: Structural interfaces and attachments in biology, Springer, Thomopoulos, Stavros; Birman, Victor; Genin, Guy M. (Eds.) ISBN: 978-1-4614-3316-3, 2013, 299-322,, https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4614-3317-0_14
Dormer NH, Qiu Y, Lydick AM, Allen ND, Mohan N, Berkland CJ, et al, Osteogenic differentiation of human bone marrow stromal cells in hydroxyapatite-loaded microsphere-based scaffolds., Tissue Eng Part A, 2012, 18, 7-8, 757-67, http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/ten.TEA.2011.0176
  • Dr. Neethu Mohan