Dr. Neethu Mohan
Scientist 'D' & HOD-in-charge
Phone :
04712524505

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

Short term visit as part of Indo-US project, Georgia Tech, Atlanta

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

2013-2017 Member of editorial board of journal Tissue engineering (Part A, B and C)

2015-Young Investigator Council mentor, TERMIS & Journal Tissue Engineering

2012 Invitation to review International projects

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

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

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

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

2008 Student travel award from World Biomaterial Congress for oral presentation at 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

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

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," US20140200678A1, 2014 (United States patent Application-published)

Michael Detamore,Cory Berkland,Neethu Mohan, Vineet Gupta, Peter Mchugh, Stefan Lohfeld. Scaffolding biomaterials based on polymer-coated high-stiffness particles, WO2013116736A1, 2013 (International patent Application-published)

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

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

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

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

2003-2008; Institute fellowship for Ph.D., Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Science & Technology, India

Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences (IACS-India) (Life member)

Biomedical Engineering Society, BMES (2013)

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

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

Orthopedic Research Society, ORS (2011-2015)

Role of Connexins in cardiac fibroblast phenotypic transformation and extra cellular matrix synthesis in cardiac diseases Funded by ICMR

Regulation of Progenitor Cell function in the Heart funded by ICMR

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

Ms Indraja Devidasan (PhD student) Thesis Title: Mechanisms in Heart Failure

Ms. Sruthi Radhakrishnan (PhD student, WOS-A PI) Thesis Title: Molecular Regulation of Key Proteins in Cardiac Fibrosis

(Project staff) Project Title: Role of Connexins in cardiac fibroblast phenotypic transformation and extra cellular matrix synthesis in cardiac diseases

Ms. Hima V Technical Assistant

Mr Najeeb A Animal Handler

Neethu Mohan, P. V. Mohanan, Sabareeswaran A, Prabha Nair. Chitosan-Hyaluronic acid hydrogel for cartilage repair. 11th Asia Pacific Chitin and Chitosan Symposium & 5th Indian Chitin and Chitosan Society Symposium, Kochi, Kerala, India,28th-30th September, 2016.

Neethu Mohan, Jijo Wilson, Prabha D Nair. Nanofiber-hydrogel hybrid 3 dimensional scaffold to engineer spatially varying composition of hyaline and mineralized cartilage. International Conference on Biomaterials, Bioengineering and Biodiagnostics, New Delhi, India, October 27-30, 2014

Neethu Mohan, Vineet Gupta, Banupriya Sridharan, Jeremiah Easley, Ross H. Palmer, Rich Galbraith, Vincent Key, Cory J. Berkland, Michael S. Detamore. Gradient Microsphere Based Implants for Osteochondral Regeneration: A Long Term Study in Sheep, Orthopaedic research Society, Annual Meeting, March, New Orleands, USA 2014

Neethu Mohan, Dexy Joseph, Geetha K, Prabha D Nair. Response of adipose derived stem cells in chondroitin sulfate reservoir embraced electrospun membranes for in vitro engineering of cartilage. ISSCR, 11th Annual Meeting, June 12-15, Boston, USA 2013

Neethu Mohan, Detamore MS. Raw materials and growth factor encapsulated 3D microsphere based gradient scaffolds for osteochondral tissue engineering. Society for physical Regulation in Biology and Medicine, San Juan, Peurto Rico, USA, 2012.

Neethu Mohan, N; Dormer, N H, Caldwell, K, Key, V, Kim, J, Lee, S P, Berkland, C,Detamore, M. Microsphere based continuous gradient scaffold for effective regeneration of the osteochondral inereface, TERMIS, Houston, USA 2011

Neethu Mohan, N; Dormer, N H, Caldwell, K, Key, V, Kim, J, Lee, S P, Berkland, C, Detamore, M. Gradient based scaffolds for effective osteochondral regeneration. Missouri musculoskeletal Conference, Missouri, USA, 2011

Mohan, N; Dormer, N H, Caldwell, K, Key, V, Kim, J, Lee, S P, Berkland, C, Detamore,M. Microsphere based gradient scaffold for osteochondral regeneration in rabbits. Orthopedic Research Society, Annual meeting, California, USA 2011.

Neethu Mohan, Prabha D Nair. Role of scaffold composition in regulating the chondrogenic phenotype during in vitro tissue regeneration. 8th World Biomaterial Congress, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2008.

Neethu Mohan, Prabha D Nair. A 3D biodegradable protein based matrix for cartilage tissue engineering and stem cell differentiation to cartilage. 10th International conference on advanced materials, IUMRS-ICAM, India 2007.

Neethu Mohan, Prabha D Nair. Growth factor mediated mesenchymal stem cell differentiation to chondrocytes in novel 3D scaffolds with implication for cartilage tissue engineering. 19th Kerala science congress, India, 2007.

Neethu Mohan, Prabha D Nair. Novel Porous, Polysaccharide scaffolds for tissue engineering applications. Society for Biomaterials & Artificial Organs, India, 2005.

Journal list: Tissue engineering, PLoS ONE, Biotechniques, Macromolecular Biosciences, Signal Transduction and Targeted Therapy, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part A, Trends in cardiovascular medicine, Advanced materials, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Cellular Biochemistry

Article

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Renu Mohan*, Neethu Mohan*, Dhanesh Vaikkath, Hyaluronic acid dictates chondrocyte morphology and migration in composite gels, Tissue Engineering part A, 2018, 24,19-20
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Dormer NH, Singh M, Zhao L, Mohan N, Berkland CJ, Detamore MS, Osteochondral interface regeneration of the rabbit knee with macroscopic gradients of bioactive signals, J Biomed Mater Res A, 2012, 100(11), 162-70
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