Rohan Bhattacharya

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Rohan earned a B.S. & M.S. (Dual Degree) in Biotechnology  from Amity University, Noida, India in 2018. He is a PhD student in Dr. Samira Musah’s Lab.


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Research Interests:

Stem cells and developmental biology, Kidney disease modeling, Organ-on-a-chip, Biomaterials

Conference Abstracts and Presentations:

Mou, X., Bhattacharya, R., Sun, B., Hsu, P., Musah, S. “Development of a functional in vitro kidney model by integration of electrospinning and stem cell differentiation technologies” Multi-cellular Engineered Living Systems, Bethesda, MD 2021 (Date changed due to COVID-19)

Mou, X., Bhattacharya, R., Sun, B., Hsu, P., Musah, S. “A functional in vitro model of human kidney glomerulus” Duke Health, Duke University, North Carolina, 2020

Sangam, S., Bhattacharya, R, Mukherjee, M* “Method for preparation of highly fluorescent biocompatible sulphur doped graphene quantum dots from affordable agro-industrial bio-waste cane molasses using hydrothermal synthesis for bioimaging application” Technology Mela, New Delhi, India2019

Sangam, S., Bhattacharya, R., Mukherjee, M*. “Biocompatible sulphur-doped graphene quantum dots from wastes for blue-sky bioimaging” at International Conference on Advanced Materials (ICAM), New Delhi2019

Bhattacharya, R., Sangam, S., Mukherjee, M* “Graphene Quantum Dots setting foot for Deep tissue imaging in Near-infrared windows" National Science Conclave (NSC) New Delhi2018 (Oral Talk)

Shakeel, A., Bhattacharya, R., Mukherjee, M*. "Transdermal smart hydrogel patches for Nitrogylcerine delivery" Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI) Faridabad, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), India 2018

Honors and Awards:

Lew’s (NIH T32 Ruth L. Kirschstein) Predoctoral Fellowship 2020

Nominated to participate in the AAAS/Science Program by Duke Biomedical Engineering for Excellence in Science 2020

Duke University Core Facility Voucher Award to support our work on functional and molecular genomics 2020

Institute Fellowship from Amity University, Noida, India for Excellence in Research 2019

Salutatorian of the Biotechnology Department, Amity University Noida, India 2018


Burt, M.; Bhattacharya, R.; Okafor, A. E,; Musah, S*. “Guided Differentiation of Mature Kidney Podocytes from Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells under Chemically Defined Conditions.” Journal of Visualized Experiments 2020 (161), e61299

Okafor, A. E., Bhattacharya, R., Musah, S*. “Models of kidney glomerulus derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells”. Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells – Novel Concepts, Advances in Stem Cell Biology 2020, Elsevier series(submitted) (invited)

Singh, A.; Bhattacharya, R.; Shakeel, A.; Sharma, Arun K.; Jeevanandham, S.; Ashish.; S.; Chattopadhyay, S.; Bohidar, H.; Chakrabarti, S.; Ghosh, S.; Rajput S. K.; Mukherjee, M*. “Hydrogel Nanotubes with Ice-Helices as Exotic Nanostructures for Diabetic Wound Healing.” Materials Horizons, Royal Society of Chemistry 2019, 6, 274-284

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Shakeel, A.; Bhattacharya, R.; Jeevanandham, S.; Kochhar, D.; Singh, A.; Mehra, L.; Ghufran, M.; Garg, P.; Sangam, S.; Biswas, S.; Tyagi, A.; Kalyanasundaram, D.; Chakrabarti, S.; Mukherjee, M*. Graphene Quantum Dots in the Game of Directing Polymer Self-Assembly to Exotic Kagome Lattice and Janus Nanostructures. ACS Nano 2019, 13, 9397-9407

Sangam, S.; Gupta, A.; Bhattacharya, R.; Shakeel, A.; Sharma, A.; Suhag, D.; Chakrabarti, S.; Garg, S.; Chattopadhyay, S.; Basu, B.; Kumar, V., Rajput, S. K., Dutta, M. K.; Mukherjee, M*. “Sustainable Synthesis of Single Crystalline Sulphur-doped Graphene Quantum Dots for Bioimaging and Beyond.” Green Chemistry, Royal Society of Chemistry 2018, 20, 4245

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