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Dhruv Srinivasachar

Dhruv Srinivasachar

Education:

B.S. in Bioengineering (Chemistry, Chinese minors), University of Pittsburgh (2015)
Hometown: Sturbridge, MA
Thesis adviser: None chosen yet

Research interests:

Dhruv’s previous research interests have been wide-ranging but settle on several common themes, namely regenerative medicine, drug delivery, cancer biology and immunology. Dhruv’s main research work in his undergraduate years was the characterization and development of extracellular matrix hydrogels for nerve regeneration. While at the National Institutes of Health, Dhruv was involved in the development of a novel in-vitro tumor model incorporating capillary-like oxygen delivery for the study of tumor multi-drug resistance. Currently, Dhruv is interested in pursuing work either in cancer biology to look at mechanisms for drug targeting, particularly for metastasis, or in regeneration of tissues, e.g. lung and bone.

Personal bio:

Born in Concord, MA, Dhruv has been slowly moving southward down the east coast throughout his career. In his free time he enjoys biking, cooking, and watching British comedy. He also enjoys volunteering his time teaching, both as an undergraduate TA and as a tutor for middle school students, and hopes to continue pursuing such opportunities at VCU.

Presentations:

  • Srinivasachar DN, Prest TA, Brown BN.: Mechanical Characterization of Extracellular Matrix Hydrogels for Peripheral Nerve Reconstruction. 2014 BMES Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 2014.