Prashanth Asuri, Ph.D.

Dr. Prashanth Asuri is an Associate Professor of Bioengineering at Santa Clara University. Dr. Asuri earned his Ph.D. in Chemical and Biological Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where his research primarily focused on engineering protein function and stability through control of its nanoscale environment. After graduation, he served as a research scientist at Solidus Biosciences, where he developed high-throughput predictive cell based assays to evaluate drug candidate toxicity and metabolism. He was also a postdoctoral researcher at University of California, Berkeley, where he applied biomolecular and material approaches to understand the mechanisms and conditions that regulate neuronal differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells. Dr. Asuri’s current research interests are interdisciplinary in nature, integrating tools and concepts from biomaterials engineering, nanotechnology, and cell biology. Current efforts in his lab focus on the development of in vitro platforms to assess toxic responses of human cells to chemicals and nanoparticles, as well as for cell sorting. His lab is also interested in the design and development of hydrogel composites for applications in bioengineering.

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