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Ramkumar T. Annamalai, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Contact

(859) 257-2685
514G RMB

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Appointments

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of Kentucky, Fall 2019

Assistant Research Scientist, Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan, 2017-2019

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan, 2014-2017


Education

Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, 2014

M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, 2009

B.Tech., Biotechnology, Bharathidasan University, Trichy, India, 2007


Research Interests

Dr. Annamalai’s lab is broadly focused on tissue regeneration and vascularization using biomaterials and biofabrication strategies. Strategies to engineer or modulate immune responses for tissue regeneration are of particular interest. The lab employs an array of biomaterial, mammalian cell culture techniques, and animal models to develop translatable strategies. Specific areas of interests include:

  1. Elucidating the role of immune cells in neotissue formation
  2. Developing injectable biomaterial systems and other biofabrication strategies
  3. Developing immunomodulatory strategies for guiding tissue regeneration
  4. Developing bioresponsive drug-delivery vehicles