Ajay Tijore, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Ajay received a Doctoral degree from NTU Singapore where he worked in stem cell mechanobiology field. He then worked with Prof. Michael Sheetz at Mechanobiology Institute, NUS as a postdoc. There, he found that cancer cells were vulnerable to mechanical forces and selectively killed by application of external mechanical forces. In Nov 2021, he joined the Department of Bioengineering where his lab works on investigating the effect of mechanical forces on cancer cell growth and in regulating stem cell fate using custom-built microfluidic devices and micro/nanoscale biomaterials.

Current Members

Alka Kumari
PhD student (Jan 2022)
M.Sc (JNU, New Delhi) 

Manasa Veena
PhD student (Aug 2022)
M.Sc (IIT Roorkee) 

Rashmita Luha
PhD student (Jan 2023)
M.Sc (Central University of Punjab) 

Akshay Kumar
Project Associate

Ketan Kulkarni
Project Associate
M.Sc (Pune University)

Arka Roy Choudhury
M. Tech student (2023)

Aditi Joshi
M. Tech student (2023)

         Lab News

Nov 2023

Ajay awarded with 'RSC Young Researcher Award' at BioTex conference, New Delhi. Congrats!

Nov 2023

First paper (review) from lab was published in ACS Omega. Congrats Team! https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acsomega.3c06451

Oct 2023

Manasa selected for prestigious PMRF award. Well done. Congrats!

Oct 2023

Alka completed PhD comprehensive exam. Well done. Congrats!

Sept 2023

Ajay gave research talk at annual MBI conference, Singapore. 

Aug 2023

Ajay awarded with R I Mazumdar Young Investigator Award. Congrats!

Aug 2023

Arka and Aditi, BE MTech students joined the lab. Welcome.

Aug 2023

Abhishek joined the 'ETH Zurich' as a PhD student. Congrats!

June 2023

Ketan joined the lab as a Project Associate. Welcome.

Jan 2023

Rashmita joined the lab as a third PhD student. Welcome.

Aug 2022

Ajay awarded with 'SERB-Strart up Research Grant'. Congrats!

Aug 2022

Abhishek joined the lab as Project Associate. Welcome.

Aug 2022

Manasa Veena joined the lab as a second PhD student. Welcome.

Aug 2022

Srinivas joined the 'MBI, Singapore' as a PhD student . Congrats!

May 2022

Mechanobiologics Lab performed its first experiment. Congrats Team!

Feb 2022

Srinivas joined the Lab as a Project Associate. Welcome.

Jan 2022

Alka joined the lab as a first PhD student. Welcome.


          Name                                                                         Position                                  Year                                      Current Position

Srinivas Prabhu                                        Project associate                   2022               PhD student @MBI, NUS Singapore

Abhishek Goswami                                 Project associate                   2022               PhD student @ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Gowri Sajeev                                              Research intern                     2023     

Hetarth Bhatt                                             Research intern                     2023               Bachelor student @IIT, Goa

Dhruba Dey                                                 Summer Intern                      2022               Bachelor student @IISc, Bangalore

Megaswana Guruprasad                      Summer Intern                      2022               Bachelor student @VIT, Vellore

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