Name : Pooja Suryavanshi

Designation : Ph.D. Student (UGC-JRF)

Brief Background :

I got introduced to the field of Nanotechnology during my Master’s dissertation, where I worked on biological synthesis of nanoparticles and its antimicrobial effect on foodborne pathogen. While working as a Research assistant, I have explored the field of phytosecondary metabolites where in the effect of gamma irradiation on Artemisia annua plant was assessed for increased artemisinin content (an antimalarial metabolite).

Having keen interest in animal cell culture studies, recently I have joined as a Ph.D. student in Nanobioscience group. I am working on a 3D porous scaffold for cell growth in 3D and assessment of cancer immunotherapy.

Contact Details :

  • M.Sc. Biotechnology (2016)SantGadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati.

  • B.Sc. Biotechnology (2014)SantGadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati.

Microfluidics based 3D cell culture is an emerging platform widely explored in the field of tissue engineering, drug testing, drug discovery, regenerative medicine and microfluidic 3D cell culture: Organ on a chip.3D scaffold provides natural tissue like environment wherein 3D architecture, controlledperfusion of nutrients and growth factor along with oxygen diffusion is provided which more closely mimics in vivo scenario.

In 3D cell culture, cells are allowed to communicate with its surrounding which enables the culture of multiple cell type.

 My current research work focuses on the fabrication of PDMS based scaffold for development of ovarian cancer T- cell co-culture for assessment of cancer immunotherapy.

1) Suryavanshi P, Pandit R, Gade A, Derita M, Zachino S, Rai M (2017). Colletotrichum sp. mediated synthesis of sulphur and aluminium oxide nanoparticles and it’s in vitro activity against selected food-borne pathogens. LWT Food science and technology.81 188 194.

2) Patil A S, Suryavanshi P, Fulzele D(2018). Evaluation of Effect of Gamma Radiation on Total Phenolic Content, Flavonoid and Antioxidant Activity of In Vitro Callus Culture of Artemisia annua. Natural Products Chemistry and Research. 10.4172/2329-6836.1000345.