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Team

Principal Investigator

Nitin Joshi, PhD

Dr. Nitin Joshi is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Bioengineer in the Department of Anesthesiology, Peripoperative and Pain Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. After obtaining his PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India, he did his postdoctoral fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital with Dr. Jeffrey Karp. Dr. Joshi’s main research focus is drug delivery and biomaterials. Technologies developed by him have resulted in 10+ granted and pending patents and technology disclosures, with most licensed to biotech companies and one already advancing through clinical trials. Dr. Joshi’s research work has been published in top tier journals, including Nature Communications, Science Advances, Nanotoday, Biomaterials, and Journal of Controlled Release, and has been highlighted by multiple media outlets and scientific journals around the world. He has received multiple awards for his work, including MIT’s Technology Review Magazine (TR35) India Award, Lockheed Martin Innovation Award, and Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA) 2020 Invented Here! Featured Honoree Award. Dr. Joshi has keen interest in training and mentoring the next generation of biomedical scientists and has mentored more than 30 students to date.

Operations Coordinator

Lisa Talluto

Lisa oversees the lab administration, including fiscal/budget management, grant management, supervision of lab personnel activities, inventory management, ordering of supplies, and managing the on-boarding of new students and postdocs. 

Postdoctoral Fellows

John Joseph, PhD

Dr. John Joseph is a Postdoctoral Fellow co-mentored by Drs. Nitin Joshi and Jeffrey Karp. He has broad research interest in nanomedicine and nanotechnology with an emphasis on polymeric drug delivery systems and biomedical implants. In the Joshi Lab, Dr. Joseph’s research focuses on leveraging biomaterials to develop stimuli-responsive hydrogels and long-acting injectables. During his Ph.D in nano-bioengineering, Dr. Joseph developed novel biomaterials for vascular graft applications. This study was undertaken at Amrita Centre for Nanoscience, India, in collaboration with the University of Bristol, UK.

Jingjing Gao, PhD

Jingjing joined the Joshi Lab as a postdoctoral research fellow in May 2021. She is co-mentored by Dr. Nitin Joshi and Dr. Jeffrey Karp. She completed her PhD in Chemistry at University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2019 and continued as a Postdoc for one year. Her research interests include stimuli-responsive materials for sensing and drug delivery. In Joshi Lab, her focus is to develop drug delivery platforms and maximize their translation potential for osteoarthritis treatment. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and exploring new restaurants. 

Sohyung Lee, PhD

Sohyung joined the lab as a postdoctoral research fellow in April 2022 right after she completed her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at UCLA under the mentorship of Prof. Dino Di Carlo. She is co-mentored by Prof. Nitin Joshi and Prof. Jeffrey Karp. Her research interests broadly include developing micro/nano-fabrication methods for biomedical applications. During her Ph.D. she worked on 3D bioprinting and microfluidics for tissue engineering and single cell analysis. Currently, her focus is to develop drug delivery platforms for long-lasting drug release for different applications. In her free time, she enjoys watching images and videos of cute animals and she likes walking in warm weather.

Graduate Students

Mahima Dewani

Mahima is a PhD student from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay jointly supervised by Dr. Nitin Joshi and Dr. Rohit Srivastava. Her research interests include sustained-release drug delivery systems for chronic inflammatory diseases. In the Joshi lab, she is working on drug-delivery carriers and in-vitro models for osteoarthritis. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading and cooking. 

Research Assistants/Interns

Eric Schaar

Eric is an undergraduate student at Northeastern University pursuing a B.S. in biochemistry. Eric joined the lab in January 2022 and is working with Dr. Jingjing Gao on projects developing nanomaterials for osteoarthritis drug delivery and the delivery of biologics across the blood brain barrier. In his free time Eric enjoys playing basketball and golf.

Ziting (Judy) Xia

Ziting (Judy) is currently an undergraduate student pursuing Chemical Engineering with double minor in Bio- and Biomedical Engineering at University of Toronto, Canada. Judy joined the lab in September, 2021 and is working with Dr. Jingjing Gao on projects pertaining to drug encapsulation by nanomaterials for targeted delivery to articular joints and brain. Her research interest include drug delivery, immuno-oncology, tissue engineering and synthetic biology. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and STEM outreach.

Krisco-Cheuk Cheung

Krisco is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto majoring in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Biomedical Engineering. She joined the lab in September 2021 as a research trainee, and is working with Dr. John Joseph to develop next-generation long-acting drug delivery platforms. In her free time she enjoys exercising and playing badminton.

Alumni

Postdocs

Anthony Yu, PhD (Scientist, Moderna Therapeutics)

Research Assistants/Interns

Eli Agus

Paulina Predko

Dilrasbonu Vohidova

Kabir Swain

Helna Baby Mary

Olivia Snapper

Julian Kage

Sruthi Ranganathan

Purna Shah