Welcome to the Bio-INvENT Lab!!
About the Lab:
Bio-INvENT Lab is a research and development laboratory with a focus on ideation, design, development, testing and commercialization of innovative biomedical products. The lab was established in 2017 by Dr. Sudhir Ranganath, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at SIT Tumakuru with generous funding support from Sree Siddaganga Education Society (SSES), Tumakuru.
The lab conducts cutting-edge basic research in biomedical sciences including cancer biology, stem cell biology, and ocular diseases, leading to the identification of unmet needs followed by the development, testing and commercialization of engineering/nanotechnology-driven innovative biomedical solutions. As the name suggests, the lab works at the interface of biology, medicine, chemical engineering, materials, nanotechnology and physics.
Vision of the Lab:
To become a world-class center of excellence in biomedical research, innovation and entrepreneurship
Mission of the Lab:
To establish a state-of-the-art biomedical research infrastructure
To train and create future leaders in biomedical research and innovation
To provide affordable and high efficiency biomedical products to the healthcare sector
Dr. Sudhir H Ranganath
Principal Investigator & Assistant Professor
B.E (Chemical Engineering), Bangalore University
M.S (Chemical Engineering), National University of Singapore
Ph.D (Chemical Engineering), National University of Singapore
Postdoc (Bioengineering), Harvard-MIT HST, USA & JNCASR-inStem, INDIA
Roche Collaborative Research Fellowship 2020-2021 (ARVO, USA)
INSA Visiting Scientist Fellowship (Host: IIT Bombay) (May 2022)
Lab publishes a research article in the Journal of Ocular Pharmacology & Therapeutics in collaboration with Indiana University, USA on the role of oxidative stress on the disruption of the endothelial apical junctional complex during corneal cold storage. Congrats!!
Lab publishes a research article in the Journal of Ocular Pharmacology & Therapeutics in collaboration with Indiana University, USA on the Experimental oxidative stress breaks down the barrier function of the corneal endothelium. Congrats!!
Thanuja MY (Research Scholar) successfully defends her thesis titled Development & characterization of natural and synthetic nanovesicles for therapeutic & biosensing applications. Many congrats to her!!
Lab welcomes Dr. Sunitha K as a postdoctoral research fellow.
Dr. Sudhir delivers an invited talk on Biochemical insights into the adverse effects of cold storage on the barrier function of donor corneal endothelium at the National Symposium on Recent Trends in Biochemistry, organized by Tumkur University.
Rachana & Shreya (both ChemE 2023) get research internship at the Center of Sustainable Technologies at IISc Bangalore for two months.
Samarth (ChemE 2023) get research internship at the at IIT Hyderabad for two months.
Chandan V & Keerthana GS (ChemE 2022) receive First prize for Oral presentation at REACT 2022 Conference, RVCE Bangalore
Debjyoti Roy & Gangaram Udugiri (ChemE 2022) get Innovative Student Project Grant from VTU, Belagavi
Debjyoti Roy & Gangaram Udugiri (ChemE 2022) get Third prize for poster presentation at the National Conference on Science & Technology for Start-ups jointly organized by KSTA, Govt. of Karnataka and SIT, Tumkur
Debjyoti Roy & Gangaram Udugiri (ChemE 2022) get Second Best Project Award from the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers - Bangalore Regional Centre (IIChE-BRC)
Mahima N Bontadka (ChemE 2022) receives Best Outgoing Student Award from the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers - Bangalore Regional Centre (IIChE-BRC)
Lab publishes a research article in the Journal of Ocular Pharmacology & Therapeutics in collaboration with Indiana University, USA on Nanoliposomes for sensing local osmolarity of the tear film on the ocular surface. Congrats!!
Thanuja (PhD student) gets a postdoctoral research fellow position at the world renowned Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University Medical School, USA. HUGE congrats!!
Dr. Sudhir gets the prestigious INSA Visiting Scientist Fellowship from the Indian National Science Academy. As part of this, he will visit IIT Bombay to work in collaboration to develop micropatterns using photolithography and microfluidics for biomedical applications.
In collaboration with Indiana University and ISS Inc, USA, our lab is part of a publication Depth-resolved fluorescence lifetime spectroscopy across the cornea in digital frequency domain, published in the SPIE Conference held in USA on Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences
Dr. Sudhir was a member in the panel discussion on current education scenario and development conducted during Education Expo organized by Pragathi TV, Tumakuru
Dr. Sudhir delivered an invited talk on Nanotechnology interventions to tackle challenges in Ophthalmology at the Department of Chemical Engineering at IIT, Hyderabad
Suraksha TS (ChemE 2023) receives the prestigious MITACS Globalink Research Internship. She will be working in Dr. Ryan Wylie's lab at the McMaster University, Canada in the summer of 2022. HUGE congrats to her!!
Dr. Sudhir Ranganath receives a research grant of ₹4.12 crores from the Department of Biotechnology (Govt. of India) for 3 years to work on glioblastoma immunotherapy research in collaboration with NIMHANS, Bengaluru.
Lab publishes a research article in the Journal of Ocular Pharmacology & Therapeutics in collaboration with Indiana University and University of Colorado, USA on the effect of oxidative stress on microtubules and the barrier function of corneal endothelial cells. Congrats!!
Dr. Sudhir delivered a lecture on nanoparticle-based prophylactic drug delivery to the corneal endothelium at the School of Optometry, Indiana University, USA
Dr. Sudhir delivered an invited talk on Understanding and tackling the pathophysiology of corneal disorders and the ocular surface at the Department of Chemical Engineering at IISc, Bengaluru
Lab publishes a research article in the Journal of Ocular Pharmacology & Therapeutics in collaboration with Indiana University, USA on nanoparticle-mediated microtubule stabilization overcomes hypothermia-induced barrier dysfunction in corneal endothelial cells. Congrats!!
Tejaswini and Vinayak (ChemE 2021) receive Student Research Grant from the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), Bangalore Regional Center. Many congrats!!
Dr. Sudhir delivered an invited lecture at the COMSOL Day Conference organized by COMSOL Multiphysics Pvt Ltd, India
Suraksha TS (ChemE 2023) receives the prestigious Indian Academy of Sciences Summer Research Fellowship (IASc SRFP 2021) and she will be interning at IISc Bangalore. HUGE congrats!!
Mahima NB and Prajna A (ChemE 2022) receive the Third prize for Oral presentation at AZeotropy 2021 at IIT Bombay. Many congrats!!
Anupama C (Research Scholar) receives ARVO Foundation Travel Grant from ARVO, USA to present her research work at the ARVO Annual Meeting 2021. Many Congrats!!
Anjana Rammohan & Apeksha Devadiga (Biotech 2021) receive Third prize for Oral presentation at the Bioengineering Conference at NIT Rourkela.
Mahima N B (ChemE 2022) receives MITACS Globalink Research Internship. She will be working in Dr. Arghya Paul's lab at the University of Western Ontario, Canada in the summer of 2021.
Dr. Sudhir Ranganath receives Roche Collaborative Research Fellowship 2020 from the Association for Research in Vision Science & Ophthalmology (ARVO), USA!! This fellowship is given to only three researchers from developing countries of the world every year.
Bhargav KV and Divyashree KS (ChemE 2021) receive First prize for Oral presentation at Schemcon 2020 organized by IIChE, Kolkata. Many congrats!!
A joint research project on Cholesteryl Ester Transfer Protein gets funding of Rs.25 lacs from VGST (Govt. of Karnataka) to PI: Dr. Prasanna DR, (Biotech Dept of SIT) and Co-PI: Dr. Sudhir Ranganath (Bio-INvENT Lab)!!
Dr. Sudhir Ranganath publishes one of his postdoc research studies on prostate cancer therapy in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics in collaboration with Harvard Medical School and Johns Hopkins University, USA