Research grants (Funded Projects):

1. DBT Grant (Jan 2022 - Dec 2025) - ₹4.12 crores

Network center for research on glioblastoma stem cell-targeted T-Cell immunotherapy using non-genetically engineered mesenchymal stromal cells

Funding Agency: Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India.

2. Roche Collaborative Research Fellowship Grant (Jan 2020 - Dec 2021) - $10,000

Rescuing the hypothermia- and cytokine-induced damage to donor corneal endothelial functions by pre-treatment with microtubule stabilizers

Funding Agency: Association for Research in Vision Science & Ophthalmology, USA.

3. VGST-CISEE Grant (Sep 2020 - Sep 2022) - 25 lakhs (Co-PI)

Unraveling a new strategy of inhibition of CETP by small molecule inhibitors through site directed mutagenesis and molecular dynamics simulation studies

Funding Agency: Vision Group on Science & Technology, Govt of Karnataka.

4. IIGP 2.0 University Challenge Grant (Sep 2019 – Aug 2020) - ₹10 lakhs

CLeONs: High efficiency contact lens-coated oxygen nanosensors for eye clinics

Funding Agency: DST-Lockheed Martin-Tata Trusts

5. SERB-EMR Grant (Sep 2018 – Aug 2021) - ₹35.04 lakhs

Nanoparticle-based prophylactic drug delivery to the corneal endothelium

Funding Agency: SERB-DST, Government of India

6. BRNS-RTAC Grant (Aug 2018 - July 2021) - ₹28.82 lakhs

Mesenchymal stem cell membrane-derived nanovesicles loaded with 177Lu for targeted cancer therapy

Funding agency: BRNS-DAE, Government of India

7. Institute Seed Grant (2017 - 2018) - ₹9.5 lakhs

Nanoparticle-assisted non-genetic, transient engineering of stem cells for therapy

Funding agency: TEQIP-II/SSES

8. Institute Seed Grant (2017 - 2022) - ₹47.25 lakhs

Design and development of ocular theranostic devices

Funding agency: SSES, Tumkur

9. Aquitaine-Karnataka Student Exchange Grant (2016) - ₹1.69 lakhs

Understanding the biophysical properties of cell membrane-derived nanocarriers

Funding agency: Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research