Prof. Jayakumar Rajadas
BioADD and Assistant Director of CV Pharmacology,
Biomaterials & Advanced Drug Delivery, Stanford University, USA
Dr. Rajadas is currently working on the molecular mechanism of neurodegenerative disorders caused by aggregated tau and abeta proteins#proteins that are synergically involved in Alzheimer’s disease development. He uses various biophysical approaches such as AFM, fluorescence, and NMR to understand the structural details of neurotoxic oligomeric forms of these two proteins.
For the last 7 years, our lab has also been involved in transforming biophysical ideas into biomaterial and drug delivery technologies. These technologies include microencapsulation of drugs, vascular grafts, bio-implants, development of small molecule and protein-based drugs, regeneration of nerve and cardiovascular tissues, and wound healing applications