Kaustabh Ghosh, PhD

Kaustabh Ghosh., PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Bioengineering, and the Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology Program at the University of California, Riverside (UCR). He is an interdisciplinary researcher with expertise in the fields of vascular inflammation, mechanobiology, bioengineering, and nanomedicine. Research in his lab aims to understand the often overlooked role of blood vessel stiffness in chronic inflammation associated with degenerative eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Dr Ghosh has received several awards during his research career, including the Hellman Fellowship and an NIH Postdoctoral Training Grant, and has published 24 peer-reviewed papers in highly-regarded journals that include PNAS, The FASEB Journal, Science, and Nano Letters, among others. He currently serves as an editorial board member of the Journal of Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering and a reviewer for several ophthalmology and bioengineering journals. Prior to joining UCR, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Vascular Biology Program at Boston Children’s Hospital & Harvard Medical School. Dr Ghosh obtained his PhD in biomedical engineering in 2006 from SUNY at Stony Brook, where he received the President’s Award to Distinguished Doctoral Students.