Dr Shayanti Mukherjee
Dr Shayanti Mukherjee is a member of the Translational Tissue Engineering Research group in The Ritchie Centre.
Areas of interest
Dr Shayanti Mukherjee is Research Scientist in the Women’s health theme at The Ritchie Centre. She completed her PhD at the National University of Singapore where her work contributed to the growing body of nanostructured biomaterials design for repair and regeneration of soft tissues. Her research encompasses principles of material science, nanotechnology, stem cell biology and immunology to improve maternal urogynecological health.
Currently, her work involves design of optimal meshes using degradable polymers and additives for improving the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse. Dr Mukherjee and her team have designed novel tissue engineered stem cell based surgical constructs using solution electrospinning, 3D Printing and Melt electro writing. She also has a keen interest in bio-inks for stem cell bioprinting for personalising pelvic floor reconstructive surgery. Dr Mukherjee has a strong interest in biomaterial induced immune response and is an expert in evaluation of foreign body response using small and large animal models. The multi-dimensional research led by Dr Mukherjee aims to improve the understanding of the fundamental pelvic muscle physiology as well as accelerate the clinical translation new generation of surgical constructs for urogynecology.
Students with good academic records and interest in challenging multi-disciplinary tissue engineering and nanomaterials projects may enquire for PhD and other research project opportunities.