Karthick Sivalingam Anbazhagan
Drug Delivery, Cellular and Tissue Engineering
I was born in Erode and grew up in the coastal city of Chennai (India) where I would eventually do my Bachelors in Chemical Engineering at IIT-Madras. I crossed shores in pursuit of higher education and eventually found myself working towards a Master’s degree in Nanotechnology from University of Pennsylvania. Early into the program, I hunted for research opportunities and soon I joined Prof. Dennis Discher's lab, where I was lucky to find a mentor in the form of a senior PhD student. I worked on cell differentiation using drug delivery from filomicelle nanoparticles embedded in bio-derived hydrogels and Along the way, I developed a deep interest towards solving biomedical research problems because of their interdisciplinary nature which is conducive for high impact and creative scientific research. It eventually lead me to join the Bioengineering doctoral program at Georgia Tech where I hope to distinguish myself through creative problem solving.