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Ravi Bellamkonda Ravi Bellamkonda, Ph.D.
The Wallace H. Coulter Chair
Professor

Wallace H. Coulter Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0535

Phone: 404-385-5038
Fax: 404-385-5044
Location: GT: BME - 2116; EU: HSRB - W 242
E-Mail: ravi@bme.gatech.edu
URL: http://www.ravi.gatech.edu

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Areas of Research

  • Neural Tissue Engineering
  • Targeted Drug Delivery for Brain Tumor Therapy
  • Peripheral & Central Nerve Regeneration
  • Electrode-Brain Interfaces
  • Long circulating contrast agents
  • Polymeric Biomaterials

Educational Background

  • Markey Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, M.I.T., Cambridge, MA 1994-1995
  • Ph.D., Brown University, 1994
  • B.E., Osmania University College of Engineering, 1989

Selected Awards

  • Secretarial Appointee, VA Rehabilitation Merit Review Board, 2007 – present
  • Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scholar, 2006 – present
  • Elected, AIMBE College of Fellows, 2006
  • Recipient of the 2005 Global Indus Technovators Awards, conferred by IBC at M.I.T.
  • ‘Best Professor’ Award conferred by the undergraduate student body of the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology/Emory University. May 2005.

Selected Research Publications

  • Lee H-J, McKeon R, Bellmakonda RV. 2009. Sustained delivery of thermostabilized chABC enhances axonal sprouting and functional recovery after spinal cord injury. Accepted, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
  • Karathanasis E, Leslie Chan, Lohitash Karumbaiah, Kathleen McNeeley, Carl D'Orsi, Ananth Annapragada, Ioannis Sechopoulos, Bellamkonda RV. 2009. Tumor vascular permeability to a nanoprobe correlates to tumor-specific expression levels of angiogenic markers.PLoS ONE 4:e5843.
  • McNeeley K, Karathanasis E, Annapragada AV, Bellamkonda RV. 2009. Masking and triggered unmasking of targeting ligands on nanocarriers to improve drug delivery to brain tumors. Biomaterials 30:3986-95.
  • Karathanasis E, Suryanarayanan S, Balusu SR, McNeeley K, Sechopoulos I, Karellas A, Annapragada AV, Bellamkonda RV. 2009. Imaging nanoprobe for prediction of nanoparticle chemotherapy using mammography. Radiology, 250(2):398.
  • Kim Y-T, Haftel VK, Kumar S, Bellamkonda RV. 2008. The role of aligned polymer fiber-based constructs in the bridging of long peripheral nerve gaps. Biomaterials 29:3117.
  • He W, McConnell G, Schneider T, Bellamkonda RV. 2007. A Novel Anti-inflammatory Surface for Neural Electrodes. Advanced Materials 19(21): 3529.


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