Kishore Lab

Kishore Lab

Functional Biomaterials and Tissue Eng.


Principal Investigator

Vipuil Kishore, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Departments of Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Kishore is the principal investigator of the Functional Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Laboratory at Florida Institute of Technology. He received his Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from Madras University, Chennai, India in 2000 and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Wayne State Univerisity in Detroit, MI in 2008. After completing his doctoral degree, Dr. Kishore acquired his postdoctoral training at Purdue University and Case Western Reserve University. He is a member of Sigma Xi, Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) and Society for Biomaterials (SFB). His current research interests are in the fields of biomaterial development, cell-material interactions, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine.

Graduate Students

Thuy-Uyen Nguyen (Ph.D. Candidate)

 Thuy-Uyen (Uyen) came to the US from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam after graduating from high school. She got her BS degree in Chemical Engineering at Florida Institute of Technology. She joined Dr. Kishore's lab in January 2014. She earned her Masters degree in Spring 2016. Her Master's thesis project focused on the development of highly aligned collagen-elastin fibers for vascular tissue engineering applications. Currently, she is pursuing her doctoral degree working on the development of a biomimetic 3D vascular scaffold for the repair and replacement of small-diameter blood vessels.

  Nilabh Kajave

Nilabh Kajave (Ph.D. Student)

Nilabh graduated with his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India. Currently, he is in the second year of Master’s in Chemical Engineering at Florida Institute of Technology. His research focuses on investigating the bioactivity of collagen-based bioinks for 3D printing applications.


1. Gengbo Liu, MS in Biomedical Engineering (Spring 2015). Thesis Title: Saos-2 Cell Mediated Mineralization on Collagen Gels: Effect of Densification and Bioglass Incorporation. Current Position: Graduate Student, Department of Computer Science, Florida Institute of Technololgy, Melbourne, FL

2. Ranjani Iyer, MS in Biomedical Engineering (Summer 2015). Thesis Title: Electrochemically Compacted Collagen Matrices for Corneal Repair. Current Position: System Verification and Validation Specialist II, BD Biosciences, San Jose, CA

3. Meet Pastakia, BS in Biomedical Engineering (Spring 2016). Project Title: Assessment of Mechanical Properties of Bioglass Incorporated Electrochemically Aligned Collagen Fibers. Current Position: Project Engineer, BD Biosciences, San Jose, CA

4. Sheetal Tiwari, MS in Biomedical Engineering (Summer 2016). Project Title: Elecrochemically Aligned Collagen Fibers Crosslinked with Chemical and Natural Agents. Current Position: Product Development Engineer II, Siemens, New York

5. Amina Iqbal, BS in Chemical Engineering (Spring 2017). Project Title: MSC Morphology and Proliferation on Bioglass Incorporated Electrochemically Aligned Collagen Fibers. Current Position: Graduate Student, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

6. Christopher Bridgeman, MS in Biomedical Engineering (Summer 2017). Thesis Title: Effect of Tannic Acid on Mechanical Properties of Collagen Scaffolds and Melanoma Cell Proliferation. Current Position: Scientific Associate II, Novartis, Boston, MS

7. Madhura P. Nijsure, MS in Chemical Engineering (Fall 2017). Thesis Title: Effect of Bioglass Incorporation into Electrochemically Aligned Collagen Threads on Mechanical Properties and Cell-Mediated Mineralization. Current Position: Assistant Scientist, New York Stem Cell Foundation, NY

8. Kori Watkins, MS in Biomedical Engineering (Summer 2018).  Thesis Title: Photochemical Crosslinking of Methacrylated Collagen Hydrogels: Effect of I2959 vs. VA086 on Mechanics and Cellular Response. Current Position: Optimetry Student, Nova Southeastern University