I am a Materials Scientist with a broad background in polymers, biomaterials and engineering. I use my expertise in polymer physics to evaluate structures across multiple length scales, and develop and mine structure-property relationships with the goal of tailoring polymers for biomedical applications. Drawing on my engineering background, I develop methods to fabricate polymers into biomedical implants such as nerve conduits, meniscus and bone-fixation devices. My interest in biophysics has led me to study biological structures, their hydration behavior, and the activity of biomolecules at interfaces such as those of proteins near cell walls, and use this knowledge to develop scaffolds that mimic the natural extracellular matrices for tissue engineering applications.
- Sanjeeva Murthy
- Associate Research Professor