January 29, 2020



PhD, Bioengineering (Home School – Materials Science and Engineering), Georgia Institute of Technology (2019-Present) 

B.Tech, Materials Science and Engineering – Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (2019) 



Avi joined the Sulchek Lab in Fall-2019 as a Graduate Research Assistant. He has previously worked on electrocuring bioadhesives based on PAMAM dendrimers and Chitosan-based hydrogels. He is interested in understanding the role of mechanical forces to enrich and engineer cells used in cell-based therapies, especially their adhesion forces. Currently he has been involved in understanding the adhesion forces in cells and enhance the efficacy of cell sorting by modifying these forces. He aims to integrate the sorting and transfection device in order to curate a unified approach for GMP compliant manufacturing of cells. When not working in the lab, Avi likes cooking, playing his piano and clicking pictures.  

Research Project 

The role of mechanical forces in enriching and engineering cells used in cell-based therapies.  


  1. Gan, N. C. S. Tan, A. Gupta, M. Singh, O. Pokholenko, A. Ghosh, Z. Zhang, S. Li, and T. W. J. Steele, “Self curing and voltage activated catechol adhesives,” Chemical Communications, vol. 55, no. 68, pp. 10076–10079, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1039/C9CC04166D


Contact Information 


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