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Prof. SAILAJA G S

Professor

Department of Polymer Science and Rubber Technology

Cochin University of Science and Technology
Kochi - 682022, Kerala, India

E-mail-

sailajags@cusat.ac.in

Web Address

https://www.gssailaja.org/



BRIEF BIO
Dr. G. S. Sailaja received her Ph.D. in Biomaterials from Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, India, in 2008. After completing postdoctoral research at Curtin University, The University of Illinois Chicago, and Tokyo Institute of Technology, she joined the Department of Polymer Science, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), India, as an Associate Professor. She is a full Professor since 2018 and leads research on regenerative biomaterials for bone tissue engineering, combinatorial therapy, magnetic nanomedicine for cancer therapy, radiopaque biomaterials, theranostic nanomaterials, and antibacterial formulations. She has 9 patents (4 Japanese and 5 Indian), 34 Journal and 74 conference publications. Her group has presently 10 Ph.D. students and 3 postdoctoral fellows including the prestigious SERB NPDF. The patents her team produced includes customizable herbal BTE scaffolds X-ray visible sutures, Magnetic nanomedicine etc.

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Antibacterial Formulations & Products, Energy, Nanomedicine & Theranostic Materials, Biomaterials and Drug delivery, Combinatorial approaches in Regenerative Tissue Engineering

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS (RECENT) [TOTAL PUBLICATIONS : 39]
  • Lawsone-Bentonite Hybrid Systems for pH-Dependent Sustained Release of Ciprofloxacin, New Journal of Chemistry, RSC Vol. 46, 2022

  • Injectable polyelectrolyte complex-nascent HAP biodegradable antibiotic delivery system for the treatment of osteomyelitis, Biomedical Materials, IOP Vol. 17, 2021

  • Cissus quadrangularis Stem Derived Fiber: A Natural Osteoinductive Substrate for Regenerative Bone Tissue Engineering, Cellulose, Springer Vol. 29, 2021

  • A dual functional superparamagnetic system with pH-dependent drug release and hyperthermia potential for chemotherapeutic applications, Materials Chemistry and Physics, Elsevier 2021

  • Intrinsically radiopaque and antimicrobial cellulose based surgical sutures from mechanically empowered Agave sisalana plant leaf fibers, Biomaterials Science, Vol. 9, 2021

  • Early Biomineralizing Chitosan-Collagen Hybrid Scaffold with Cissus quadrangularis Extract for Regenerative Bone Tissue Engineering, New Journal of Chemistry, RSC Vol. 45, 2021

  • In vitro Biomineralization and Osteogenesis of Cissus quadrangularis Stem Extracts: An Osteogenic Regulator for Bone Tissue engineering, Journal of Biosciences, Indian Academy of Sciences Vol. 46, 2021

  • Intrinsically radiopaque biomaterial assortments: A short review on the physical principles, X-ray imageability and the state-of-the-art development, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, RSC Vol. 9, 2021

  • Degradation-Dependent Controlled Delivery of Doxorubicin by Glyoxal Cross-Linked Magnetic and Porous Chitosan Microspheres, ACS Omega, ACS 2021

  • Lawsone Derived Zn (II) and Fe (III) Metal Organic Frameworks with pH Dependent Emission for Controlled Drug Delivery, New Journal of Chemistry, RSC Vol. 45, 2021

  • CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS (RECENT) [TOTAL PUBLICATIONS : 70]
  • Nanostructured Biocompatible Organobentonite based Hybrid material for Therapeutic Applications, International Conference on Sustainable Technology and Innovation for Industry 4.0, 2022

  • Active On-Demand Doxorubicin Delivery by Magnetically Triggerable Chitosan Membranes for Customized Cancer Therapy, International conference on Sustainable technology and Innovation for Industry 4.0 (icstii 2022), 2022

  • Biofunctional analysis of poly(hydroxyethyl methacrylate-co-styrene) hydrogel for neuronal regeneration, Current trends in polymer science, department of polymer science and rubber technology, CUSAT, 2020

  • Organic filler modified natural rubber latex foam-a green alternative to expanded polystyrene based packaging material, Current trends in polymer science, department of polymer science and rubber technology, CUSAT, 2020

  • Long-lived Photoluminescent Silver Carboxylate For Optical And Biological Applications, , 32nd Kerala Science Congress, 25-27 th January 2020, 2020

  • Inherently radiopaque magnetic ternary systems with hyperthermia potential for cancer therapeutics, 32nd Kerala Science Congress, 25-27 th January 2020, 2020

  • Antibacterial Natural Rubber latex Formulation with Melanin intercalated anionic clay for Urenary Catheters, , 32nd Kerala Science Congress, 25-27 th January 2020, 2020

  • Natural Rubber Latex Flock Based Packaging Material – A Green Alternative to Expanded Polystyrene, , 32nd Kerala Science Congress, 25-27 th January 2020, 2020

  • Polyaniline coated Poly(hydroxyethyl methacrylate-co-styrene) Hydrogel for Neural Cell Regeneration, 32nd Kerala Science Congress, 25-27 th January 2020, 2020

  • Biodegradable printable polymer material for textile packaging from renewable resources, 32nd Kerala Science Congress, 25-27 th January 2020, 2020

  • AWARDS AND HONOURS
  • SPSI Gold medal Award for best Ph. D. thesis from Society of Polymer Society India, in the year 2009

  • Kerala State Young Scientist Award from KSCSTE, Govt of Kerala, in the year 2004

  • Best Paper Award from IIT Chennai, in the year 2005

  • Best Poster Award from Indo Australian Conference, in the year 2005

  • Best Paper Award (II) from Indo Australian Conference, in the year 2007

  • RESEARCH PROJECTS
  • "Development of Magnetically Modulated Therapeutically Active Layered Double Hydroxide (LDH) as a Nanomedicine with Hyperthermia Potential For Cancer Theranostics " (DST- 2016 -2019 , Total outlay Rs.3380693)

  • "Development of antibacterial catheters for preventing nosocomial infection from therapeutically modulated natural rubber latex formulations" (DBT- 2017 -2020 , Total outlay Rs.4777545)

  • "Preparation and Characterization of CissusQuadrangularisLinnplantextracte incorporated chitosan-collagen scaffold for bone regeneration." (KSCSTE- 2017 -2020 , Total outlay Rs.2007655)

  • "Ultrafast laser beamlines for multidisciplinary multitasking research programmes" (Chancellors Award Project 2020- 2020 --0001 , Total outlay Rs.50000000)