The development of novel functionalised biomaterials, microencapsulation & transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC’s) to promote angiogenesis in ischemic animal models and translation of research to clinical practise in treatment of ischemic diseases.
Research Project Area:
Thomas' project focuses on the effect of functionalised biomaterials used for stem cell encapsulation in promoting vasculogenesis in treatment groups suffering from peripheral arterial disorder commonly known as Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI) with limited or no limb salvage alternatives
January 2011 - Present Ph.D Postgraduate student, Regenerative Medicine Institute, REMEDI, NUI Galway P.I.: Prof. Timothy O' Brian
2009 - 2010 M.Sc Biochemical Engineering, University College London (UCL), UK
2006 - 2009 B.Sc in Biotechnology, University of Mumbai, India
Professional and Personal Interests:
Student member, Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)