Our lab develops biomaterials and bioengineering concepts to solve unmet clinical needs.

Our lab is placed within a rich scientific environment and ecosystem of Bangalore Life Sciences Cluster which consists of the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem), National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) and Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP). This ecosystem enables fundamental discoveries and nurtures translational path.

We are a group of highly committed individuals who seek fun in solving challenging medical problems to make an impact in patients' lives. We believe laboratory innovations should not only remain at lab-bench, but should be translatable into the clinic to help people. Thus, our ultimate goal is to develop therapeutics/strategies that can rapidly translate into the clinic. Our approach to achieving this goal is through an interactive and collaborative research with biologists, engineers, material scientists, clinicians, and entrepreneurs.

In addition, professional development of our team members takes the priority, and this lab is dedicated to the development of next-generation chemists, material scientists, and bioengineers to work at the forefront of translational research.

More about our research vision and lab's philosophy can be read here: An interview with Praveen Vemula by  Anusha


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- Thorat K. et al. “Prevention of pesticide-induced neuronal dysfunction and mortality with nucleophilic poly-Oxime topical gel” Science Advances 2018, 4, eaau1780  Link

- Vidyanand S. et al. “The miR-124 family of microRNAs critical for regeneration of the brain and visual system in the planarian Schmidtea mediterranea” Development 2017, 144, 3211-3223  Link

- Kurbet AS. et al. “Sterile inflammation enhances ECM degradation in integrin β1 KO embryonic skin” Cell Reports 2016, 16, 3334-47. Link

- Zhang S. et al. "An inflamation-targeting hydrogel for local delivery in inflammatory bowel disease" Science Translational Medicine 2015, 7, 300ra128. Link

- Gajanayake T, et al. "A single localized dose of enzyme-responsive hydrogel improves long-term survival of a vascularized composite allograft" Science Translational Medicine 2014, 6, 248ra110. Link

- Vemula PK. et al. “Nanoparticles reduce nickel allergy by capturing metal ions” Nature Nanotechnology 2011, 6, 291-295. Link

- Kumar A. et al. "Silver nanoparticle-embedded anti-microbial paints based on vegetable oil" Nature Materials 2008, 7, 236-241. Link

LATEST NEWS                                   

- Congratulations to Subhashini Pandey for securing the prestigious Lady Tata Fellowship to pursue PhD.

- Congratulations to Sandeep C. for securing Department of Science and Technology's Scheme for Young Scientist and Technologies (DST-SYST) for three years.

OUR VISION               


Our passion is to build the bridge from discovery to delivery (translational path)
                                    -Praveen Vemula



Praveen Kumar Vemula

Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem)

GKVK-Campus, Bellary Road

Bangalore  560065

Karnataka, INDIA

Ph: +91-80-67176395

Fax: +91-80-23636662

email: praveenv [at]