The Mehta Family Centre for Engineering in Medicine

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

MFCEM Dialogues #10


Prof. Deepak Vashishth, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, 18th March 2024


Title: Loss and Modulation of Bone and Brain Health in Diabetes and Alzheimer’s

Dr. Deepak Vashishth, is the Director of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS).

Dr. Vashishth’s research interests are in the area of biomolecular science and engineering of extracellular matrix with particular emphasis on diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis, and bone tissue engineering.

His research group has identified new structural roles for bone proteins and developed new biomimickry-based strategies for tissue engineering scaffolds.

In 2012 he was elected Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). He also is a member of the Biomedical Engineering Society, American Society of Bone and Mineral Research and the Orthopaedic Research Society. Dr. Vashishth has been awarded the Rensselaer awards for outstanding and innovative classroom teaching.

Dr. Deepak Vashishth is working to redefine the role of a top-tier research university: one that is engaged in public and private partnerships, involved in interdisciplinary research, and providing quality education, to drive entrepreneurial, sustainable, socially responsible scientific discovery and technological innovation.

Dr. Vashishth, provided interesting insights into the brain-bone cross-talk in disease individuals suffering of Diabetes or Alzheimer. He also engaged with students imparting valuable inputs on how to translate basic and applied research into viable entrepreneurial outcomes.


The Bhupat & Jyoti Mehta Family Foundation

MFCEM at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur is generously supported by the Mehta Family Foundation.

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