Ashok Kumar

PhD (IIT Roorkee)

Professor, Department of of Biological Sciences & Bioengineering (BSBE)

Research Interest



  • PhD, IIT Roorkee, 1993
  • M.Sc., University of Kashmir, 1984
  • B.Sc., University of Kashmir, 1981



  • TATA Innovation Fellowship award by DBT (2013)

  • Madhav Rao Scindia Memorial award in Science and Technology (2013)

  • Samsung-GRO International research award for health systems research (2012)

  • International Brainpool Fellow, Korea (2012)

  • Executive Board Member for Federation of Asian Biotechnology (FAOB) (2008)

  • Mishra R, Goel S.K, Gupta KC. and Kumar A. (2014). Biocomposite cryogels as tissue engineered biomaterials for regeneration of critical-sized cranial bone defects. Tissue Engineering A doi:10.1089/ten.tea.2013.0072.

  • Jain E. and Kumar A. (2013). Disposable polymeric cryogel bioreactor for therapeutic protein production. Nature Protocols 8 (5); 821-835.

  • Reddy RM, Srivastava A. and Kumar A. (2013). Monosaccharide-Responsive Phenyl-boronate- Polyol Cell Scaffolds for Cell Sheet and Tissue Engineering Applications. PLoS ONE Oct 22;8(10):e77861.

  • Bhat S, Tripathi A. and Kumar A. (2011). Supermacroprous chitosan-agarose-gelatin cryogels: In vitro characterization and in vivo assessment for cartilage tissue engineering. J Royal Society Interface 8(57), 540-554.

  • Kumar A. and Srivastava, A. (2010). Cell separation using cryogel based affinity chromatography. Nature protocols 5 (11), 1737-1747 (cover page article)


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Kanpur 208016

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