Ajay Vishwakarma, DDS, MS


Graduate Student, Cancer Biology Program


aj-vishwakarma@uiowa.edu

Contact Information

4219 Medical Education Research Facility
375 Newton Rd
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1109
Phone: 319-335-6832

Education

DDS, General Dental Surgery, MUHS
​MS, Tissue Engineering, Cardiff University
Post-doc Fellow, Harvard University, MIT

Research Interests

Stem cell bioengineering, biomaterials, tissue engineering, cancer immunology and immuno-engineering. Currently in Prof. Weizhou Zhang’s lab, I am studying how regulatory T cells impact cancer progression and metastasis in humanized cancer models. 

Publications

  1. Kawther KA, Kluz P, Borcherding N, Pandey G, Vishwakarma A, Jorgensen M, Cole K, Sugg S, Bellizzi A, Tanas M, Gibson-Corley K, Zhu Y, Kolb R, Zhang W. CD177 defines a novel regulatory T cells population in cancer. (Submitted)
  2. Rouwkema J, Inci I, Vishwakarma A, Khademhosseini A. Gelatin methacryloyl: poly (ethylene glycol) composite hydrogels with tunable mechanical properties for single cell source multi-structural tissue engineering. (Submitted)
  3. Ajaykumar Vishwakarma, Jeffrey M. Karp. Biology & Engineering of Stem Cell Niches. (2017). Waltham, MA: Elsevier (Imprint: Academic Press), USA. ISBN# 9780128027561
  4. Vishwakarma A, Rouwkema J, Karp JM. (2017). The Need to Study, Mimic and Target Stem Cell Niches. In Biology and Engineering of Stem Cell Niches, (Eds) A. Vishwakarma and JM Karp. Waltham, MA: Academic Press, USA. ISBN# 9780128027561
  5. Alvarez MM, Liu JC, Santiago GT, Cha B, Vishwakarma A, Ghaemmaghami A, Khademhosseini A. Delivery strategies to control inflammatory response: Modulating M1-M2 macrophage polarization in tissue engineering applications. J Control Release 240: 349-363 (2016)
  6. Vishwakarma A. et al. Engineering Immunomodulatory Biomaterials To Tune the Inflammatory Response. Trends Biotechnol 34, 470-482 (2016)
  7. Ajaykumar Vishwakarma, Paul Sharpe, Songtao Shi, Murugan Ramalingam. (2014). Stem Cell Biology and Tissue Engineering in Dental Sciences. Waltham, MA: Elsevier (Imprint: Academic Press), USA. ISBN# 9780123971579 
  8. Rana D, Arulkumar S, Vishwakarma A, Ramalingam M. (2014). Considerations on Designing Scaffold for Tissue Engineering. In Stem Cell Biology and Tissue Engineering in Dental Sciences, (Eds) A. Vishwakarma, P. Sharpe, S. Shi & M Ramalingam. Waltham, MA: Academic Press, USA. ISBN# 9780123971579
  9. Vishwakarma A, Sharpe PT, Shi S and Ramalingam M. (2014). An Introduction to Stem Cell Biology & Tissue Engineering. In Stem Cell Biology and Tissue Engineering in Dental Sciences, (Eds) A. Vishwakarma, P. Sharpe, S. Shi & M Ramalingam. Waltham, MA: Academic Press, USA. ISBN# 9780123971579
  10. Gilbert SJ, Stevens J, Vishwakarma A, Archer CW & Duance VC. The use of pulsed low-intensity ultrasound (PLIUS) as a therapy for cartilage repair. International Journal of Experimental Pathology 95 (3), pp. A12-A12 (2014)
  11. Vishwakarma A, Surekha P, Roshan S, Meenal G. A comparative evaluation of sealing ability of root canal sealers-An in vitro study. Journal of Indian Dental Association (JIDA) (2008); 2 (9), 4-7.