Dental Institute Biomaterials
Kings College London, UK
Sanjukta Deb is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Biomaterials Biomimetics Biophotonics at the Dental Institute King’s College London
She has published widely in the field of biomaterials and guest member on the editorial boards of a number of journals and reviewer for over 12 journals She was awarded the ‘Biocompatibles UK’ prize in 2008 by the UK Society for biomaterials for her significant contribution to the field of biomaterials
Her current research is aimed at developing biomimetic scaffolds that serve to bridge the gap between stem cell biology and the clinic. Both injectable and pre-cell seeded scaffolds are being developed with the ability to function as a conduit for dynamic extracellular signalling by chemical, biological and mechanical means that can be customized for maxillofacial, bone, nerve and spinal defects. The other main areas of her research interests are development of composite scaffolds for intervertebral discs, degradable polymers, orthopaedic bone cements, calcium phosphates as bone substitutes, carriers for sustained drug delivery systems and novel dental restorative materials.