Parijat Bhatnagar, Ph.D.
Research Interest: Minimally Invasive Surgical Devices; Microfluidics; Biochips; Nanomedicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology
One Baylor Plaza
MS: BCM 610
Houston, Texas 77030
Dr. Parijat Bhatnagar is an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine. With an interdisciplinary background in materials science, biomedical engineering, and translational medicine, his current focus is to develop a translational program in minimally invasive systems; microfluidics based systems & therapeutics for clinical applications; and biologically-inspired intelligent cargo transporters that have the potential to actively extravasate and target tumor for image-guided spatiotemporally-controlled drug-delivery.
During his Ph.D. at Cornell University, he developed a core expertise in microfabrication processes that are widely utilized by the computer chip industry for miniaturization of circuits and integrated these processes with photosensitive polymers and self-assembling materials to develop systems-level applications in lab-on-chip, protein and DNA microarray. This was highly complementary to his early education and experience in alloy steel processing. After his Ph.D., he joined Intel Corp. where he gained industry experience in factory operations, statistical controls, new product development and technology scale-up in pilot plants. In the inter-institutional project with affiliated institutions of MD Anderson and The Methodist Hospital, he led a highly interdisciplinary research involving nanotechnology, pre-clinical imaging agents, and genetic modification of primary human cells.
This broad spectrum of experience has laid the groundwork for him to develop high-level engineering systems for translational medicine without compromising attention to detail. His capability to integrate micro-meso-macro level of manufacturing technologies and rapid prototyping additive manufacturing techniques with nanotechnology and cellular engineering allow him to develop highly interdisciplinary research projects with strong collaborations and centered on patient-care. He has 5 patents and 11 relevant publications.