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Mukesh Dhanka

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Mukesh Dhanka

Assistant Professor, Biological Engineering

  • BSc Biotech: University of Rajasthan, 2015
  • MSc: IIT Bombay, 2019
  • PhD: IIT Bombay, 2019

Email: mukesh.d -AT- iitgn.ac.in



  • Selected Publications

    1. Mukesh Dhanka, Vaishali Pawar, Deepak S. Chauhan, Nishant Kumar Jain, Prabhuraj R.S. , Chaitra Shetty, Mukesh K. Kumawat, Rajendra Prasad, Rohit Srivastava, Synthesis and characterization of an injectable microparticles integrated hydrogel composite biomaterial: In vivo biocompatibility and inflammatory arthritis treatment, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 201 ( 2021) 111597, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfb.2021.111597.

    2. Vaishali Pawar, Mukesh Dhanka, Rohit Srivastava, Cefuroxime conjugated chitosan hydrogel for treatment of woundinfections , Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces , 173 (2019) 776–787, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfb.2018.10.034.

    3. Deepak S. Chauhan, B. Pradeep K. Reddy, Sumit K. Mishra, Rajendra Prasad, Mukesh Dhanka, Mukti Vats, Gayathri Ravichandran, Deeksha Poojari, Omkar Mhatre, Abhijit De, and Rohit Srivastava, Comprehensive Evaluation of Degradable and Cost-Effective Plasmonic Nanoshells for Localized Photothermolysis of Cancer Cells

  • Work Experience

    • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (June 2022 to Present)
    • Post-Doctoral Fellow, DBT-inStem, Bangalore (Mar 2021 - May 2022)
    • Bridging Postdoctoral Fellow, DBT-inStem, Bangalore (Mar 2020 - Mar 2021)
    • Research Associate, IIT Bombay (Jun 2018 - Dec 2018)