Biography

Dr. Ramesh Bhonde joined Dr. D Y Patil University,(DPU) Pune, as Director (Research) in September 2016. Dental pulp stem cell culture facility and Regenerative Medicine Lab has been established in March 2018 under his guidance at DPU. Earlier he served as Professor & Dean, at the School of Regenerative Medicine, Bangalore for the last 5 years. He superannuated from National Center for Cell Science Pune as Scientist ‘F’ and joined Stempeutics Research Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore as Technical Director and then moved to Stempeutics Research Malaysia branch in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has been working in the field of pancreatic regeneration in diabetes for the past 30 years. He did his Ph.D. at NIV Pune. His areas of interest and expertise include Stem cells, Regenerative Biology, Tissue banking, and engineering with special reference to the cultivation of fastidious cells such as hepatocytes, vascular endothelial cells, and islets of Langerhans. He is well trained in Mesenchymal stem cell technology. Being a zoologist he has handled several projects dealing with Development of fish cell lines of Indian origin and culture of Amoebocytes from Horseshoe crab. He has extensively worked on in vitro generation of islets from pancreatic and non- pancreatic stem cells. He showed that multiple injections of unfractionated bone marrow reverses experimental diabetes in mice His pioneering work on stem cells in breast milk is well appreciated by scientific community. He has guided till now 23 Ph. D students. He has 292 publications on Google Scholar, 206 on Pub Med., 218 on Scopus, and 90 in Web of Science. He has total citations 9085, h index 51 and I 10 indexes 147 Dr. Bhonde authored 10 book chapters and he is a recipient of Dr. TMA Pai Endowment Chair in Islet Engineering & Banking in October 2013 and Dr C.M. Habubullah Annual Oration Award in January 2014. Subsequently, he is awarded Dr TMA Pai Endowment chair second time to work on Stem cell solution to Insulin resistance (2015-16)


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