Team Profiles

Durgadas Cherukaraveedu

Durgadas Cherukaraveedu

MedTrain Fellow

Durgadas completed his PhD from SCTIMST, India and was a Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral exchange fellow at the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Texas at Austin, USA (2012-2013). He obtained Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual fellowship in 2015 and worked at the School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, UK. As a MedTrain fellow, Durgadas is working under the supervision of Professor Abhay Pandit to develop peptoid based supramolecular gels for drug delivery applications.

Joan Martí Muñoz

Joan Martí Muñoz

MedTrain Fellow

Joan received his PhD in Material Science and Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia. His research was focused on investigating and developing Ca2+-releasing synthetic scaffolds to induce vascularization in hard-to-heal wounds. As a MedTrain fellow, Joan is working under the supervision of Prof. Abhay Pandit on developing TD139 delivery conjugates for the treatment of fibrotic pathologies.

Sudhin Thampi

Sudhin Thampi

MedTrain Fellow

Sudhin received his PhD in Biomedical Devices and Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in 2016. His doctoral research included creating advanced biomaterials for improved bio-interaction using graphene-based polymer composites. Currently he is working with Prof. Lawrence Egan and Prof. Abhay Pandit on designing Drug releasing Seton for Perianal Fistula in Crohn’s patients.

Merari Chevalier

Merari Chevalier

MedTrain Fellow

Merari completed a Degree in Chemistry and a PhD in Material Science at the National University of Mar del Plata, Argentina. As part of her PhD studies she was a Visiting Fellow at the Polymer Science and Technology Institute - CSIC, Madrid. Her general area of research includes biomaterials for drug delivery, nanomedicine and polymer science. In CÚRAM, Merari is working under the supervision of Prof. Abhay Pandit in the development of ECM-like biomaterials for a wide range of therapeutic approaches.