Ambika Bajpayee, Ph.D.
Ambika is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at Northeastern University. Her interests include targeted drug delivery to avascular connective tissues, bio-electrostatics, polypeptide and protein-based nanocarriers, transport and biomechanics, and post-traumatic osteoarthritis. She received her PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with Prof. Alan Grodzinsky, where she focused on developing charge-based cartilage penetrating carriers for targeted drug delivery to chondrocytes. Her post-doctoral work with Prof. Robert Langer focused on developing devices for oral drug delivery to the gastrointestinal tract and investigating disease-related changes in mechanics and permeability of mucosal membranes. Previously, she worked as a medical device engineer on the development and FDA approval of orthopedic and dental implants. She also holds a Masters degree from MIT and an undergraduate degree from the University of Delhi, India. Outside of the lab, Ambika likes to paint, play chess, cook and travel to faraway lands!