University of California, Riverside

Ghosh Research Group


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The central theme of our lab’s research is to leverage the principles of mechanobiology and nanotechnology to tackle chronic vascular inflammation associated with diabetes and aging, major risk factors for various debilitating and intractable conditions. Of these, our lab specifically focuses on diabetic retinopathy (DR) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), two inflammatory eye diseases that are the leading cause of vision loss in the global diabetic and aging population, respectively. Although current clinical therapies aim to resolve the advanced stages of DR and AMD, there is growing recognition that more effective management of these conditions can be achieved by tackling the disease at the early stage that is marked by vascular inflammation and atrophy. The aim of our research is to precisely address this unmet need. To achieve this goal, we integrate the multidisciplinary principles and techniques related to vascular biology, inflammation, mechanobiology, bioengineering, and nanomaterials. Since vascular inflammation is strongly implicated in DR and AMD pathogenesis, our efforts to identify new anti-inflammatory targets and develop smarter drug delivery approaches has important clinical implications.

Our research is currently being funded by two R01 grants from the NIH/NEI, an AMD grant from the BrightFocus Foundation, the UC Regents Faculty Development Award, and a Collaborative Seed Grant from the UC Office of Research and Economic Development.

Open Positions: A postdoctoral position is available immediately for NEI/NIH and BrightFocus Foundation-funded research on age-related macular degeneration.                        

 Recent News

Nov 2017 - A postdoctoral position is available immediately for NEI/NIH and BrightFocus Foundation-funded research on age-related macular degeneration

Nov 2017 - Our work on AMD is highlighted in the 2017 Annual Report of BrightFocus Foundation

Sep 2017 - Congrats to Harry Scott on joining Kestrel Biosciences as a Scientist!

Sep 2017 - The Ghosh Research Group has received a five-year $1.9M R01 grant from NIH/NEI to study the “Role of Retinal Capillary Stiffness in Diabetic Retinopathy”. This project is in collaboration with Tim Kern at Case Western

Sep 2017 - The Ghosh Research Group is part of a collaborative team that has received a four-year $1.5M R01 grant from NIH/NEI to “Discover Biomarkers for AMD”. Prof. Ghosh serves as Co-Investigator on this project that is led by Prof. Dimitrios Morikis at UCR Bioengineering


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