Stepping into the Next Dimensions of Electrospun Nanofibers for Biotechnological Uses
Speaker: Johnson V. John, Terasaki Fellow
Dr. Johnson V. John is a Terasaki Fellow at the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation. Johnson V. John was born in Kerala, India. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Kannur University and master’s degree in Biochemistry from Bharathidasan University, India. Then he finished his Ph.D. in “Stimuli-Responsive Synthetic Polymer Bioconjugate Hybrid Nanocarriers for Controlled Drug Delivery” under the guidance of Prof. Il Kim at Pusan National University, Republic of Korea. Then, he joined Prof. Carlo. D. Montemagno’s Lab as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Alberta, Canada (2016-2018). Then, he joined Jingwei Xie’s lab at the University of Nebraska Medical Center as a Postdoctoral Research Associate (2018-2021). In 2021 he joined as one of the core faculty members of the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovations, Los Angeles, California.
Dr. JJ’s Lab is focusing on the development of new forms of functional biomaterials systems for enhancing rapid tissue repair and regeneration. His team focuses on different micro/nano engineering technologies like electrospinning, electrospraying, electrostatic flocking, and 3D printing to create various functional biomaterials for wound healing, bone regeneration, hemostasis, ischemic stroke, drug delivery, and cartilage repair. In addition, we are synthesizing different stimuli-responsive polymers to tune the therapeutic delivery in a controlled manner.