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Banerjee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

University of Pittsburgh


Ipsita Banerjee earned her BChE from Jadavpur University in Calcutta, India. She then received her MS from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India. She achieved her PhD in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from Rutgers University, from which she won the University and Bevier Fellowship for Excellence in Graduate Research.

She serves as an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Stem Cell Research and Therapy – Omics Publishing Group. Dr. Banerjee has been a proposal panel reviewer for the National Science Foundation in the areas of Biomedical Engineering, IGERT pre-proposal review, Biomechanics and Mechanobiology, and Biotechnology, Biochemical and Biomass Engineering. She is a reviewer for the Journal of Biotechnology, the Journal of Integrative Biology, Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, the Journal of Biological Engineering, and others. Most recently, Dr. Banerjee received the 2009 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award and the 2009 ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award, and in 2012 she was selected to participate in the NAE Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium.

Research Interests

Cell-substrate interaction; nanotoxicity evaluation; inflammation modeling; metamodeling of inflammation; decellularized pancreatic matrix for stem cell therapy.