UCSF

Topics and Expertise: Nanostructured materials

Desai Lab develops nanodevices to aid artery repair

Research in the laboratory of Tejal Desai, PhD, is creating new kinds of drug delivery devices to reduce the scarring and inflammation that can undermine stents—metal mesh tubes implanted to prop open blocked arteries, including in the heart.

Tejal Desai, PhD

Professor

I am a bioengineer focusing on micro and nanofabrication techniques to create new devices for drug and cell delivery as well as biomaterials for cell and tissue regeneration. I am the immediate past chair (7 years) of the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, a joint department in...