Rohan Bhattacharya

PhD Student in Biomedical Engineering, Fall 2019 - Fall 2023 (now a postdoc fellow at Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School)

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  • B.S. & M.S. (Dual Degree) in Biotechnology (Amity University, Noida, India, 2018)

Research Interests

Biomimetics, Organ Engineering, Disease Modeling, Biomaterials

Fun fact(s) about me

I'm a massive Biryani enthusiast (a spicy Indian rice dish). I've tried Biryani from almost every restaurant in New Delhi! I can also prepare flavoursome Biryani along with delicious masala curries.


Travelling, Cooking, Painting



  1. Kalejaiye, T.D.; Bhattacharya, R.; Burt, M.; Travieso, T.; Okafor, A.E.; Mou, X.; Blasi, M.; Musah, S. “SARS-CoV-2 Employ BSG/CD147 and ACE2 Receptors to Directly Infect Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Kidney Podocytes” Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology 2022,10:855340   
  2. Mou, X.; Shah, J.; Bhattacharya, R.; Kalejaiye, T.D.; Sun, B.; Hsu, P.; Musah, S. “A Biomimetic Electrospun Silk Membrane Supports the Differentiation and Maturation of Kidney Epithelium from Human Stem Cells”Bioengineering 2022
  3. Roye, Y†.; Bhattacharya, R†.; Mou, X.; Zhao, Y.; Burt, M.; Musah, S*. “Personalized Glomerulus-on-Chip Engineered from Human iPSC-derived Podocyte and Endothelium” Micromachines 2021, 12(8):967(† equal contribution)
  4. Bhattacharya, R.; Bonner, M; Musah, S. “Harnessing developmental plasticity to pattern kidney organoids.” Cell Stem Cell 2021, 28(4), 587-589
  5. Okafor, A. E†., Bhattacharya, R†., Musah, S. “Models of kidney glomerulus derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells”. Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells – Novel Concepts, iPSCs in Tissue Engineering 2021, Editor(s): Alexander Birbrair, Academic Press, 329-370, ISBN 9780128238097. († equalcontribution)
  6. Burt, M.; Kalejaiye, T.D.; Bhattacharya, R.; Dimitrakakis, N.; Musah, S. “Adriamycin-induced Podocyte Injury Disrupts the YAP-TEAD1 Axis and Downregulates Cyr61 and CTGF Expression” ACS Chemical Biology2021        
  7. Kalejaiye, T.D.†., Holmes, J. A†., Bhattacharya, R., Musah, S. “Reconstitution of glomerular capillary wall” Regenerative Nephrology 2021 Editor(s): Michael S. Goligorsky, Academic Press, 331-351, ISBN 9780128233184. (†equalcontribution)
  8. Burt, M.; Bhattacharya, R.; Okafor, A. E.; Musah, S. “Guided Differentiation of Mature Kidney Podocytes from Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells under Chemically Defined Conditions.” Journal of Visualized Experiments 2020, 161, e61299