The Stem Cell Lab was set up to help in patient care. The department is staffed by two full time faculties. Dr.S Krishnakumar is In-charge and Dr.Nivedita Chatterjee, as Lecturer. The facility is also assisting in the Ph.D of two students. The laboratory is involved in a number of research activities.
Dr.Krishnakumar works on a variety of topics from cancer stem cells and their applicability to eye cancers to culturing corneal cells for transplantation which has been taken to the level of clinical trials. The team is also looking at better scaffolds for growing Stem Cells. Processed amniotic membranes are supplied to surgeons in the hospital for corneal transplantation. Dr. N. Chatterjee is looking at glial cells as source of retinal neurons. She works on retinal inflammation and how they affect progenitor status.
Dr. S Krishnakumar- Faculty
Dr.Nivedita Chatterjee- Faculty
Vidya Gopakumar - Student
Vinod – Lab attender