Professor Anita Shukla

Assistant Professor of Engineering
Center for Biomedical Engineering
School of Engineering,
Brown University
Barus and Holley 749
Email: anita_shukla@brown.edu
Phone: (401)863-5719
Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011
B.S. in Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2006
Directory of Research and Researchers: Anita Shukla
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Anita Shukla is an Assistant Professor of Engineering and a member of the Center for Biomedical Engineering at Brown University. Professor Shukla’s research focuses on designing informed biomaterials for applications in drug delivery and regenerative medicine. Prior to arriving at Brown, Professor Shukla was an NIH Ruth Kirschstein postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Bioengineering at Rice University, where she explored the influence of biomimetic geometries on stem cell differentiation. She received her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2011 as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow. Her graduate research focused on self-assembled biomaterials for drug delivery. Professor Shukla also received a Master’s of Science in Chemical Engineering Practice from MIT. She received her Bachelor’s of Science at Carnegie Mellon University in 2006 with majors in chemical engineering and biomedical engineering.










Graduate Students

Bethany Almeida
Sc.M. Candidate, Biomedical Engineering, Brown University (expected 2015)
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute 2013
Email: bethany_almeida@brown.edu
Office: Arnold Labs #407
Mailbox: Biomedical Center 3rd Floor, GG Hallway
Research Focus:
Biomechanical cues have been shown to influence lineage-specific stem cell differentiation. My research focuses on exploring the influence of cytoskeletal arrangement on stem cell differentiation.




Shashank Shukla
Sc.M. Candidate, Biomedical Engineering, Brown University (expected 2015)
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute 2013
Email: shashank_shukla@brown.edu
Office: Arnold Labs #407
Mailbox: Biomedical Center 3rd Floor, GG Hallway
Research Focus:
My research focuses on identifying and optimizing molecular interactions between various antibiotic and antibiofilm therapeutics in order to develop drug delivery coatings with optimized drug loading.












Undergraduate Students

Samantha Gates
Sc.B. Candidate, Biomedical Engineering, Brown University (expected 2015)
Email: samantha_gates@brown.edu
Research Focus:
My research focuses on the development of multilayer films for the controlled release of antimicrobial therapeutics in response to bacteria-specific stimuli.





Jenna Norton
Sc.B. Candidate, Biomedical Engineering, Brown University (expected 2015)
Email: jenna_norton@brown.edu
Research Focus:
My research focuses on developing biomaterial surfaces that use chemical cues and protein interactions to direct the differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells into adipocytes, osteoblasts, and chondrocytes.

Lab News and Events

July 23, 2014
Professor Shukla awarded a grant from the Office of Naval Research for antimicrobial field dressings
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July 10, 2014
Professor Shukla receives DEANS Award for advances in pathogenesis and medical research
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Other Links

Center for Biomedical Engineering, Brown University
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School of Engineering, Brown University
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Institute for Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation
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