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.
Shukla, A., Puranam, S., and Hammond, P.T. Vancomycin storage stability in multilayer thin film coatings for on-demand care, Journal of Biomaterials Science, Polymer Edition, 23(15), 1895-1902, 2012.
Shukla, A., Fang, J.C., Puranam, S., and Hammond, P.T. Release of vancomycin from multilayer coated absorbent gelatin sponges, Journal of Controlled Release, 157(1), 64-71, 2012.
Shukla, A., Fang, J.C., Puranam, S., Jensen, F.R., and Hammond, P.T. Hemostatic multilayer coatings, Advanced Materials, 24(4), 492-496, 2012.
Engler, A.C.*, Shukla, A.*, Puranam, S., Buss, H.G, Jreige, N., and Hammond, P.T. Effects of side group functionality and molecular weight on the activity of synthetic antimicrobial polypeptides, Biomacromolecules, 12(5), 1666-1674, 2011. *Co-first authors
Shukla, A.*, Fuller, R.C.*, and Hammond, P.T. Design of multi-drug release coatings targeting infection and inflammation, Journal of Controlled Release, 155(2), 159-166, 2011. *Co-first authors
Shukla, A., Fleming, K.E., Chuang, H.F., Chau, T.M., Loose, C.R., Stephanopoulos, G.N., and Hammond, P.T. Controlling the release of peptide antimicrobial agents from surfaces, Biomaterials, 31(8), 2348-2357, 2010.
Shukla, A., Avadhany, S.N., Fang, J.C., and Hammond, P.T. Tunable vancomycin releasing surfaces for biomedical applications, Small, 6(21), 2392-2404, 2010.
Shukla, A., Dunn, A.R., Moses, M.A., and Van Vliet, K.J. Endothelial cells as mechanical transducers: Enzymatic activity and network formation under cyclic strain, Mechanics and Chemistry of Biosystems, 1(4), 279-290, 2004.
Innovations in biomaterials research have critically improved treatment options for human injury and disease. My research focuses on identifying and developing biomaterials solutions for critical unmet clinical needs in the areas of drug delivery and regenerative medicine. In my lab, we apply concepts from polymer self-assembly, the study of molecular interactions, and cellular mechanobiology to create smart and informed biomaterials to address these biomedical challenges.
2012, Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows (NIH/NIGMS)
2010, Graduate Woman of Excellence, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2008, Chemical Engineering Special Service Award, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2006, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
2006, Judith A. Resnik Award for Excellence in Science & Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
2006, Andrew Carnegie Society Scholar, Carnegie Mellon University
2006, Ken Westerberg Award for Excellence in Chemical Engineering Research, Carnegie Mellon University
2006, McCabe Society Award, Carnegie Mellon University
2005, Barry M. Goldwater Excellence in Education National Scholarship
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Society for Biomaterials
ENGN 1110 - Transport and Biotransport Processes. Spring 2014, Spring 2015.
ENGN 1490 - Biomaterials. Fall 2013.
ENGN 1510 - Nanoengineering and Nanomedicine. Fall 2014.