Elaine I. Savage Associate Professor of Engineering


Anita Shukla is the Elaine I. Savage Associate Professor of Engineering and a member of the Center for Biomedical Engineering at Brown University. Professor Shukla's research focuses on designing responsive and targeted biomaterials for applications in drug delivery and regenerative medicine.  She is particularly passionate about using these materials for treating infections. Professor Shukla is the recipient of several national and university honors and awards for both her research and teaching, including a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, an Office of Naval Research Director of Research Early Career Grant, and a Brown University Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Prior to joining Brown in 2013, Professor Shukla was an NIH Ruth Kirschstein postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Bioengineering at Rice University. She received her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2011 as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow. 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. 

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