Arun specialises in the design, synthesis and characterization of polymeric biomaterials for medical applications

​Arun is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Rowan group whose research is focused on investigating the effect of persistence length on the bio-nano interaction of polymeric nanoworms. 

He obtained his PhD in 2021 under the supervision of Prof. Kristofer Thurecht. His PhD project was focused on the development of biodegradable polymeric nanoparticles to study the factors impeding the efficacy of nanomedicine in hepatic fibrosis setting such as targeting ligand type, density, macrophage activity and the severity of fibrosis. Arun has research experience in surface modification methods, electrospinning, synthesis of small molecules, RAFT polymerization, biological assays, cell culture works, animal model development, molecular imaging and histology assays.


​Noxopharm - Idronoxil monotherapy and combination treatment with 177Lu-PSMA in prostate cancer PC3-PIP cells

Key Publications

​1. Jaganathan. S.K. Supriyanto. E. Murugesan. S. Balaji A. Asokan. M.K. Biomaterials in cardiovascular research: applications and clinical implications, BioMed Research International, 2014, 459465. 

2. Balaji A. Vellayappan. M.V. John. A.A. Subramanian. A.P. Jaganathan. S.K. Supriyanto. E. and Razak. S. I. A. An insight on electrospun-nanofibers-inspired modern drug delivery system in the treatment of deadly cancers, RSC Advances, 2015, 5(71), 57984-58004. 

3. Jaganathan. SK. Balaji. A. Vellayappan. M.V. Asokan. M.K. John. A.A. Subramanian. A.P. Supriyanto. E. Review: Radiation-induced surface modification of polymers for biomaterial application, Journal of materials science, 2015, 50(5), 2007-2018. 

4. Balaji. A. Jaganathan. S.K. Supriyanto. E. Muhamad. I.I. Khudzari. A.Z.M. Microwave assisted fibrous decoration of mPE surface utilizing aloe vera extract for tissue engineering applications, International Journal of Nanomedicine, 2015, 10, 1–15.

5. Balaji. A. Jaganathan. S.K. Ismail. A.F, Rajasekar. R. Fabrication and hemocompatibility assessment of novel polyurethane based bio-nanofibrous dressing loaded with honey and Carica papaya extracts for the management of burn injuries, International journal of nanomedicine, 2016, 11, 4339—4355.