Ashutosh Agarwal, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Pathology and a core faculty member of the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Biomedical Nanotechnology Institute at the University of Miami (BioNIUM). He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida in 2009 and postdoctoral research experience at Columbia University and Harvard University. Dr. Agarwal joined the University of Miami as a faculty member in 2014 where he heads the Physiomimetic Microsystems Laboratory. He also serves as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience.
Dr. Agarwal's research focus is to develop organ on chip platforms which mimic human organ level complexity within a fluidic microsystem capable of measuring functional readouts. These platforms can be applied towards testing drugs, discovering therapies, modeling disease states, and evaluating stem cells. His current research projects include building a Heart on a Chip (funded by UM/FIU Collaborative Research Exchange Forum), Lung Cancer on a Chip (funded by BioNIUM research award), and Pancreatic Islet on a Chip (funded by NIH).