12 Years Experience of Research
Dr. Gagandeep Kaur is a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Howard University. Dr. Kaur earned her Ph.D. in Bioorganic Chemistry at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India. During her doctoral studies, Dr. Kaur’s research focused primarily on the assembly and implementation of peptides and peptide-based biomaterials in the study of Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. After receiving her doctorate degree, Dr. Kaur conducted postdoctoral research at Texas A&M, where she studied the therapeutic value of mesenchymal stem cells in the treatment of autoimmune disorders such as type 1 diabetes, lupus, autoimmune uveitis and Sjogren's syndrome. Dr. Kaur has strong expertise in engineering biomaterial-based platforms for drug delivery and biomedical applications. Her ongoing research work is focused on the development and implementation of precision biomaterials and immunotherapies to treat or prevent autoimmune diseases and cancerous conditions.
Welcome to the Kaur Lab in the Department of Chemistry at Howard University
Our research is exploring the answers to fundamental questions about how biomaterials, nanotechnology, and other advanced technologies interact with the stem cells and immune system, along with projects aimed at better treatments for autoimmune diseases and cancerous conditions.
We bring together basic science, engineering and immunology to help fight disease and train the next generation of scientists.
We are currently working on these projects:
1. Investigating the impact of Biomaterials on Stem Cells
2. Designing new biomaterials to better control the specific features of immune response
3. Circulating Extracellular vesicles in autoimmune diseases for early diagnosis
4. Extracellular vesicles as an immunomodulator (for treatment/cure) in autoimmune diseases