Dhakshinamoothy Sundaramurthi, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellows

Research Interests

Dr. Sundaramurthi is currently involved in 3D bioprinting using peptide bioinks. This project involves the optimization of peptide concentration and other printing parameters for 3D bioprinting. While there are many bioinks available for 3D bioprinting, the peptide bioinks are novel and exhibit interesting properties that could be useful for 3D bioprinting. In addition, he is also interested in the development of organotypic culture (eg. skin) using peptide hydrogels for drug screening and tissue engineering applications.​

Selected Publications

  • ​​Dhakshinamoorthy Sundaramurthi, Sakandar Rauf and Charlotte A. E. Hauser, 3D bioprinting technology for regenerative medicine applications, International Journal of Bioprinting, 2:1–18, (2016).
  • Dhakshinamoorthy Sundaramurthi, Ch. L. R. Jaidev, Lakshminarasimhan Ramana, Swaminathan Sethuraman and Uma Maheswari Krishnan, Osteogenic differentiation of stem cells on mesoporous silica nanofibers, RSC Advances, 5:69205-69214, (2015).
  • Dhakshinamoorthy Sundaramurthi, Uma Maheswari Krishnan and Swaminathan Sethuraman, Epidermal differentiation of stem cells on Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV) nanofibers, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 42:2589-2599, (2014).
  • Dhakshinamoorthy Sundaramurthi, Uma Maheswari Krishnan, and Swaminathan Sethuraman, Biocompatibility of Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV) Nanofibers for Skin Tissue Engineering, Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, 9:1383-1392, (2013).
  • Purushothaman Kuppan, Kirthanashri S. Vasanthan, Dhakshinamoorthy Sundaramurthi, Uma Maheswari Krishnan, and Swaminathan Sethuraman, Development of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) fibers for skin tissue engineering: Effects of topography, mechanical and chemical stimuli, Biomacromolecules, 12:3156-3165, (2011).


  • Ph.D., Tissue Engineering, SASTRA University, India, 2015
  • M.Sc., Molecular Biosciences, Bishop Heber College, India, 2010
  • B.Sc., Zoology, Bishop Heber College, India, 2007

Professional Profile

  • ​​Since November 2015, Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


  • ​​Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) from Council of Scientific Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India