Ipsita Banerjee, PhD

Dr. Ipsita Banerjee is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Banerjee received her PhD in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from Rutgers University, from which she won the University and Bevier Fellowship for Excellence in Graduate Research. She did her postdoctoral training in Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital before joining the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Banerjee’s research interests and collaborations include:

  • pluripotent stem cells
  • systems modeling of signaling pathways
  • biomanufacturing of pluripotent stem cells
  • pancreatic islet organoid engineering
  • organ engineering
  • nanotoxicity evaluation

Dr. Banerjee serves as an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Stem Cell Research and Therapy – Omics Publishing Group.  Dr. Banerjee has been a proposal panel reviewer for the National Science Foundation in the areas of Biomedical Engineering, Biomechanics and Mechanobiology, and Biotechnology, Biochemical and Biomass Engineering.

She is a reviewer for Stem Cells, Biomaterials, Scientific Reports, Bioinformatics, Acta Biomaterialia, Tissue Engineering, PLOS One, and others.

Dr. Banerjee received the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award, and was selected to participate in the NAE Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium.

View a list of Dr. Banerjee’s publications here.