Subhadip Ghatak, PhD

Dr. Subhadip Ghatak has a doctoral degree is in biochemistry, specifically on the mechanisms of liver injury and repair in xenobiotic-induced toxicity, from West Bengal University of Health Sciences, India.

Before joining the McGowan Institute and the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Ghatak was an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering (ICRME). Dr. Ghatak completed his post-doctoral research at The Ohio State University on the mechanism of tissue plasticity and the role of microRNA (miRNA) as it relates to regenerative healing in adults. He was actively involved in the development of a novel non-invasive non-viral tissue nanotransfection platform that can reprogram skin fibroblasts to functional neural and endothelial-like cells.

Dr. Ghatak’s laboratory focuses on exosome-mediated intercellular crosstalk in tissue regeneration and repair and the role of miRNA in wound healing. Efficient wound healing and the resolution of inflammation relies on successful crosstalk via exosomes between the resident keratinocytes and blood-borne wound-site macrophages. His laboratory is further investigating the intercellular crosstalk between different cell types in cutaneous wound healing. Dr. Ghatak developed specialized genetic tools for the cell-specific labeling of exosomes in order to study the significance of intercellular crosstalk in tissue regeneration and repair.

Dr. Ghatak has served as principal investigator for an NIH-funded R56 grant and has contributed to 30 peer-reviewed publications. He currently serves as an editorial board member for Frontiers in Medicine and Antioxidants & Redox Signaling and is a junior editor for Extracellular Vesicles and Circulating Nucleic Acids.

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