G. Rasul Chaudhry, Professor
Ph.D. University of Manitoba
Research: Gene expression and genetic engineering; Environmental biotechnology
Dr. Chaudhry studies a wide-range of basic and applied biomedical research problems. His research includes:
Embryonic stem cell (ESC) and cord blood stem cell (CBSC) differentiation;
Tissue engineering; Regulation of gene expression; Metabolic pathways of hazardous chemicals; Environmental biotechnology and toxicology.
- Elucidation of cellular development and differentiation, specifically osteogenesis, chondrogenesis, and neurogenesis using embryonic stem cells as a model system.
- Interdisciplinary research regarding human tissue engineering, specifically use of ESCs and CBSCs for generating skeletal and orofacial structures.
- Treatment of retinal diseases by stem cell therapy.
- Regeneration of nucleus pulposus (intervertebral disc) using stem cells.
- Regeneration and replacement of neural tissues damaged by spinal cord injuries.
- Development of toxicological assays, specifically embryotoxicity test for screening chemicals, drugs and nanomaterials.
- Biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics of microbial metabolic pathways involved in degradation of hazardous chemicals.
His research has been funded by various private, state and federal agencies including Beaumont Foundation, William Beaumont Hospital, Providence Hospital, and National Science Foundation.