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Kaushal Rege

Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6106
Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6106
Biography

Kaushal Rege is a professor of chemical engineering and a member of the graduate faculty in the biological design program at Arizona State University. He completed his doctorate in chemical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and went on to postdoctoral research with Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.

Rege has made notable progress with photothermal nanomaterials, using them with polymers and polypeptides to repair body tissues. His research findings have major implications for repair and regeneration of ruptured intestines, colorectal tissue and the repair of skin and eye injuries. He has used nanomaterials – gold nanorods – with optical properties that convert light into heat, which can be used to seal together body tissues to help repair the impacts of surgery. He has also used the photothermal properties of gold nanorods to trigger a process that is being shown to kill cancer cells.

His work has attracted funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine. In recent years, his research findings have been featured in several leading science and engineering news publications, including Scientific American. Her received the New Investigator Award from the American Society of Photobiology in 2014 and the 2010 Young Investigator Award from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DoD) for developing smart materials for sensor technology used in military intelligence and defense systems. 

Education

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

Research Interests

Kaushal's research interests range from molecular and nanoscale bioengineering, non-viral gene delivery, synergistic (combination) Cancer treatments and intracellular trafficking of nanoscale cargo in cancer cells to cancer gene therapy, radiation sensing and treatment, tissue models of cancer diseases, microfluidic devices for drug screening and biological separations.

Research Activity
  • Rege,Kaushal*. Nanoassemblies for Gene Silencing. ABRC(10/23/2014 - 10/22/2016).
  • Rege,Kaushal*. TARGETED THERAPEUTCS FOR TRIPLENEGATIVE BREAST CANCER DISEASE. ABRC(10/23/2014 - 10/22/2017).
  • Stabenfeldt,Sarah E*, Kleim,Jeffrey Allan, Kodibagkar,Vikram D, Rege,Kaushal, Sierks,Michael Richard. Detecting and Treating Traumatic Brain Injury Pathology Progression from the Inside-Out. HHS-NIH-NICHD(9/15/2014 - 8/31/2019).
  • Rege,Kaushal*. COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: Polypeptide-Templated Nanoparticles as Colorimetric Sensors of Ionizing Radiation. NSF-ENG-CBET(9/1/2014 - 8/31/2017).
  • Rege,Kaushal*, Haynes,Karmella. Manipulating Epigenetic Mechanisms to Enhance Non-Viral Transgene Expression. NSF-ENG-CBET(8/1/2014 - 7/31/2017).
  • Rege,Kaushal*. NANOGLUE COMPOSITES FOR COLORECTAL REPAIR AND REGENRATION. MAYO CLINIC SCOTTSDALE(1/1/2013 - 8/31/2015).
  • Rege,Kaushal*. Collaborative Research: Designing Multivalent Ligands for Plasmid DNA Purification. NSF-ENG-CBET(6/15/2011 - 5/31/2016).
  • Rege,Kaushal*. Engineering DNA Delivery Polymers Using Combinatorial and Cheminformatics Methods. HHS-NIH-NIGMS(1/12/2011 - 12/31/2015).
  • Rege,Kaushal*. Topic Per4-Y-5: Engineered Polypeptide-Based Nanomatrices For Unattended Sensing (Thrust 5). DOD-DTRA(9/1/2010 - 12/31/2014).
  • Rege,Kaushal*. Targeted Polymer-Adenovirus Hybrids for Ablation of Bladder Cancer Disease. HHS-NIH-NCI(7/19/2010 - 6/30/2014).
  • Rege,Kaushal*. Ablation of Advanced Prostate Cancer Disease Using Targeted Non Viral Gene Delivery. ABRC(10/1/2009 - 9/30/2013).
  • Rege,Kaushal*, Dey,Sandwip Kumar. Biocompatible Metal (Core)-Ceramic (Shell) Nanoparticles for siRNA Delivery. NSF-ENG(9/1/2008 - 8/31/2014).
  • Rege,Kaushal*. Development of Microfluidics-based platform for screening combinatorial drug treatments. HHS-NIH-NCI(7/1/2008 - 6/30/2012).
  • Dey,Sandwip Kumar*, Rege,Kaushal. Targeted Ceramic Nanovectors for Simutaneous Therapy and Imaging of Cancer. HHS-NIH-NCI(2/12/2008 - 1/31/2011).
  • Rege,Kaushal*. A Novel High-Throughput Platform for the Discovery of Combination Drug Treatments for Cancer Therapy. WWC(1/1/2008 - 12/31/2008).
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CHE 211Intro to Chemical Processing
BME 592Research
CHE 592Research
CHE 593Applied Project
CHE 595Continuing Registration
CHE 599Thesis
BME 599Thesis
BDE 599Thesis
CHE 792Research
BME 792Research
BDE 792Research
CHE 795Continuing Registration
CHE 799Dissertation
BDE 799Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CHE 593Applied Project
CHE 595Continuing Registration
CHE 792Research
CHE 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CHE 494Special Topics
PHY 495Project Research
CHE 592Research
BME 592Research
CHE 593Applied Project
CHE 598Special Topics
BME 599Thesis
CHE 599Thesis
BME 792Research
CHE 792Research
BDE 792Research
CHE 795Continuing Registration
CHE 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 495Project Research
BME 592Research
CHE 592Research
CHE 593Applied Project
CHE 595Continuing Registration
BME 599Thesis
CHE 599Thesis
BME 792Research
CHE 792Research
BDE 792Research
CHE 795Continuing Registration
CHE 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CHE 593Applied Project
CHE 595Continuing Registration
BDE 792Research
CHE 792Research
CHE 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CHE 493Honors Thesis
BME 592Research
CHE 592Research
CHE 593Applied Project
CHE 599Thesis
BME 599Thesis
CHE 792Research
BME 792Research
BDE 792Research
CHE 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CHE 494Special Topics
CHE 592Research
CHE 593Applied Project
CHE 595Continuing Registration
BME 598Special Topics
CHE 598Special Topics
CHE 599Thesis
BDE 792Research
CHE 792Research
CHE 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CHE 593Applied Project
CHE 595Continuing Registration
BDE 792Research
CHE 792Research
CHE 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CHE 592Research
CHE 593Applied Project
CHE 599Thesis
BDE 792Research
CHE 792Research
CHE 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CHE 494Special Topics
CHE 592Research
BME 592Research
BME 593Applied Project
CHE 593Applied Project
BME 598Special Topics
CHE 598Special Topics
CHE 599Thesis
BDE 792Research
CHE 792Research
CHE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
BDE 792Research
CHE 792Research
CHE 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CHE 493Honors Thesis
CHE 494Special Topics
CHE 592Research
CHE 593Applied Project
BME 598Special Topics
CHE 598Special Topics
CHE 599Thesis
BDE 792Research
CHE 792Research
CHE 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CHE 592Research
BME 593Applied Project
CHE 593Applied Project
CHE 599Thesis
CHE 792Research
CHE 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CHE 593Applied Project
CHE 792Research
CHE 795Continuing Registration
CHE 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CHE 494Special Topics
CHE 592Research
CHE 593Applied Project
CHE 598Special Topics
BME 598Special Topics
CHE 599Thesis
CHE 792Research
CHE 799Dissertation