Postdoctoral Fellows


Tejinder Kaur, PhD


Tejinder did her PhD in Biotechnology and Medical engineering from National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India. Her doctoral dissertation explored the effect of different dimensional (1D, 2D, 3D) structures of carbon based materials on the osteogenic and mechanical properties of the multi-component composite systems. After PhD, she joined Centre for Biomedical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi as a postdoctoral fellow where she developed various wound dressings and delivery systems to improve wound healing. Along with her postdoctoral and doctoral research work, she has had the opportunity to work on a number of projects involving 3D printing, micro-patterning, 3D models, and metallic implants while mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. Tejinder is now a postdoc fellow in the Li Lab, Laboratory of Targeted Drug Delivery and Nanomedicine at UBC. She will be working on Lipid nanoparticle delivery systems for mRNA.


Ramya Kannan, PhD


Ramya completed her masters degree in nanoscience and technology from Anna University, India, where she explored the self-assembly nature of graphene oxide-based composites. She then pursued an interdisciplinary PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, India. Her PhD thesis explored the structural characteristics and biomedical applications of lower-generation dendron-based molecules. In addition to her PhD thesis, she also developed bio-based scaffolds for diabetic wound healing. Post her PhD she worked as a grants advisor at the DBT-Wellcome Trust India Alliance, a biomedical funding agency, and later as a chemical and materials research associate for a global organization. Ramya is now a postdoctoral fellow in the Li Lab, Laboratory of Targeted Drug Delivery and Nanomedicine at UBC. At the Li Lab, she will be designing effective lipid-based nanocarriers for nucleic acid delivery.