Smith/Malhotra Laboratory

Karthikeyan Rajagopal, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Pennsylvania


Tamilnadu, India


Ph.D. (Biological Sciences), Centre for Stem Cell Research (Affiliated to Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology, Trivandrum), Christian Medical College, India
M.Sc. (Biotechnology), PSG College of Arts and Science, India.

Areas of Special Interest

Strategy to boost the therapeutic niche for intervertebral disc regeneration
Cartilage tissue engineering using MSCs
Factors regulating hypertrophic chondrocytes differentiation


Rajagopal, K., Arjunan, P., Marepally, S. and Madhuri, V., 2021. Controlled Differentiation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells into Hyaline Cartilage in miR-140-
Activated Collagen Hydrogel. Cartilage, p.19476035211047627.

Rajagopal, K., Ramesh, S., Walter, N.M., Arora, A., Katti, D.S. and Madhuri, V., 2020. In vivo cartilage regeneration in a multi-layered articular cartilage
architecture mimicking scaffold. Bone & joint research, 9(9), pp.601-612.

Rajagopal, K., Ramesh, S. and Madhuri, V., 2020. Early Addition of Parathyroid Hormone–Related Peptide Regulates the Hypertrophic Differentiation of
Mesenchymal Stem Cells. Cartilage, p.1947603519894727

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