Sangamesh G. Kumbar

Sangamesh KumbarSangamesh G. Kumbar
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, UConn Health Center
Ph.D., Karnatak University (2003), India

University of Connecticut Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue, Unit MC 3711
Farmington, CT 06030
Phone: (860) 679-3955



Research Interests

  • Polymeric Biomaterials
  • Nano-biomaterials
  • Drug delivery
  • Biodegradable scaffolds
  • Tissue Engineering

 Awards & Honors

1999-2002 Senior Research Fellowship from GSFC Science Foundation, Gujarat, India
1999 M.Sc. Topper Obtained Prof. E S. Jayadevappa Memorial Gold Medal, KUD, India
1987-1992 National Merit Scholarship, Government of India, India

Recent Publications

Aravamudhan, A., Ramos, D.M., Jenkins, N. R., Dyment, N.A., Sanders, M.M., Rowe, D., and Kumbar, S.G.* Collagen nanofibril self-assembly on a natural polymeric material for the osteoinduction of stem cells in vitro and biocompatibility in vivo, RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 80851-80866.

Lee, P., Manoukian, O.S., Zhou, G., Wang, Y., Chang, W., Yu, X and Kumbar, S.G.* Osteochondral Scaffold Combined with Aligned Nanofibrous Scaffolds for Cartilage Regeneration. RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 72246-72255.

Lee, P., Tran, K., Zhou, G., Bedi, A., Shelke, N.B., Yu, X* and Kumbar, S.G.* Guided Differentiation of Bone Marrow Stromal Cells on Co-Cultured Cartilage and Bone Scaffolds. Soft Matter, 2015, 11, 7648-7655.

Lee, P., Tran, K., Chang, W., Fang, S., Shelke, N.B., Yu, X*, and Kumbar, S.G.* Bioactive Polymeric Scaffolds for Osteochondral Tissue Engineering: In vitro Evaluation of the Effect of Culture Media on Bone Marrow Stromal Cells. Polym. Adv. Tech., 2015, 26, 1476–1485.

Shelke, N.B., Lee, P., Anderson, M., Mistry, N., Nagarale, R.K, Ma, X.M., Yu, X. and Kumbar, S.G.* Nanofiber-Hydrogel Based Composite Scaffolds for Nerve Regeneration.   Polym. Adv. Tech., 2015, 27, 42–51.

Guadalupe E., Ramos D.M., Shelke N.B., James R., Gibney C., and Kumbar, S.G.* Bioactive Polymeric Nanofiber Dressings for Wound Healing. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2015, 132, 41879.

Jaiswal D., James, R., Shelke N.B., Harmon M.D., Brown J. L., Hussain F., and  Kumbar, S.G.* Gelatin Nanofiber Matrices Derived from Schiff Base Derivative for Tissue Engineering Applications. J. Biomed. Nanotechnol., 2015, 11 (11) 2067-2080.

James, R., Nagarale, R.K., Sachan, V., Badalucco, C., Bhattacharya P., and Kumbar, S.G.* Synthesis and Characterization of Electrically Conducting Polymers for Regenerative Engineering Applications: Sulfonated Ionic Membranes.   Polym. Adv. Tech., 2014, 25, 1439–1445.

Lee, P., Tran, K., Chang, W., Shelke, N.B., Kumbar, S.G.* and Yu, X*. Influence of Chondroitin Sulfate and Hyaluronic Acid Presence in Nanofibers and Its Alignment on the Bone Marrow Stromal Cells: Cartilage Regeneration. J. Biomed. Nanotechnology, 2014, 10 (8), 1469-1479.

Nada, A.A., James, R., Shelke, N.B., Harmon, M.D., Awad, H. M., Nagarale, R. K., Kumbar, S.G.* A Smart Methodology to Fabricate Electrospun Chitosan Nanofiber Matrices for Regenerative Engineering Applications. Polym. Adv. Tech., 2014, 25 (5), 507-515.