Sudhir Khetan      Sudhir Khetan
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Bioengineering
109 Butterfield Hall
Union College
Schenectady, NY 12308
Phone: 518-388-6261
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University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D. in Bioengineering, August 2012
Advisor: Jason A. Burdick, Ph.D.

Thesis: "Engineering Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogel Degradation to Control Cellular Interactions and Adult Stem Cell Fate in 3D"

Johns Hopkins University
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, May 2007
B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, May 2007
Minor in Entrepreneurship and Management


  • Current term:
    • BNG-331: Cell-Tissue-Material Interactions
    • BNG-496: Capstone Design II

    Previous terms:

    • ESC-100: Exploring Engineering (F12, F13)
    • BNG-344: Biomechanics of Human Motion (F12)
    • BNG-495: Capstone Design (W13, W14)
    • BNG-202: Biomechanics II w/ Lab (S13)
    • BNG-331: Cell-Tissue-Material Interactions (S13)
    • BNG-101: Graphics and Image Processing (F13)
    • BNG-335: Polymeric Biomaterials (W14)


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    Patterned human mesenchymal stem cell (hMSC) spreading within hyaluronic acid hydrogels.
    Khetan and Burdick, Biomaterials 2010

    My graduate research focused on the engineering of hydrogel structure and degradability to control cellular interactions and stem cell
    fate in 3D. To learn more about my research, please see my C.V. and find copies of my papers linked from the Burdick Lab website,
    both below:

    Here is my curriculum vitae: CV

    The Polymeric Biomaterials Laboratory (a.k.a. Burdick Lab) at Upenn


    Sudhir Khetan    A brief biography of Max Khetan, the pit-boxer dog

    Some helpful links:

    Union College homepage

    Union College Bioengineering homepage

    Last updated July 2013