Annada Rajbhandary, PhD

Principal Investigator

Dr. Rajbhandary graduated from Lake Forest College in 2010 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Chemistry. She then pursued a PhD degree from University of Rochester in Bioorganic chemistry which she obtained in 2016. While in Rochester she investigated the relationship between structure, self-assembly and hydrogelation ability of small peptides and Fmoc-protected Phenylalanine derivatives. Currently she is working on utilizing cationic Fmoc-protected phenylalanine derivative for formation of hydrogel that can be utilized for cell culture applications.


  • Design and development of peptide and amino acid hydrogels 
  • Utilization of hydrogels for biomedical applications in tissue engineering, cell culture and wound healing.
  • Principal Investigator, Research Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology (2017 – present)
  • Regulatory Manager, Shree Om Brothers Pvt. Ltd. 
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