Prabhas V. Moghe

Distinguished Professor

Biomedical Engineering

Office Hours: By appointment
Website: Prabhas V. Moghe


Post-Doctoral Fellow, Bioengineering, Harvard Medical School, 1993-1995
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering - Bioengineering, University of Minnesota,1993
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Bombay (UDCT), 1988




  • Distinguished Professorship at Rutgers University (2013)
  • International Fellow of Biomaterials Science and Engineering, World Biomaterials Congress (conferred in China, 2012)
  • First School of Engineering Faculty of the Year Award, School of Engineering (2012)
  • Fellow, Institute for Business, Engineering, Science and Technology, Rutgers (2008)
  • Engineering Governing Council, Excellence In Teaching Award (2008)
  • Leadership in Diversity Award, Rutgers University (2006)
  • Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (2004)
  • National Science Foundation IGERT Award (2003)
  • Future Leaders in Biomedical Engineering, Leadership Program, Whitaker Foundation (2003)
  • Teaching Excellence Award from Chemical Engineering Department, Rutgers (2001)
  • Rutgers FASIP Award for Teaching, Research, and Service - Ranked First in the Department (1999)
  • American Heart Association Grant-in-Aid Award (1999)
  • Johnson and Johnson Discovery Award (1998)
  • Rutgers University Teaching Fellow (1998)
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award (1998)
  • Integra Young Faculty Excellence Award (1998)
  • ConvaTec/Bristol Myers Squibb Young Professor Award (1998)
  • Hoechst Celanese Innovative Research Award (1997-98)
  • Merck Exploratory Research Award (1997-99)
  • Charles and Johanna Busch Biomedical Research Award (1996-98)
  • Whitaker Foundation Biomedical Engineering Research Grant and Transitional Award (1996-2000)

Professional Affiliations

Research Interests

The Moghe laboratory works on the development and characterization of cell-interactive biomaterials for accelerated tissue repair and stem cell-based regenerative medicine. Current projects include nanobiomaterials ("nanolipoblockers") for cardiovascular medicine and wound healing/skin tissue engineering; novel imaging modalities for cell-based profiling of polymeric biomaterials; design and analysis of 3-D scaffolds for controlled human embryonic stem cell expansion and differentiation.

Selected Publications

    • Kilian KA, Moghe PV. High throughput strategies for the design, discovery, and analysis of biomaterials.  Acta Biomater. 2016 Apr 1;34:v-vi. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2016.03.019.
    • Francis NL, Bennett NK, Halikere A, Pang ZP, and Moghe PV.  Self-Assembling Peptide Nanofiber Scaffolds for 3-D Reprogramming and Transplantation of Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Neurons.  ACS Biomaterials Sci & Eng 2016, 2 (6), pp 1030–1038
    • Carlson AL, Bennett NK, Francis N, Halikere A, Clarke S, Moore JC, Hart RP, Paradiso K, Wernig M, Kohn J, Pang Z, and Moghe PV.  Generation and Brain–Transplantation of 3-D Microscale Networks of Reprogrammed Human Neurons.  Nature Communications 2016 Mar 17;7:10862.      doi: 10.1038/ncomms10862.
    • Bennett NK, Dhaliwal A, and Moghe PV.  High throughput and high content micoenvironment screens for stem cell regenerative biology.  Invited Review.  Current Pharmacology Reports.  June 2016, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 142–151.
    • Zhang Y., Li Q., Welsh W.J., Moghe P.V. and Uhrich K.E.  Micellar and Structural Stability of Nanoscale Amphiphilic Polymers: Implications for Anti-atherosclerotic Bioactivity.  Biomaterials.  2016 84:230-40.
    • Chan J., Lewis D.R., Petersen L.K., Moghe, P.V., and Uhrich, K.E.  Amphiphilic Macromolecule Nanoassemblies Suppress Smooth Muscle Cell Proliferation and Platelet Adhesion.  Biomaterials. 84:219-29. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2015.12.033.
    • Higgins LM, Zevon M, Ganapathy V, Sheng Y, Tan MC, Riman RE, Roth CM, Moghe PV, Pierce MC.  Line-scanning confocal microscopy for high-resolution imaging of upconverting rare-earth-based contrast agents. J. Biomed. Opt. 2015 20(11):110506.
    • Lewis DR, Petersen LK, York AW, Chae HB, Zablocki KR, Joseph LB, Uhrich KE, Haser PB, Moghe PV. Nanotherapeutics for Inhibition of Atherogenesis and Modulation of Inflammation in Atherosclerotic Plaques.  Cardiovasc. Research  2015 Oct 14, pii: cvv237, PMID 26472131.
    • Zevon M, Kantamneni H, Ganapathy V, Kim P, Riman RE, Roth CM, and Moghe PV.  CXCR-4 targeted short-wave infrared emitting nanoprobes for enhanced deep tissue imaging and micrometastatic lesion detection  Small 2015 doi: 10.1002/smll.201502202.
    • Ganapathy V, Moghe PV, and Roth CM.  Targeting tumor metastases: Drug delivery mechanisms and technologies.  J. Controlled Release 2015 219:215-23.
    • Lewis DR, Petersen LK, York AW, Zablocki KR, Joseph LB, Kholodovych V, Prud'homme RK, Uhrich KE, and Moghe PV.  Sugar-based amphiphilic nanoparticles arrest atherosclerosis in vivo.  Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Mar 3;112(9):2693-8.