Jai Rudra

Dr. Jai Rudra received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University and completed his postdoctoral training in the lab of Dr. Joel Collier at the University of Chicago.  He was recruited by the Sealy Center for Vaccine Development at the University of Texas Medical Branch as an Asst Professor in Fall 2011 where he developed subunit vaccines based on supramolecular peptides for chronic infectious and non-infectious diseases and drug addiction. He joined the department of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St Louis in Fall 2018. His current research interests include harnessing of molecular and structural chirality in biomaterials and understanding the influence of chirality on immune cell behavior for applications in vaccine development and regenerative immunology. His lab is supported thorough active R01 (NIAID) and R21 (NIDA) grants from the NIH and a CAREER award from the NSF.