42748-Sen, Chandan

Chandan K. Sen, PhD

Associate Vice President of Military & Applied Research

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Indianapolis, IN 46202


Dr. Chandan K. Sen is a J. Stanley Battersby Chair and Professor of Surgery, Director of the Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering (ICRME), and Executive Director of the Comprehensive Wound Care Center at IU Methodist Hospital. At IU, he serves as Associate Vice President of Research. At the IU School of Medicine, he serves as Associate Dean of Research. At Indiana University Health, Dr. Sen is the Executive Director of the Comprehensive Wound Center.  Dr. Sen is recognized as a Lilly INCITE scholar.

After completing his Masters of Science in Human Physiology from the University of Calcutta, Dr. Sen received his PhD in Physiology from the University of Eastern Finland. Dr. Sen trained as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California at Berkeley's Molecular and Cell Biology department. His first faculty appointment was in the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

In 2000, Dr. Sen moved to The Ohio State University where he was tenured John H & Mildred C Lumley Professor of Surgery, Executive Director of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Wound Center and Director of the Ohio State University's Center for Regenerative Medicine & Cell Based Therapies. Dr. Sen's primary areas of research interest include tissue injury, repair, regeneration and infection. His group has pioneered the Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT) technology in regenerative medicine and received the 2018 Edison Award for Innovation. Dr. Sen's work has also led to electroceutical management of tissue infection.

In 2016, this technology received the Frost & Sullivan award for new product innovation. Dr. Sen has published over 300 peer reviewed publications and a dozen books which are currently cited over 33000 times in the literature. He has a current H-index of 95. 

Key Publications

Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Vice President of Military & Applied Research
  • Associate Dean for Entrepreneurial Research
  • Distinguished Professor
  • J. Stanley Battersby Professor of Surgery
  • Adjunct Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology
  • Adjunct Professor, Community and Health Systems, School of Nursing
  • Director, Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering
  • Vice Chair of Research, Department of Surgery
  • Executive Director, IU Health Comprehensive Wound Center
  • Associate Director, Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
  • Lilly Endowment INCITE Scholar
  • Education
    1994 PhD University of Eastern Finland
    1990 MS University of Calcutta
    1987 BS University of Calcutta
  • Research
    -Tissue injury and infection, tissue repair and regeneration
    -Nanotransfection technology
  • Awards
    Org: National Academy of Inventors
    Desc: Fellow
    Scope: International
    Date: 1905-07-15
    Org: Indiana University
    Desc: Bicentennial Medal
    Scope: University
    Date: 1905-07-14
    Org: Indiana University
    Desc: Distinguished Professor
    Scope: University
    Date: 1905-07-14

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