Atulya Prasad, Ph. D.
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• A bioengineer developing products for the wound care market, with one approved Investigational New Drug application, and $1.5 million in funding to develop new laser technology to remove burn scars.
• A scientist with strong technical know-how as evidenced by 5 peer-reviewed publications, 2 invited scientific talks, and $250k in funding to develop peptides for dermal repair.
• An experienced professional with leadership roles on cross-functional teams, with a record of meeting milestones. EXPERIENCE
Research Scientist Jan. 2015 - Present
NeoMatrix Therapeutics, Inc., Stony Brook, NY
• IND application: Played a pivotal role as part of the preclinical team, resulting in the approval of an IND for a peptide drug to prevent burn-injury progression.
• Project management: Prepared quarterly and annual research reports and ensured compliance with the deliverables across multiple product pipelines. Directly supervised and trained Research Associate and interns
• Strategic planning: Worked closely with the President and CSO to develop new technology pipelines, and potential expansion of indication for therapeutic peptides. Doctoral Candidate Sept. 2011 – Aug. 2016
Biomedical Engineering, Stony Brook University, NY
• Developed a novel solution to heal chronic skin wounds, working with polymer chemists and cell biologists, resulting in 5 publications and $250,000 in research funding.
• Opened a new therapeutic indication for a novel peptide to treat skin wounds and moved the project from conception to proof-of-concept studies in a pig model.
• Worked in a cross-functional team comprising burn surgeons, medical students, and undergraduates to use infra- red cameras to predict burn depth, leading to an invited talk and publication. EDUCATION
Ph. D., Biomedical Engineering, Stony Brook University, NY 2011 - 2016 M. S., Biomedical Engineering, Stony Brook University, NY 2009 - 2011 B. Tech., Biotechnology, Vellore Institute of Technology, India 2005 - 2009 ADVOCACY AND OUTREACH
Student Representative, Stony Brook Graduate Council 2012 – 2015 Negotiated with 11 faculty members to design and implement measures of housing-security for graduate students. Drafted a mission statement for and led discussions in a newly established University Housing Committee Volunteer, Long Island Cares, Inc. Jan. 2017 - Present Sort incoming food donations, volunteer at food drives, and distribution of food packets. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS
1) A Prasad, F Lin, AJ Singer, LK Macri, RAF Clark. Early tangential excision of mid-dermal porcine burns does not improve wound closure or scar depth. In preparation.
2) A Prasad, F Lin, RAF Clark. Fibronectin-derived Epiviosamines enhance PDGF-BB-stimulated human dermal fibroblast migration in vitro and granulation tissue formation in vivo. In preparation. 3) A Prasad and RAF Clark. Fibronectin interaction with growth factors in the context of general ways extracellular matrix molecules regulate growth factor signaling. G Ital Dermatol Venereol. Submitted. 4) A Prasad, H C Thode Jr., S Sandoval, A J Singer. The association of patient and burn characteristics with itching and pain severity. Submitted.
5) A Prasad, KM Sawicka, K Pablo, LK Macri, J Felsenstein, J Wynne, RAF Clark. ArF excimer laser debrides burns without destruction of viable tissue: A pilot study. Burns. 2017. In press. 6) A Prasad, N Osman, H C Thode Jr., A J Singer. Comparison of pain severity and management in burn and non-burn trauma patients. J Burn Care & Res. 2017. In press.
7) Q Zeng, A Prasad, SA McClain, RAF Clark. Skin Stem Cells and Wound Healing. Advances in Wound Care Volume 2. 2011: 3-8, Mary Ann Liebert Inc.
8) Q Zeng, LK Macri, A Prasad, RAF Clark, DI Zeugolis, C Hanley, Y Garcia, A Pandit. Skin Tissue Engineering. Comprehensive Biomaterials. 2011: 467-499, Elsevier B.V. 9) JA Miccio, S Parikh, X Mariano, A Prasad, C Qian, SA McClain, AJ Singer, RAF Clark. Forward-looking infrared imaging predicts ultimate burn depth in a porcine vertical injury progression model. Burns. 2016. 42(2):397-404. 10) LK Macri, AJ Singer, SA McClain, L Crawford, A Prasad, Joachim Kohn, RAF Clark. Immediate tangential excision accelerates wound closure but does not reduce scarring of mid-dermal porcine burns. Ann Burns Fire Disasters. 2016. 29(1): 54– 61.
1) A Prasad & RAF Clark, Fibronectin-peptides for dermal repair. Podium Presentation. Biomedical Engineering Research Day, Stony Brook, 2015.
2) A Prasad & RAF Clark. Novel fibronectin-peptide derivatized biomimetic surfaces for optimal adult human dermal fibroblast attachment and migration. Poster presentation, Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine Annual “All- Hands” Meeting, February 2012.
3) A Prasad, R Sostek, F Lin, L Crawford, AJ Singer, RAF Clark. Infra-red contrast imaging for predicting burn outcome in porcine vertical burn injury progression model. Podium Presentation, 44th Annual Meeting, American Burn Association, Seattle, April 2012.
GRANTS & PROPOSALS
1) Lead author of a successful NIH R21 grant, “Novel Fibronectin-derived Peptides to Support Optimal Fibroblast Adhesion, Migration and Proliferation”, for $250,518 in direct costs over two years. Conceived ideas, designed and implemented in vitro experiments, prepared and managed the budget, and prepared annual reports to the NIH. Principal Investigator: Richard Clark, M.D., Stony Brook University. 2) Lead author of a successful user-access proposal, “Fibronectin Central Cell-Binding Domain-derived Peptides for Fibroblast Adhesion”, submitted to Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National Lab (BNL), 2011-2012. Designed and implemented experiments using instruments available at BNL.