Hirak is a talented individual who has shown strong commitment to research, having proactively chosen translational research in Nanomedicine as his PhD subject, following a first-class degree in Biochemistry. As a postdoctoral fellow he spent two formative years in Professor Anthony Turner’s laboratory at LiU, Sweden where he obtained broad exposure to cutting-edge research and the opportunity to acquire a wide range of translational bio-sensing approaches. This laid the foundation for his next career development training in regenerative medicine with Prof. May Griffith (currently at UMontreal, Canada) who is the originator of the biosynthetic artificial cornea. These two training periods, along with his PhD training, positioned him for his successful EU Fellowship on translational ‘Theranostics’, a combined approach for diagnosis and therapy within a single unit. He is designing of a new class of biomimetic zipper nano-architecture drug delivery systems for translational therapeutic applications.
His current approach on translational theranostics, is never been tried and is completely new to the field to overcome critical heterogeneous biomedical problems such as drug resistance, tissue/organ regeneration and could have significant research impact and quality of life in UK and beyond. Wolfson College will also explore his unique research experiences and leadership skills for which he has been granted as Tier 1 exceptional Talent Migrant status by UK Home Office duly endorsed by Royal Academy of Engineering.