American Journal of Stem Cell Research

American Journal of Stem Cell Research is an international, peer-reviewed, worldwide, open access journal. It is dedicated to publishing high-quality manuscripts focusing on the biology and applications of stem cell research. The journal explains the special emphasis on basic translational and clinical research into stem cell therapeutics, including animal models and clinical trials.

Murugan Ramalingam

Editor-in-Chief of American Journal of Stem Cell Research

Associate Professor, University of Strasbourg, France

Research Areas

Stem Cell Differentiation, Biomaterials, Nanofibers, Scaffolds, Interface Tissue Engineering


presentAssociate Professor of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering at the Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale U977, Faculte de Chirurgie Dentaire, Universite de Strasbourg (UdS), France
Assistant Professor at the WPI-Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Japan

Publications: Journals

[1]  A. Seidi, H. Kaji, N. Annabi, S. Ostrovidov, R. Murugan and A. Khademhosseini. A microfluidic-based neurotoxin concentration gradient for the generation of in vitro model of Parkinson's disease. Biomicrofluidics 5 (2011) 022214.
[2]  A. Seidi, R. Murugan, I. Hannachi, S. Ostrovidov and A. Khademhosseini. Gradient biomaterials for soft-to-hard interface tissue engineering. Acta Biomat. 7 (2011) 1441-1451.
[3]  R. Murugan and A. Tiwari. Spatially controlled cell growth using patterned biomaterials. Adv. Mater. Lett. 1 (2010) 179-187.
[4]  R. Murugan, Peter Molnar, K. Panduranga Rao and James J. Hickman. Biomaterial surface patterning utilizing self-assembled monolayers to control neuronal cell behavior. Int. J. Biomed. Eng. Tech. 2 (2009) 104-124.
[5]  S. Liao, R. Murugan, C. Chan and S. Ramakrishna. Processing nanoengineered scaffolds through electrospinning and mineralization suitable for biomimetic bone tissue engineering. J. Mech. Biomed. Mater. 1 (2008) 252-260.
[6]  R. Murugan and S. Ramakrishna. Design strategies of tissue engineering scaffolds with controlled fiber orientation. Tissue Engineering 13 (2007) 1845-1866.
[7]  E.M. Christenson, K.S. Anseth, J.J.J.P. Van de Beucken, C.K. Chan,
[8]  B. Ercan, J.A. Jansen, C.T. Laurencin, W.J. Li, R. Murugan, L.S. Nair, S. Ramakrishna, R.S. Tuan, T.J. Webster and A.G. Mikos. Nanobiomaterials applications in orthopaedics. J. Ortho. Res. 25 (2007) 11-22.
[9]  R. Murugan and S. Ramakrishna. In-situ formation of recombinant humanlike collagen-hydroxyapatite nanohybrid through bionic approach. Appl. Phy. Lett. 88 (2006) 193124.1-193124.3.
[10]  F. Yang, R. Murugan, S. Wang and S. Ramakrishna. Electrospinning of nano/micro scale poly(L-lactic acid) aligned fibers and their potential in neural tissue engineering. Biomaterials 26 (2005) 2603-2610.
[11]  R. Murugan, T. S. Sampath Kumar, F. Yang and S. Ramakrishna. Hydroxyl carbonateapatite hybrid bone composites using carbohydrate polymer. J. Comp. Mater. 39 (2005) 1159-1167.
[12]  F. Yang, R. Murugan, S. Ramakrishna, X. Wang, Y-X. Ma and S. Wang. Fabrication of nano-structured porous PLLA scaffold intended for nerve tissue engineering. Biomaterials 25 (2004) 1891-1900.
[13]  R. Murugan and S. Ramakrishna. Modification of demineralized bone matrix by chemical route. J. Mater. Chem. 14 (2004) 2041-2045.
[14]  R. Murugan and S. Ramakrishna. Coupling of therapeutic molecules onto surface modified hydroxyapatite. Biomaterials 25 (2004) 3073-3080.
[15]  R. Murugan and S. Ramakrishna. Bioresorbable composite bone paste using polysaccharide based nano hydroxyapatite. Biomaterials 25 (2004) 3829-3835.

Publications: Books/Book Chapters

[1]  S. Ramakrishna, R. Murugan, T.S. Sampath Kumar and W. Sobojeyo. Biomateials: A Nano Approach. CRC Press (2010).
[2]  R. Murugan, A. Tiwari, H. Kobayashi, S. Ramakrishna. Integrated Biomaterials: Vol.1 Materials in Medicine. VBRI Press (2011).
[3]  R. Murugan, S. Ramakrishna and Serena Best. Biomaterials and Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine, CRC Press (2011).
[4]  R. Murugan, E. Jabbari, S. Ramakrishna and A. Khademhosseini. Micro and Nanotechnologies in Engineering Stem Cells and Tissues, Wiley-IEEE Press (2012)
[5]  R. Murugan, P. Vallittu, U. Ripamonti and L. Wan-Ju. Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine-A Nano Approach, CRC Press (2012)
[6]  R. Murugan et al., Stem Cell Biology and Tissue Engineering in Dental Sciences, Elsevier (2012)
[7]  C. G. Simon, Y. Ying, S.M. Dorsey, R. Murugan and K. Chatterjee. 3D polymer scaffold arrays. in Biological Micrarrays: Methods and Protocols, Ali Khademhosseini et al.(Eds.), Springer (2010) 161-174.
[8]  R. Murugan and A. Khademhosseini. Micropatterned biomaterials for cell and tissue engineering. in Biomedical Engineering Handbook, Bronzino et al.(Eds), CRC Press (2010).
[9]  R. Murugan, Peter Molnar, and James J. Hickman. Nano surface patterning techniques for cell studies. In Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2nd Edition), H. S. Nalwa (Ed.) American Scientific Publishers, California, USA (2010).
[10]  R. Murugan, S. Liao, S. Ramakrishna, Zheng-Ming Huang, Peter Molnar, Masaya Kotaki, K. P. Rao, and James J. Hickman. Skeletal regenerative nanobiomaterials. In Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine, J. D. Santos, N. S. Hussain (Eds.) Trans Tech Publishers, Switzerland (2009) 1-34.
[11]  R. Murugan and S. Ramakrishna. Nanophase biomaterials for tissue engineering. In Nanotechnologies for Tissue, Cell and Organ Engineering, S. S. R. Challakumar (Ed.) Wiley-VCH Verlag., Weinheim, Vol. 9 (2007) 216-256.