Symbiosis Centre for Stem Cell Research (SCSCR) was established as a new initiative of Symbiosis International (Deemed University) on 29th July 2016. SCSCR is located at the hill base campus within Symbiosis School of Biological Sciences (SSBS), under the Faculty of Health Sciences (FoHS). The centre is a unique research centre in Pune that will perform research exclusively on stem cells.
Welcome to Symbiosis Centre for Stem Cell Research (SCSCR) at Symbiosis International (Deemed University). SCSCR is strategically located in Symbiosis School of Biological Sciences (SSBS), providing an ideal ecosystem for the interaction of SCSCR faculty with the faculty members of SSBS. Most importantly, the location of SCSCR at the hill base campus, opposite the multi-specialty Symbiosis University Hospital & Research Centre (SUHRC), helps in bridging the gap between laboratory research and clinical practices.
The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has recommended the project proposal entitled “Investigating the osteogenic potential of extracellular vesicles loaded injectable hydrogels” for funding of Rs. 36.50 lakhs for three years. This project will develop injectable hydrogels to investigate the osteogenic potential of stem cell-derived extracellular vesicles (EVs) for bone tissue repair (PI: Dr. Ganesh Ingavle, Co-PI’s: Dr. Vaijayanti Kale and Dr. Prasad Pethe).
The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has also recommended another proposal entitled “Investigating the role of histone deubiquitinases in human pluripotent stem cell differentiation” for funding of Rs. 34.17 lakhs. Results of this study will help us understand the role of histone deubiquitinases during lineage specification in human ES cells (PI: Dr. Prasad Pethe and Co-PI: Dr. Vaijayanti Kale).
Neuronal regeneration using extra cellular vesicles isolated from murine bone marrow derived mesenchymal stromal cells: An in vitro study using cell model. Funded by Symbiosis International University (2020-2022, 10 lakhs). PI – Dr. Anuradha Vaidya.
Dr. Vaijayanti P. Kale took over as Head, SCSCR, in February 2018, after she retired as Scientist G from the National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), Pune, after 30 years... Read More
Honorary Scientist and Scientist G (retired), National Centre for Cell Sciences (NCCS), Pune
Scientist G, National Centre for Cell Sciences (NCCS), Pune
Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Jupiter Hospital & MediPoint Hospital
Gupte Hospital, Pune
Professor Obstetrics and Gynaecology Dept, Symbiosis Medical College for Women, Pune
Professor & Head Orthopedic Dept, Symbiosis Medical College for Women, Pune
Skin Research Institute of Singapore, Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR) Biopolis, Singapore 138648
Clinical Haematologist, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune
Department of Science & technology – Science and Engineering Research Board (DST SERB)
Department of Biotechnology
Symbiosis International University
|51.||Das M, Kale V. Involvement of Extracellular vesicles in aging process and their beneficial effects in alleviating aging-associated symptoms. Accepted in Cell Biology International, 2021.|
|33.||Das, M., Kale, V. Extracellular vesicles: Mediators of embryo-maternal crosstalk during pregnancy and a new weapon to fight against infertility. (2020) Eur J Cell Biol 99 (8), art. no. 151125, . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejcb.2020.151125|
|19.||Kale, V.P. Application of "primed" Mesenchymal Stromal Cells in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: Current Status and Future Prospects. (2019) Stem Cell Dev 28 (22), pp. 1473-1479. https://doi.org/10.1089/scd.2019.0149|
|4.||Vaidya, A., Kale, V., Poonawala, M., Ghode, S. Mesenchymal stromal cells enhance the hematopoietic stem cell-supportive activity of resveratrol. (2018) Regen Med 13 (4), pp. 409-425. https://doi.org/10.2217/rme-2017-0143|