Primary Investigator

LOHITASH KARUMBAIAHDr. Lohitash Karumbaiah

Dr. Karumbaiah directs the Translational Glycomaterials Laboratory, where his research is focused on the development of novel functional glycomaterials for nerve repair and neural interfacing applications. Dr. Karumbaiah is also a member of the regenerative bioscience center (RBC), which was created to promote cross-discipline and multi-institutional biomedical research within the Georgia Research Alliance with the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State, the Medical College of Georgia, and Emory University. Prior to joining The University of Georgia, Dr. Karumbaiah was a senior research scientist in the Neurological Biomaterials and Cancer Therapeutics Laboratory, Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. Here he studied the nerve repulsive properties of scar associated sugars in nervous system injuries, and mechanisms of recording failure of chronically implanted intracortical recording electrodes. Dr. Karumbaiah has previously worked in product development and new product launch for Monsanto company, and has also served as a study director for a medical device company.

Lab Members

Chris Lenear
Research Technician
Min Kyoung Sun
Ph.D – Neuroscience
Meghan Logun
Ph.D – Neuroscience

Lab Alumni

Bhagya Gunasekera
Ph.D Analytical Chemistry, Former Postdoctoral Fellow
Hannah Mason
BS Biochemistry; BA Spanish, CURO Undergraduate Researcher
LaDonya Jackson
Ph.D – Neuroscience; Transferred to Susan Fagan’s Lab at Augusta University
Nica Bisel
BS – Biochemistry; Minor in Spanish; Certificate in Global Health