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Accredited (3rd Cycle) by NAAC with a CGPA of
3.64 on four point scale at ‘A++’ Grade
Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune
(Deemed To Be University)
Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College & Hospital
Sant Tukaram Nagar, Pimpri, Pune-411018

Research Director's Message

Dr. Ramesh Bhonde - Research Director, DPU

Dr. Ramesh Bhonde has recently joined Dr D Y Patil University, Pune, as Director (Research) in September 2016 Prior to that he served as Professor & Dean, at the School of Regenerative Medicine, Bangalore for the last 5 years. He superannuated from National Center for Cell Science Pune as Scientist ‘F’ and joined Stempeutics Research Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore as Technical Director and then moved to Stempeutics Research Malaysia branch in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has been working in the field of pancreatic regeneration in diabetes for the past twenty five years. His areas of interest and expertise include Stem cells, Regenerative Biology, Tissue banking and engineering with special reference to the cultivation of fastidious cells such as hepatocytes, vascular endothelial cells, and islets of Langerhans. He is well trained in hESC and iPS technology. Being a zoologist he has handled several projects dealing with Development of fish cell lines of Indian origin and culture of Amoebocytes from Horseshoe crab. He has extensively worked on in vitro generation of islets from pancreatic and non- pancreatic stem cells. He showed that multiple injections of unfractionated bone marrow reverses experimental diabetes in mice His pioneering work on stem cells in breast milk is well appreciated by scientific community. He has guided till now 21 Ph. D students. He has more than 230 publications, of which 191 are listed in Pub Med., 206 on Scopus, and 75 in Web of Science. He has total citations 7106, h index 45 and i 10 index 127 Dr. Bhonde authored 7 book chapters and he is a recipient of Dr. TMA Pai Endowment Chair in Islet Engineering & Banking in October 2013 and Dr C.M. Habubullah Annual Oration Award in January 2014.Recently he is awarded Dr TMA Pai Endowment chair second time to work on Stem cell solution to Insulin resistance (2015-16)

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