Arghya Paul


Contact Information

Title: Associate Professor
Office: TEB 353
Lab: TEB 424 (The Fordham Center for Miobmedical Engineering)
Office Phone TEB: 82249
Phone (Lab): 519-661-2111 ext. 82249

Organic Teaching Division

Chemical Biology and Biomaterials

Bioactive materials, Hydrogels, Gene/Drug Delivery, Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine, Nanomedicine, Stem Cell Therapy

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B.Tech., WBUT, India; M.Sc., McGill University, Canada; Ph.D., McGill University, Canada; NSERC and FRSQ Post-Doctoral Fellow Harvard Medical School, Boston


  • Royal Society of Canada (RSC) - College of New Scholars
  • Province of Ontario’s Early Research Award (ERA)
  • Wolfe-Western Fellowship At-Large for Outstanding Newly Recruited Research Scholar University of Western Ontario
  • Tier 2 Canada Research Chair, Government of Canada (2019-2024)
  • Young Innovator Award in Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), USA
  • NIH/NIGMS NISBRE Young Investigator Travel Award, USA
  • Raymond Oenbring Award for Excellence in Teaching Chemical Engineering, USA
  • Fred Kurata Memorial Professorship, USA
  • Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship (declined to join faculty position)


Our research focuses on developing new class of bioactive nanomaterials, polymer-based drug delivery vehicles and cell-instructive hydrogels for diverse biomedical applications. These hydrogels (with their tunable mechanical, biological and stimuli-responsive properties) have immense applications in tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, biopharmaceutics, 3D bioprinting and biomanufacturing sectors. Here, we specifically aim to (1) innovate at the biomolecular and cellular level to develop new healthcare materials and nano drug delivery systems (2) exploit cell-hydrogel interactions to study the mechanistic pathways, and (3) design new therapeutic medical implants for potential clinical translation.


  • CHEM 4491 Chemical Research Discovery and Scientific Communication
  • CHEM 9608T Polymers in Cell and Drug Delivery
  • CBE 4423B/BME 9526 Tissue Engineering
  • CBE 2290 Fundamentals of Biochemical and Environmental Engineering
  • BME 3303 Cellular Systems Engineering


Full List of Paul Group’s Publications