Dr. Kizhakkedathu’s research program at the Centre for Blood Research, UBC, is based on tailoring the molecular-level interactions of synthetic polymers with biological systems to design novel biomaterials in a translational setting. The Kizhakkedathu Lab takes an integrative, interdisciplinary approach combining advanced polymer synthesis with the understanding of the pathophysiology of diseases along with well-designed biological assays and animal models towards the discovery of novel polymers as therapeutics, and technological for boimedical and clinical use. The Lab primarily engages in four independent yet closely related themes and actively collaborates with clinicians and engineers to realize our research goals.