Sant Lab

Developing Biomimetic Microenvironments for Regenerative Therapies

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, PA




We are Hiring!

Are you highly motivated, creative and independent? Are you a good learner? Do you want to explore new research ideas? Then, this is the right place for you! We are always looking highly motivated and creative students to work in our lab. Please email directly to Dr. Shilpa Sant for suitable openings. 


Postdoctoral fellows: A prospective postdoctoral fellow who has recently completed or is about to complete his or her Ph.D. should send an e-mail with cover letter describing their future goals directly to Dr. Sant with the names of 3 faculty references and an attached CV.

New Postdoctoral position

We use interdisciplinary approaches in materials science, micro/nanotechnologies and molecular biology to develop functional biomaterials and drug/cell delivery systems to advance the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Currently we are working on developing new tools/techniques to develop tissue engineered three dimensional models for tumor and skeletal muscles.

 We are looking for highly motivated, energetic, hard-working, and career-oriented PhD or MD PhD candidates to join our exciting research team. The postdoc will join an interdisciplinary research laboratory focused on developing tissue engineered tumor models to understand the role of microenvironment in epithelial mesenchymal transformation (EMT) in cancer.  The candidate available to join immediately will be given a preference.

Skills/Expertise: Candidates should have a strong background in molecular biology, preferably, cancer biology and tissue engineering. Experience with animal handling is considered an advantage. Good publication record and strong interpersonal skills to work in a highly dynamic and collaborative environment is required. Self-motivated individuals with ability to work alone or in a team and good problem solving/analytical skills are encouraged to apply.

Additional skills: Prior grant writing experience undergraduate/graduate supervisory experience, attention to detail, and multitasking ability are required.

Please contact Shilpa Sant, PhD by email at shs149(at)pitt(dot)edu with following application materials: 1.    Cover letter stating the interest in the positions and career goals; 2.    Detailed Curriculum Vitae with list of publications and achievements; 3.    Names of three  referees

Graduate students: Students should apply for graduate studies University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy using following links

Current graduate students looking for opportunity to complete a rotation in the laboratory should e-mail Dr. Sant directly.


Undergraduates: We always welcome undergraduate students. Students who are interested in undergraduate research opportunities and learn different skills should contact Dr. Sant directly.