John Krutty

Position title: Research Associate


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Education Background:

B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Oklahoma

Research Description:

Creation and characterization of thin polymer coatings for defined stem cell culture

  1. Shambaugh, RL; Krutty, JD; Singleton, SM. Melt Blowing Dies with Louvers. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 2015.
  2. Kim, M; Schmitt, SK; Choi, JW; Krutty, JD; Gopalan, P. From Self-Assembled Monolayers to Coatings: Advances in the Synthesis and Nanobio Applications of Polymer Brushes. Polymers. 2015.
  3. Schmitt, SK; Trebatoski, DJ; Krutty, JD; Xie, AW; Rollins, B; Murphy, WL; Gopalan, P. Peptide Conjugation to a Polymer Coating via Native Chemical Ligation of Azlactones for Cell Culture. Biomacromolecules. 2016.
  4. Krutty, JD; Schmitt, SK; Gopalan, P; Murphy, WL. Surface Functionalization and Dynamics of Polymeric Cell Culture Substrates. Current Opinion in Biotechnology. 2016.
  5. Krutty, JD; Dias, AD; Yun, J; Murphy, WL; Gopalan, P. Synthetic, Chemically Defined Polymer-Coated Microcarriers for the Expansion of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells. Macromolecular Bioscience. 2019.
  6. N.N.T. Le, T.L. Liu, J. Johnston, K.M. Templeton, V. Harms, A. Dias, J.D. Krutty, H. Lef, P. Gopalan, W.L. Murphy. Customized hydrogel substrates for serum-free expansion of functional hMSCs. Biomaterials Science, 2020; 8: 3819 – 3829
  7. J.D. Krutty, K. Koesser, S. Schwartz, J. Yun, W.L. Murphy, P. Gopalan. Xeno free bioreactor culture of human mesenchymal stromal cells on chemically defined microcarriers. ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, 2021; 7: 617-625
  8. J.D. Krutty, J. Sun, K. Koesser, W.L. Murphy, P. Gopalan. Polymer coated magnetic microspheres conjugated with growth factor receptor binding peptides enable cell sorting. ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, 2021, In Press, doi: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.1c01199

Awards & Honors:


  • University of Wisconsin Holton Fellowship (2014-present)
  • National Merit Scholarship (2010-2014)