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Donny Hanjaya-Putra

Donny Hanjaya-Putra

Email: dputra1@nd.edu

Phone: 574-631-2291

Office: 141 Multidisciplinary Research Building


Ph.D., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, 2012

B.S., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 2007


Graduate Research Assistant, Institute for Nano and Biotechnology, The Johns Hopkins University (2007-2012)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School (2012-2017)
Assistant Professor, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame (2017-Present)
Concurrent Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame (2017-Present)

Selected Publications:

1. Laura Alderfer, Alicia Wei, Donny Hanjaya-Putra, "Lymphatic Tissue Engineering and Regeneration," Journal of Biological Engineering, 2018 Dec 17; 12:32.

2. Donny Hanjaya-Putra, Carolyn Haller, Xiaowei Wang, Erbin Dai, Bock Lim, Liyung Liu, Patrick Jaminet, Joy Yao, Amy Searle, Thomas Bonnard, Christoph E. Hagemeyer, Karlheinz Peter, Elliot L. Chaikof, “Platelet-Targeted Dual Pathway Antithrombotic Inhibits Thrombosis with Preserved Hemostasis,” JCI Insight, 2018 Aug.

3. Nisarga Naik, Donny Hanjaya-Putra, Carolyn A. Haller, Mark G. Allen, Elliot L. Chaikof, “Rapid homogenous endothelialization of high aspect ratio microvascular networks.” Biomedical Microdevices, 2015 Aug; 17(4):83.

4. Venkata R. Krishnamurthy, Mohammed Y.R. Sardar, Yu Ying, Xuezheng Song, Carolyn A. Haller, Erbin Dai, Xiaocong Wang, Donny Hanjaya-Putra, Lijun Sun, Vasilios Morikis, Scott I. Simon, Robert J. Woods, Richard D. Cummings, Elliot L. Chaikof, “Glycopeptide analogues of PSGL-1 inhibit P-selectin vitro and in vivo.” Nature Communications, 2015 Mar 31: 6:6387.

5. Sravanti Kusuma, Yu-I Shen, Donny Hanjaya-Putra, Prashant Mali, Linzhao Cheng, Sharon Gerecht, “Self-Organized Vascular Networks from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells in a Synthetic Matrix,” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2013 Jul 30; 110(31): 12601-6.

6. Donny Hanjaya-Putra, Yu-I Shen, Abby Wilson, Sudhir Khetan, Karen Fox-Talbot, Charles Steenbergen, Jason A. Burdick, Sharon Gerecht, “Integration and Regression of Implanted Human Vascular Networks during Deep Wound Healing,” Stem Cell Translational Medicine, 2013 Apr; 2(4):297-306.

7. Donny Hanjaya-Putra, Kyle T. Wong, Kelsey Hirotsu, Sudhir Khetan, Jason A. Burdick, Sharon Gerecht, “Spatial Control of Cell-Mediated Degradation to Regulate Vasculogenesis and Angiogenesis in Hyaluronan Hydrogels,” Biomaterials, 2012, Sep; 33(26):6123-31.

8. Shyam B. Khatau, Sravanti Kusuma, Donny Hanjaya-Putra, Prashant Mali, Linzhao Cheng, Jerry S.H. Lee, Sharon Gerecht, Denis Wirtz, “The Differential Formation of the LINC-mediated Perinuclear Actin Cap in Pluripotent and Somatic Cells,” PLoS ONE, 2012, 7(5):e36689.

9. Donny Hanjaya-Putra, Vivek Bose, Yu-I Shen, Jane Yee, Sudhir Khetan, Karen Fox-Talbot, Charles Steenbergen, Jason A. Burdick, Sharon Gerecht, “Controlled Activation of Morphogenesis to Generate a Functional Human Microvasculature in a Synthetic Matrix,” Blood, 2011, Jul 21; 118(3):804-15;

10. Derek Yee*, Donny Hanjaya-Putra*, Vivek Bose, Eli Luong, Sharon Gerecht, “Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogels Support Cord-Like Structures from Endothelial Colony-Forming Cells,” Tissue Engineering: Part A, 2011 May; 17(9-10):1351-61.

11. Donny Hanjaya-Putra, Jane Yee, Doug Ceci, Rachel Truitt, Derek Yee, Sharon Gerecht, “Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor and Substrate Mechanics Regulate in vitro Tubulogenesis of Endothelial Progenitor Cells.” Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, 2010 Oct; 14(10):2436-47.

12. Donny Hanjaya-Putra, Sharon Gerecht, “Mending the Failing Heart with a Vascularized Cardiac Patch,” Cell Stem Cell, 2009 Dec 4; 5(6):575-576.


Career Development Award, American Heart Association, 2019
Emerging Leader in Biological Engineering, 2018
Postdoctoral Research Award, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 2014-2017
Siebel Scholar Award, Siebel Foundation, 2012
U.S. New Investigator Travel Award, International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 2011
ISSCR Travel Award, International Society for Stem Cell Research, 2011
Citation of Merit Award, University of Notre Dame, 2007

Summary of Activities/Interests

Research in our laboratory converges at the interface of engineering and medicine, with a motivation in making stem cell and molecular therapies as an effective method to model and treat diseases. Toward these goals, we integrate our core expertise in stem cell engineering, biomaterials synthesis, and micro/nanotechnologies for their applications in regenerative medicine, disease modeling, and drug delivery.


Engineering lymphatic vessels as a therapeutic to heal the heart

September 18, 2019

Funded by the American Heart Association, Donny Hanjaya-Putra, assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and in the Bioengineering Graduate Program, as well as in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is using biomaterials and stem cells to regenerate lymphatic vessels and study their potential for therapeutic applications.

Notre Dame announces awardees of the Science of Wellness Catalyst Seed Grant program

January 16, 2019

Sixteen faculty members from the University of Notre Dame have been awarded funding from the University’s Science of Wellness Initiative’s Catalyst Seed Grant program.

Notre Dame researchers to tackle autism, preeclampsia and more through new funding

September 7, 2018

Nine faculty from the University of Notre Dame have received awards for five projects from the Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics’ Discovery Fund. Each year, grants from the Discovery Fund are awarded to researchers who propose novel technologies and diagnostics that can improve human and environmental health.


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