Research/Areas of Interest:
Ultrasound imaging, photoacoustic imaging, multi-modality imaging, image-guided surgery and therapeutics, nano drug delivery systems
Doctor of Philosophy, Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Dr. Srivalleesha (Valli) Mallidi directs the integrated Biofunctional and Therapeutics Laboratory (iBIT Lab) . Her research focuses on utilizing non-invasive acoustic and optical imaging techniques with nanomaterials and biological models to understand the structural, functional, molecular and biomechanical heterogeneity of pathologies such as cancer.
Dr. Mallidi obtained her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering from University of Texas at Austin. Her graduate work on molecular specific photoacoustic imaging to understand nano-molecular interactions is published in journals such as Nanoletters. She received New Investigator Award from the Central Texas Clinical Research Forum for this work.
After graduation, she joined Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) as a NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein F32 postdoctoral fellow. She won several awards during her postdoctoral tenure at MGH including the Young Investigator award at the Frontiers in Biomedical Imaging Science Symposium held at Vanderbilt University. She was also awarded the American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery Research Award for junior faculty. Prior to Tufts, Dr. Mallidi has taught courses as Adjunct faculty at Wentworth Institute of Technology and was an Assistant Professor at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Harvard Medical School, and maintains an affiliate position with the center continue her research collaborations within the center and Greater Boston Area.