Srivalleesha (Valli) 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 and is highly cited. 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.
Molecular and functional ultrasound guided photoacoustic imaging for cancer therapeutics and tissue engineering, fluorescence and luminescence imaging, light based therapies (photodynamic therapy, photothermal therapy etc), image-guided therapy monitoring, mechanistically synergistic therapy design, drug delivery constructs and clinical translation of imaging techniques and therapies
- 2019: Early Investigator Award, International Photodynamic Association
- 2015: Young Investigator Award, Frontiers in Biomedical Imaging Science V Symposium
- 2014: Best Student Poster and Mentor Award, Bio-optics Summer School, Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Boston MA
- 2014: First Prize, Poster of Distinction Award, American Society of Photobiology Meeting, San Diego, CA
- 2014: Biomedical Engineering Innovation and Career Development Travel Award, BMES Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX
- 2012, 2014: Urbach Memorial Travel Award, American Society of Photobiology Meeting
- 2012: NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F32)
- 2009: Winner, Best presentation, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Portfolio University of Texas at Austin
- 2009: New Investigator Award, Central Texas Clinical Research Forum, Austin, TX
- 2008: Innovation Grand Prize, Graduate And Industry Networking Conference, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
- 2006: Honorable Mention Poster Award, SPIE Medical Imaging Symposium, San Diego, CA