Mallidi named rising star

Assistant Professor Srivalleesha Mallidi has received a Rising Star Award from the World Molecular Imaging Congress.
Assistant Professor Srivalleesha Mallidi in the iBITLab

Assistant Professor Srivalleesha Mallidi of the Department of Biomedical Engineering received a Rising Star Award from the World Molecular Imaging Congress's Women in Molecular Imaging Network (WIMIN) Interest Group. The award recognizes the contributions of outstanding women scientists in their early careers who demonstrate exceptional potential for contributions to the field of molecular imaging.

Mallidi leads the Integrated Biofunctional Imaging and Therapeutics (iBIT) Lab, which uses light and sound energy to image tumors non-invasively. Research is geared towards clinical translation, bringing together the fields of biomedical imaging technology, nanoengineering, and cancer therapeutics. She utilizes acoustic and optical imaging techniques with nanomaterials and biological models to understand the structural, functional, molecular, and biomechanical heterogeneity of pathologies such as cancer, as well as developing image-guided therapeutic strategies. Mallidi's work has been published in journals such asĀ Nanoletters, Optics Express, Photoacoustics, and Cancer Research and has twice been featured on the cover of the journal Theranostics. She has been recognized for her research on clinical translation of image-guided photodynamic therapy.

The annual World Molecular Imaging Congress brings together experts in the field of molecular imaging from across the globe. WMIC 2021 was a hybrid conference featuring broadcasts of scientific talks, virtual networking, and poster sessions. WIMIN, an interest group of the World Molecular Imaging Society, fosters the advancement of women in molecular imaging sciences and advocates on issues of importance to women in the field. The group champions the accomplishments of women in molecular imaging sciences and provides career development opportunities.