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Srivalleesha Mallidi

Assistant Professor
Biomedical Engineering

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Srivalleesha Mallidi

Assistant Professor
Biomedical Engineering

Phone 617-627-4783
Science & Technology Center, Room 209
4 Colby Street, Medford, MA
Ultrasound imaging, photoacoustic imaging, multi-modality imaging, image-guided surgery and therapeutics, nano drug delivery systems

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.

Postdoctoral fellowship, Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Harvard Medical School
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2009
M.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2006
B.E., Electronics and Communications Engineering, Andhra University, 2003
Professional Experience: 

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering


Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

  • 2018-2019: Assistant Professor
  • 2015-2018: Instructor

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Wentworth Institute of Technology

Research Interests: 

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

Selected Honors and Awards: 
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
Professional Memberships: 
Biomedical Engineering Society
American Association for Cancer Research
American Society of Photobiology
International Photodynamic Association
World Molecular Imaging Congress
Society for Photo-optical instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
Teaching/Courses Taught: 
BME 51/251 Introduction to Biomedical Optics

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