Curriculum Vitae


Srivalleesha Mallidi


Srivalleesha Mallidi received her B.E. in Electronics and Communications Engineering from the Andhra University in India in 2003. She obtained her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006 and 2009 respectively under Dr. Stanislav Emelianov's mentorship. Dr. Mallidi master’s thesis involved custom designing ultrasound based multi-modality imaging systems while her doctoral work explored the utility of surface plasmon resonance properties of spherical gold nanoparticles for early detection of cancer and probing nano-molecular interactions. Her graduate work is published in journals such as Nanoletters and Optics Express. Her work on Molecular specific photoacoustic imaging is highly cited. After graduation, she joined Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital with a goal to translate the imaging techniques to clinic, and is currently a NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein postdoctoral fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Tayyaba Hasan. Her research interests are in the fields of ultrasound imaging, photoacoustic imaging, image-guided therapeutics, photodynamic therapy and clinically translatable combination treatments.