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Dr. KOUSALYA LAVUDI | Cancer Nanotechnology Award | Best Researcher Award

KOUSALYA LAVUDI , Ohio State University, United States

Dr. Kousalya Lavudi, a Postdoctoral Fellow at Ohio State University in the United States, has been honored with the prestigious Cancer Nanotechnology Award, recognizing her outstanding contributions to the field. Her groundbreaking research has garnered her the title of Best Researcher, reflecting her dedication and innovation in cancer nanotechnology. Dr. Lavudi’s work promises significant advancements in cancer treatment through the application of nanotechnology, offering hope for improved therapies and outcomes. πŸ†πŸ”¬ Her achievements underscore her commitment to excellence and her potential to make lasting contributions to the fight against cancer.


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Dr. Kousalya Lavudi’s academic journey reflects her unwavering commitment to advancing cancer research. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Oncology and Cancer Biology from KIIT University in Bhubaneswar, India, and The Ohio State University in Columbus, USA. Her thesis, “Role of Aldehyde dehydrogenase 1A1 in maintaining PARP inhibitor resistance in Ovarian cancer,” demonstrates her expertise in this critical area. Prior to her Ph.D., she completed a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) with a major in Biology from Andhra University and a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Biotechnology from Pondicherry University. Her Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Biotechnology from Andhra University laid the foundation for her remarkable academic journey. πŸŽ“

Work Experience

From June 2019 to May 2022, Dr. Kousalya Lavudi served as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Radiation Oncology, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA. During this period, she contributed significantly to the research endeavors of the department, showcasing her expertise and dedication to advancing oncology. In June 2022, Dr. Lavudi transitioned into the role of Research Associate 1B/H within the same department, continuing her impactful work in the field of radiation oncology. Her ongoing commitment to research and her tenure at Ohio State University reflect her passion for exploring innovative solutions in cancer treatment. πŸŒŸπŸ”¬


Dr. Kousalya Lavudi’s academic achievements highlight her exceptional dedication and prowess in the field of biotechnology. She secured the 1st position in her district in the 10th class, setting the stage for her remarkable journey. Throughout her undergraduate years, she consistently excelled, topping her university with an impressive overall score of 88%. Dr. Lavudi’s passion for biotechnology led her to actively participate in workshops, such as the Workshop on Beauty of Biotechnology, during her graduation. Her academic excellence was further acknowledged through her successful qualifications in prestigious examinations, including GATE Life Sciences 2016, APSET 2017, and CSIR-LS 2017. πŸ…πŸ“š

Publications Top Notes

“Cytotoxic potential of biogenic zinc oxide nanoparticles synthesized from Swertia chirayita leaf extract on colorectal cancer cells” (2021) – 25 citations

Co-authors: HM Berehu, MI Khan, R Chakraborty, J Penchalaneni

“Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles by leaf extracts of Boerhavia erecta and spectral characterization and their antimicrobial, antioxidant and cytotoxic studies on ovarian cancer” (2020) – 19 citations

Co-authors: SR Palle, J Penchalaneni, SA Gaddam, VS Kotakadi

“A novel estrogen receptor Ξ² agonist diminishes ovarian cancer stem cells via suppressing the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition” (2022) – 10 citations

Co-authors: A Banerjee, S Cai, G Xie, N Li, X Bai, K Wang, X Zhang

“ERK inactivation enhances stemness of NSCLC cells via promoting Slug-mediated epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition” (2022) – 10 citations

Co-authors: S Cai, N Li, X Bai, L Liu, A Banerjee, X Zhang, J Zhao

“A bioinformatic approach of targeting SARS-CoV-2 replication by silencing a conserved alternative reserve of the orf8 gene using host miRNAs” (2022) – 8 citations

Co-authors: VR Goud, R Chakraborty, A Chakraborty, S Patnaik, S Sharma


KOUSALYA LAVUDI | Cancer Nanotechnology Award | Best Researcher Award

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