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Charles Thodeti, Ph.D, Anantha Kanugula, Ph.D and Ravi Adapala, Ph.D.

Faculty Member Recognized by Association of Scientists of Indian Origin in America

Charles Thodeti, Ph.D., an associate professor of integrative medical sciences, has been honored with the Mario Toppo Distinguished Scientist award by the Association of Scientists of Indian Origin in America (ASIOA). The award was made April 23 at the 36th ASIOA annual meeting in San Diego. The Mario Toppo award is given to an established senior scientist of Indian origin who has made outstanding scientific contribution to the sciences.

While Dr. Thodeti (pictured at left) was attending the ASIOA annual meeting, Anantha Kanugula, Ph.D., (pictured in center of photo), a postdoctoral fellow who works in his lab, was selected for the Pappenheimer Postdoctoral Travel award by the Microcirculatory Society at the American Physiological Society Experiemental Biology 2018 meeting. He was honored for his abstract titled “Novel non-canonical regulation of soluble VEGF/VEGFR2 signaling by mechanosensitive ion channel TRPV4 in endothelial cells.”

The Pappenheimer Postdoctoral Travel award is given to Microcirculatory Society member applicants who are within five years of completing a Ph.D. or their first M.D. residency and have submitted an author abstract to one of the Microcirculatory Society topic categories at Experimental Biology 2018. The meeting was held April 21-25 in San Diego.

Postdoctoral fellow delivers presentation

Ravi Adapala, Ph.D., also a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Thodeti’s lab, joined Dr. Kanugula at Experimental Biology 2018, where he delivered an oral presentation on “Mechanotransduction in Cardiovascular Function” during a CV breakout session.