- Name: Kishore Challagundla, Ph.D.
- Hometown: I was born and raised in Kurravanipalem (a county area near Ongole, Andhra Pradesh) and completed most of my education in India.
- New title and department at UNMC: Assistant professor, UNMC Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Medicine
- Pediatric cancers including neuroblastoma and acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).
- Exosomes and non-coding RNAs.
- Therapy resistance and metastasis.
- Identification of biomarkers and developing new therapy targets for cancer treatment.
How I fell in love with science.
I wanted to do something meaningful with my life from an early age, which eventually developed into a passion for science. During my school years, I spent most of my time reading about science and its applications to human life. When I chose a career in research, I felt that I arrived at the right place. Research for me is all about the chemistry between passion, imagination and love of science.
- Ph.D., biochemistry, University of Lucknow, India
- PG Diploma, nutrition, National Institute of Nutrition, India
- Masters, biochemistry, Bharathidasan University, India
- Bachelors, botany, zoology and chemistry, Nagarjuna University, India
- Post-doctoral research fellowships:
- Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
- Oregon Health & Science University, Portland
- Children's Hospital Los Angeles at University of Southern California
- American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
- The RNA Society
Three things people may not know about me:
- I was a baseball player during my school years.
- During my senior year in high school I developed a passion of remembering the botanical names of most of the plants.
- I love photography, watching movies, cooking and reading ancient Bhagavatgeetha literature, as well as spending time with my family and playing with my son.
god bless u...
Babu Good to know about you doing great. Keep it up. Mukul Das, PhD
All the best Tambi ( Dr Kishore ).God bless you.
Welcome to UNMC
All the best to you Kishore. God bless you . Prof Raj Khanna Lucknow
Hi Kishore, great to you as a faculty...and I wish you all the best and hope you will be successful in this new role.