Dr. Srivalleesha Mallidi received her Masters and PhD Degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Her graduate work was on molecular specific photoacoustic imaging to understand nano-molecular interactions. She received New Investigator Award from the Central Texas Clinical Research Forum for this work. After graduation, she joined Wellman Center for Photomedicine (WCP) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Harvard Medical School with a goal to translate the imaging techniques to clinic, and was a NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein 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. Currently Dr. Mallidi is an Assistant Professor at Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tufts University, Medford, MA and she directs the integrated Biofunctional imaging lab that focuses on ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging based therapeutic strategies.