MIPS Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford

Postdoctoral Fellows

Sri-Rajasekhar (Raj) Kothapalli

Sri-Rajasekhar (Raj) Kothapalli

Hamalainen Pelican Post Doctoral Fellow, Multimodality Molecular Imaging Lab (MMIL)


Ph.D: Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in Saint Louis
M.S: Applied Physics, University of Massachusetts, Boston
M.Tech: Applied Optics, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
M.Sc: Nuclear Physics, Andhra University, India
B.Sc: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, Nagarjuna University, India


The Applied Physics Program Award for Excellence, University of Massachusetts, Boston 2005

The Robert W.Spayne Research Grant for Work Leading to the Master's Thesis UMASS, Boston, 2004

McKnight Mentor Fellowship University of Massachusetts, Boston 2004

New Focus - Optical Society of America student travel grant award 2003

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research - Junior Research Fellowship from Indian Government 1999-2001

Contact Information:

Department of Radiology
Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford
The James H Clark Center
318 Campus Drive E-150, East Wing, 1st Floor
Stanford, California, 94305-5427.

Phone: 650-725-3113
Fax: 650-724-4948
E-mail: ksraj@stanford.edu

Research Interests:

Developing multi-modality molecular imaging techniques/strategies for early detection of cancer/disease in general,prostate cancer imaging,theranostics using molecular nanosensors

Recent Publications:

  1. Levi J, Kothapalli SR, Ma TJ, Hartman K, Khuri-Yakub BT, Gambhir SS. Design, synthesis, and imaging of an activatable photoacoustic probe. J Am Chem Soc. 2010;132(32):11264.
  2. Xiao X, Kothapalli SR, Liu H, Wang LV. Spectral hole burning for ultrasound-modulated optical tomography of thick tissue. Journal of Biomedical Optics Letters. 2010;15(6):066018.
  3. Yelleswarapu CS, Kothapalli SR. Nonlinear photoacoustics for measuring nonlinear optical absorption coefficient. Optics Express. 2010;18(9):9020.
  4. Kothapalli SR, and Wang LV. Ex vivo blood vessel imaging using ultrasound-modulated optical microscopy. Journal of Biomedical Optics. 2009;14:014015.
  5. Yelleswarapu CS, Marla Tipping, Kothapalli SR, Veraksa A, and Rao DVGLN. Common-path multimodal optical microscopy. Optics Letters. 2009;34:1243.
  6. Kothapalli SR, and Wang LV. Ultrasound-modulated optical microscopy. Journal of Biomedical Optics. 2008;13:054046.
  7. Yelleswarapu CS, Kothapalli SR, and Rao DVGLN. Optical Fourier techniques for medical image processing and phase contrast imaging. Optics Communications, Invited Review Article, . 2008;281:1876.
  8. Kothapalli SR, Sakadzic S, Kim C, and Wang LV. Imaging optically scattering objects with ultrasound-modulated optical tomography. Optics Letters. 2007;32:2351.
  9. Yelleswarapu CS, Kothapalli SR, Vaillancourt Y, Aranda FJ, Kimball BR, and Rao DVGLN. Phase contrast imaging using photo-thermally induced phase transitions in liquid crystals. Applied Physics Letters. 2006;89:2111161.
  10. Yelleswarapu CS, Wu P, Kothapalli SR, Rao DVGLN, Kimball BR, Sai SS, Gowrishankar R, and Sivaramakrishnan S. All-optical spatial filtering with power limiting materials. Optics Express. 2006;14:1451.
  11. Yelleswarapu CS, Wu P, Kothapalli SR, and Rao DVGLN. Nonlinear optical image processing with bacteriorhodopsin polymer films. Molecular Crystals & Liquid Crystals. 2006;446:273.
  12. Kothapalli SR, Wu P, Yelleswarapu CS, and Rao DVGLN. Nonlinear optical Fourier filtering for medical image processing. Journal of Biomedical Optics. 2005;10:0440281.
  13. Kothapalli SR, Yelleswarapu CS, Naraharisetty SG, Wu P, and Rao DVGLN. Spectral phase based medical image processing. Academic Radiology. 2005;12:708.
  14. Kothapalli SR, Wu P, Yelleswarapu CS, and Rao DVGLN. Medical image processing using transient Fourier holography in bacteriorhodopsin films. Applied Physics Letters. 2004;85:5836.
  15. Narayana Rao D, Yelleswarapu CS, Kothapalli SR, Rao DVGLN, and Kimball BR. Self-diffraction in bacteriorhodopsin films for low power optical limiting. Optics Express. 2003;11:2848.

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