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Dr. Shilpakala Sainath Rao

Postdoctoral Fellow
U.S Food and Drug Administration
Bethesda, MD

Brief Biography:

Dr. Shilpakala Sainath Rao, Ph.D is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA. She received her Ph.D (Microbial Genetics) in 2009 for her work on Inactivation of DNA gyrases in bacteria by using small molecules and antisense ribozymes.

Her field of interest is antimicrobial agents and currently working on the safety aspects of blood transfusion with regard to pathogen detection and pathogen reduction in blood and blood products. She has served as reviewer for journals like BMC Microbiology, BMC Research Notes, Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, and also served as judge for the National Institutes of Health FARE travel awards.

She is a member of American Society of Microbiology (ASM) and American Society of Hematology (ASH).


Academic positions:

Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Biologics Research and Evaluation (CBER), FDA - (2008-present)


Research interests:

Antimicrobial agents, Biomarkers, Antisense ribozymes


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