Biographical Sketch: Sailaja Koduri, Ph.D.

Sailaja Koduri, Ph.D., is a program director in the Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity, where she manages the Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U-STAR) program, Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) program and predoctoral T32 pharmacological sciences training program. She also manages research grants in the areas of receptors, drug targets and signal transduction in the Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry.

Koduri was formerly a scientific review officer at National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and prior to that she worked as a senior scientist at BioReliance. She earned a B.S. in chemistry from Nagarjuna University and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the Central Food Technological Research Institute, both in India. Koduri conducted postdoctoral research at the Howard University College of Medicine and National Cancer Institute.

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