Pallavi Doradla is a research fellow at Harvard Medical School and serves as an adjunct faculty at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
She received bachelor's degree in Physics, Mathematics and Computer Sciences (BSCs) program from Nagarjuna University, India in 2005. She obtained masters degree (M.Sc) in Physics, with a specialization in Laser Physics and Applications, from University of Hyderabad, India in 2007. She conferred M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics, under Dr. Robert Giles's mentorship, from University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2011 and 2014 respectively. Dr. Doradla master’s thesis involved in the design, fabrication, and experimental characterization of flexible terahertz (THz) waveguides while her doctoral work is focused on the development of a single channel THz endoscopic system for cancer detection. Her graduate work is published in several peer-reviewed journals. Her work on the THz endoscopic system for cancer detection is published as a book and led towards U.S. Patent. After graduation, she joined Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Harvard Medical School with a goal to translate the imaging techniques to clinic, and is currently a postdoctoral fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Seemantini Nadkarni and Dr. Brett Bouma.
Dr. Doradla’s work encompasses both fundamental and translational areas of research, primarily focused on the investigation of novel multimodal optical imaging technologies for broad variety of problems. In the past, she has worked on the design and development of flexible terahertz waveguides, polarization imaging, terahertz endoscopic imaging, catheter design, ultrasound imaging, and polarization sensitive optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI). Currently, she is leading a project to develop an intracardiac console, combining polarization sensitive OFDI (PS-OFDI) with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), to acquire the sub-surface coronary microscopy simultaneously with the plaque microstructure and burden information.