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Lakshmi Rao Kandukuri

Lakshmi Rao Kandukuri

Lakshmi Rao Kandukuri
Clinical Research Facility-Medical Biotechnology (CRF-MB
Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) Annex-II
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)



Lakshmi Rao is Principal Scientist at the Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, a position she has held since 1999 (after joining CCMB in 1995). She graduated from Lakshmi Narayan Institute of Technology in Biochemistry, Nagpur in 1993. While serving as Scientist at CCMB, completed her PhD at Hyderabad, Department of Genetics, Osmania University, Hyderabad. She completed her postdoctoral studies in 2013 at Florida International University, Miami, United States. In 1997 she joined Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, as a Scientist on Contract establishing Chromosome Diagnostics Services.She was awarded the travel grants from Royal Society of Edinburgh, and presented her work in London, Japan and United States. She has about 42 publications and successfully coordinated in guidance of PhD students and imparted training in cytogenetics to several students and establishing centers for human cytogenetics. Finally her contributions in cytogenetics helped in bridging patients as geneticist with clinicians and doctors across the country and provided tremendous help for human cause in society.


Research Interest

Nanostructured materials and their application to make electronic devices , Fabrication of Low cost light emitting device and its application in cancer therapy, Low temperature stabilization of boron based materials (borane, boride and borates) and stabilization of higher oxidation states in binary and ternary metal oxides, Quantum dots based Colloidal nanostructures and their application in making flexible electronic devices, Production and storage of H2 using nanostructured materials