Dr. Rama Gullapalli

The University of New Mexico's Dr. Rama Gullapalli has been named to the American Society for Clinical Pathology’s (ASCP) 40-Under-40 list. Gullapalli was selected because he represents achievements and qualities important to the pathology and laboratory sciences fields, according to the ASCP, the world’s largest professional membership organization for pathologists and laboratory professionals. The organization includes more than 100,000 members.

Gullapalli is an assistant professor in the departments of Pathology and Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, as well as a member of the UNM Center for Biomedical Engineering and the UNM Cancer Center. His research lab is focused on the convergence of emerging technologies with traditional clinical and pathology practice, with a specific focus on clinical genomics, bioinformatics and personalized medicine.

In addition to his UNM departmental posts, Gullapalli is medical director for both UNM’s Translational Pathology Research Lab and Biomedical Informatics Program. He earned his medical degree at the Armed Forces Medical College in India, and obtained a master’s degree in electrical engineering at Penn State University, followed by a PhD in bioengineering. He completed his residency in clinical pathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in molecular pathology.

ASCP searched for accomplishments, leadership, diversity of experience and innovation in recognizing 40 ASCP Members under the age of 40. The top five among the 40 Under 40 will be awarded a $1,000 stipend towards airfare and lodging for the group's 2014 Annual Meeting this fall in Tampa, Fla.

ASCP’s mission is to provide excellence in education, certification and advocacy on behalf of patients, pathologists and laboratory professionals across the globe. For more information on ASCP, visit http://www.ascp.org/About-the-ASCP. For more information about the UNM SOM Department of Pathology visit http://pathology.unm.edu/.