Rama Gullapalli


Phone: 505-272-4814
Fax: 505-272-8084

Physical Address

Room 333A
Fitz Hall (Previously BMSB)

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Assistant Professor

Department of Pathology

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Ph.D., Bioengineering, 2008, Pennsylvania State University

M.S., Electrical Engineering, 2005, Pennsylvania State University

M.B;B.S., Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, 1999, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India


Rama Gullapalli, Ph.D., M.D. is an Assistant Professor in the departments of Pathology and Chemical and Nuclear Engineering at the University of New Mexico (UNM). He is also a member of the UNM Center for Biomedical Engineering and the UNM Cancer Center. Dr. Gullapalli obtained his medical degree from the Armed Forces Medical College in India. He subsequently obtained a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering at Penn State University followed by a PhD in Bioengineering. He then completed his residency in Clinical Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center followed by a fellowship in Molecular Pathology. The Gullapalli lab is highly interested in the convergence of emerging technologies with traditional clinical and pathology practice within the domain of clinical genomics and bioinformatics. The lab is currently focused in two areas of research 1) Basic cancer biology of Hepatobiliary cancers using high throughput techniques of next generation sequencing and 2) Development of non-invasive, high sensitivity techniques for capture and analysis of circulating DNA in Hepatobiliary cancer patients. The Gullapalli lab brings to bear a wide variety of techniques such as high throughput sequencing, bioinformatics, molecular biology, nanoparticle synthesis, and systems biology to understand the problem of Hepatobiliary cancers.