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Lolita Nidadavolu, PhD Medical Student


Saleem Khan, PhD


PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, 2013

BA in Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, 2006

Why I chose Pitt

I selected the University of Pittsburgh because of the wide range of excellent research opportunities available to me here.

After successfully defending her thesis, Lolita returned to Medical School here at the University of Pittsburgh.


LS Nidadavolu, Y Reddy, LJ Niedernhofer, SA Khan. "MicroRNA expression changes in the XFE progeroid syndrome in mice caused by depletion of ERCC1-XPF, a nuclease required for several DNA repair pathways." Keystone Symposium: New Insights into Healthspan and Diseases of Aging: From Molecular to Functional Senescence Poster Presentation. Tahoe City, CA. February 2010.

LS Nidadavolu, LJ Niedernhofer, SA Khan. "The role of microRNAs in promoting cellular senescence." Keystone Symposium: MicroRNAs and Human Disease. Banff, Alberta, Canada. February 2011.

LS Nidadavolu, LJ Niedernhofer, SA Khan. "Identification of microRNAs associated with progeroid and normal aging in mice." American Physician Scientist Association, 8th Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. April 2012.

LS Nidadavolu, LJ Niedernhofer, SA Khan. "Identification of differentially expressed microRNAs in a progeroid mouse model." American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting. Seattle, WA. May 2012. (Oral presentation)