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Keerthi Appala

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Graduate Student
Teaching Assistant
  • Analytical chemistry student.Love to watch cricket, badmintion, scoccer.
  • Read books and documentaries in free time.
  • Dog lover,coffee addict, like to travel more and explore different food.
  • I would like to enhance my learning skills and knowledge through continuous learning process.
  • Hardworking and carrier oriented women.

 

Education:

Ph.D, Analytical Chemistry - University of Georgia ,Athens, GA.                        Present

M.S, Chemistry, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY.                     2017-2019

M.pharm, Pharmaceutical Analysis & Quality Assurance, Osmania University.    2013-2015

B. Pharmacy, Sri Venkateshwara College of Pharmacy, Hyderabad, India            2009-2013.

Research Areas:
Research Interests:
  • Analytical chromatography
  • LC-MS/MS
  • Analysis of protein drugs and carbohydrates.
  • Bio analysis of drugs and biologics

 

Selected Publications:

 

  1. Nimmu, Narendra & Arnipalli, Manikanta & Appala, Keerthi & Khalid, Sara & Rao, Ramisetti. 2018. LC–MS/MS Determination of Antihypertension Drugs in Rat Plasma and Urine: Applications to Pharmacokinetics. Chromatographia. 81. 10.1007/s10337-018-3618-x.
  2. Kasumba, J.; Appala, K.; Agga, G. E.; Loughrin, J. H.; Conte, E. D. Anaerobic Digestion of Livestock and Poultry Manures Spiked with Tetracycline Antibiotics. J Environ Sci Health B 2019, 1–13. https://doi.org/10.1080/03601234.2019.1667190.
  3. Appala K, Bimpeh K, Freeman C, Hines KM. Recent applications of mass spectrometry in bacterial lipidomics. Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry2020, 412(24), 5935–5943. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00216-020-02541-8

  4. Freeman, C., Hynds, H. M., Carpenter, J. M., Appala, K., Bimpeh, K., Barbarek, S., Gatto, C., Wilkinson, B. J., & Hines, K. M. (2021). Revealing Fatty Acid Heterogeneity in Staphylococcal Lipids with Isotope Labeling and RPLC-IM-MS. Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry,2021 32(9), 2376–2385. https://doi.org/10.1021/jasms.1c00092 

  5. Agga, G.E.; Couch, M.; Parekh, R.R.; Mahmoudi, F.; Appala, K.; Kasumba, J.; Loughrin, J.H.; Conte, E.D. Lagoon, Anaerobic Digestion, and Composting of Animal Manure Treatments Impact on Tetracycline Resistance Genes. Antibiotics 202211, 391. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics11030391

 

Of note:
  • Graduate Teaching Assitant.
  • Love to work in anlaytical chemistry field knowing more about LC-MS and other analytical techniques and their trouble shooting.
  • Carried out research on "Quantification of tylosin antibiotics and antibiotic resistant genes in the cattle waste" using LCMS/MS in collaboration with USDA as a part of my master's research at Western Kentucky University (WKU)  and waiting to publish.
  • Co-author for "Anaerobic Digestion of Livestock and Poultry Manures spiked with Tetracycline Antibiotics" published in Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B 
  • Co-author for " LC-MS/MS Determination of Antihypertension Drugs in Rat Plasma and Urine: Applications to Pharmacokinetics" published in Chromatographia journal.
  • Outstanding graduate student award (2019, WKU) by American Institute of Chemists. 

Major Professor

Assistant Professor

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