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Published in This Week on December 24, 2012

Biochemistry faculty welcome Velma

VelmaDr. Venkatramreddy Velma, a molecular biologist with an interest in nuclear organization and dynamics in cancer cells, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an instructor in the Department of Biochemistry.

After receiving the B.S. in microbiology, botany and chemistry from Osmania University, India, in 1999, Velma earned a master's of science in biotechnology at Bharathidasan University, India, in 2002, and a Ph.D. in environmental science at Jackson State University in 2009. Velma has served as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Biochemistry at UMMC since September 2009.

An active member of the American Society for Cell Biology, the Environmental Mutagen Society and the Society of Toxicology, Velma is coauthor of nine articles in peer-reviewed publications and one book chapter.

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