Dr. Sailaja Mandalapu is from India. She graduated from Periyar University with a master’s degree in Biochemistry. After graduation she went on to work in the field of Genetics for 2 years and later moved to Germany. She received her PhD in Biochemistry from Georg August University in Germany and moved to U.S. She did her postdoc at Rutgers and Delaware State University. After 12 years in research, she decided to change her career. Before joining THA she taught at Delaware Technical Community College in Delaware as an adjunct science instructor. She is very excited to join THA.