Rama Sashank Madhurapantula
Rama Sashank Madhurapantula is a research assistant professor in the Biology Department, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. His current research involves developing microscopy techniques to establish macroscopic stress vs strain relations in body tissues that present mixed-tissue compositions, in conjunction with X-ray diffraction scanning techniques to establish tissue composition. His doctoral work was in understanding molecular changes to collagens with diseases and changes in fibrous structures such as myelin. In recognition of scientific endeavors and achievements, Dr. Madhurapantula was elected as chair to the Fiber Diffraction Special Interest Group of the American Crystallographic Association in 2020 and awarded the Margaret C. Etter Student Lecturer award in 2014.