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Keerthi Appala

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Graduate Student
Teaching Assistant
  • 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.
  • Hard working and carrer oriented women.



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:

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.

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.

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. 

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