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Prof. Kavi Devraj

Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences

Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
Hyderabad Campus
Jawahar Nagar, Kapra Mandal
Dist.-Medchal-500 078
Telangana, India

Awards and Honors

  • Award for being consistently meritorious in high school. 1990, St. Gabriel’s High School, Warangal, India
  • Top rank (99 percentile - 192 rank) in EAMCET - statewide engineering common entrance test, AP, India, 1996, AP State Entrance Board, for entrance to premier engineering colleges
  • Obtained a high score (1320/1600) in quantitative and analytical sections in paper version GRE, 1998, Educational Testing Service ETS, USA
  • Merit-based tuition scholarship for masters in biomedical engineering, WPI, USA, 2001
  • Mentor-based fellowship, American Diabetes Association, USA, 2002
  • Merit-based doctoral fellowship at Penn State University, National Institutes of Health NIH, USA, 2002.
  • COSAT summer fellowship, Neutrogena, Johnson and Johnson Inc, USA, 2003
  • Teaching with technology certificate, the graduate school of the Pennsylvania State University, USA, 2008
  • Graduate school teaching certificate, the graduate school of the Pennsylvania State University, 2008
  • Global Centers of Excellence GCOE Fellowship, Osaka University, Japan, 2010
  • Goethe University Clinic Foundation Award, Goethe University Medical School, Germany, 2011
  • Chair, Gordon Research Seminars (GRS), Barriers of the CNS, Gordon Research Conferences (GRC), USA, 2012
  • Editorial board member for the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism (JCBFM), 2014
  • Shortlisted for Excellence Cluster Cardio-Pulmonary Science Young Faculty, Max Planck Institute for Heart & Lung Research, Bad Nauheim, Germany, 2015
  • Sphingonet Young Investigator Award, Sphingonet Consortium, Leducq Foundation, USA, 2016
  • Senior author paper selected for cover page with commentary, Journal of Neurochemistry, USA, 2018
  • The Mildred-Scheel-Nachwuchszentrum young faculty nomination, The Mildred - Scheel- Nachwuchszentrum, Frankfurt, Germany, 2019
  • Chosen as PI for SFB DFG consortium grant application, Center for Personalized Translational Epilepsy Research (CEPTER), Frankfurt, Germany 2022