Education

2006

Acharya Nagarjuna University, Andhra Pradesh, India
Bachelors

2008

Indian Institute of Madras, India
Masters

2012

University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Ph.D.

Experience

  • 2014 - 16, NIH funded Postdoctoral Fellowship | University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA 
  • 2014, Faculty | VIT University, Vellore, India
  • 2013, Faculty | Vignans University, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • 2009 - 2012, Research Engineer | Synarc Imaging Technologies and Biomediq A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark

Skills & Abilities

  • Water Supply Engineering  and Wastewater Engineering (Domestic & Industrial).
  • Green technologies and Sustainable Engineering/Management.
  • Environmental Chemistry, management and Biotechnology.
  • Life cycle analysis & Life cost analysis of Wastewater treatment (or solid waste)

Honors + Awards

  • 2014-16: NIH funded Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California at Los Angeles
  • 2012-13: Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Western Ontario
  • 2009-12: Fully funded PhD scholarship, University of Copenhagen
  • 2007-08: DAAD-IIT Fellow at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • 2008: Shushrutha Award for best academic record during M.Tech from IIT Madras

Memberships

  • International society for magnetic resonance in medicine (ISMRM)

Research Interest

  • Diagnosis and monitoring of musculoskeletal disorders from Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Multi-channel ECG signal processing using pattern recognition
  • Study of structural and functional brain changes in neurological diseases
  • Multi-modal Imaging using machine learning
  • Invention of MRI based biomarkers for early diagnosis and prediction of musculoskeletal and neurological disorders

List of Publications

Patents

  • Li S, Tummala S, Tay K, W Romano, Ho D, Osman S, Predictive Intervertebral Disc Degeneration Detection Engine. US 9526457 B2.

Media Highlights

Refereed Journals

  • Tummala S, Bay-Jensen AC, Karsdal MA, Dam EB, Diagnosis of Osteoarthritis by Cartilage Surface Smoothness Quantified Automatically from knee MRI. Cartilage, 2(1), 2011, 50-59. (IF 2.0)
  • Tummala S, Nielsen M, Lillholm M, Christiansen C, Dam EB, Automatic Quantification of Tibio-Femoral Contact Area and Congruity. IEEE Trans. Med. Imag., 31(7), 2012, 1404-1412. (IF 4.6)
  • Palomares JA#, Tummala S#, Wang DJJ, Park B, Woo MA, et. al., Water Exchange across the Blood-Brain Barrier in Obstructive Sleep Apnea: An MRI diffusion-weighted pseudo-continuous arterial spin labelling study. J of Neuroimaging, 26(6), 2015, 900-905. (# co-first authors, IF 1.7)
  • Tummala S, Palomares JA, Kang DW, Park B, Woo MA, Harper RM, Kumar R, Global and Regional Brain Non-Gaussian Diffusion changes in Obstructive Sleep Apnea. SLEEP, 39(1), 2016, 51-57. (IF 5.7)
  • Tummala S, Roy B, Park B, Kang DW, Woo MA, Harper RM, Kumar R, Associations between Brain White Matter Integrity and Disease Severity in Obstructive Sleep Apnea. J of Neuroscience Research, 94(10), 2016, 915-923. (IF 2.5)
  • Tummala S, Roy B, Vig R, Park B, Kang DW, Woo MA, Harper RM, Kumar R, Non-Gaussian Diffusion Imaging Shows Brain Myelin and Axonal Changes in Obstructive Sleep Apnea. J of Computer Assisted Tomography, 41 (2), 2017, 181-189. (IF 1.4)
  • Tummala S, Schiphof D, Byrjalsen I, Dam EB, Validation of Gender Differences in Knee Joint Congruity quantified from MRI: A Validation Study with Data from Center for Clinical and Basic Research And Osteoarthritis Initiative. Cartilage, (In Press) (IF 2.0)

International Conferences

  • Tummala S, Dam EB, Surface Smoothness: Cartilage Biomarkers for knee OA beyond the Radiologist. SPIE medical imaging 2010, 762323, San Diego, USA.
  • Tummala S, Nielsen M, Dam EB, Automatic Quantification of Congruity from knee MRI. MICCAI Computational Biomechanics for Medicine workshop, 2011, Toronto, Canada.
  • Max Law WK, Garvin G, Tummala S, Tay KY, Leung A, Li S, Gradient Competition Anisotropy for Centerline Extraction and Segmentation of Spinal Cords. Information Processing in Medical Imaging, 2013, Alisomar, USA.
  • Tummala S, Karsdal MA, Bay-Jensen AC, Dam EB, Tibial and Femoral Cartilage Smoothness: Diagnostic Markers of Early Osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis Research Society International, 2009, Montreal, Canada.
  • Tummala S, Pettersen P, Dam EB, Tibio-femoral Contact Area Quantification for the Investigation of Early Osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis Research Society International, 2010, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Tummala S, Dam EB, Nielsen M, Diagnosis of Early OA by Automatic Quantification of Congruity from knee MRI. Osteoarthritis Research Society International, 2011, San Diego, USA.
  • Palomares JA, Wang DJJ, Park B, Tummala S, Woo MA, Kang DW, Harper RM, Kumar R, Altered Blood-Brain Barrier Function in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2015, Toronto, Canada.
  • Palomares JA, Park B, Tummala S, Woo MA, Kang DW, Harper RM, Kumar R, Relationships between Axonal and Myelin Alternations with Oxygen Saturation Changes in Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Sleep Meeting, 2015, Seattle, USA.
  • Pike NA, Tummala S, Palomares JA, Poulsen MK, Halnon NJ, Lewis AB, Kumar R, Relationships between Cognitive Function and Brain Structural Injury in Adolescents with Single Ventricle Heart Disease. Annual Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Symposium, 2015, Wisconsin, USA.
  • Woo MS, Tummala S, Afshar K, Rao A, Woo MA, Fukushima L, Kumar R, Brain injury in healthy adult of CF homozygous DELF508 patients. North American Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Conference, 2015, Phoenix, USA.
  • Tummala S, Palomares JA, Park B, Kang DW, Woo MA, Harper RM, Kumar R, Relationships between brain changes and apnea and hypopnea index in patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Society for Neuroscience, 2015, Chicago, USA.
  • Pike NA, Tummala S, Poulsen MP, Halnon NJ, Lewis AB, Kumar R, Brain Injury in Adolescents with Single Ventricle Heart Disease Compared to Healthy Controls. American Heart Association, 2015, Orlando, USA.
  • Tummala S, Park B, Vig R, Woo MA, Kang DW, Harper RM, Kumar R, Regional Brain Myelin Mapping in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2016, Singapore.
  • Tummala S, Park B, Vig R, Kang DW, Woo MA, Yan-Go FL, Harper RM, Kumar R, Regional Brain Tissue Entropy Assessment in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2016, Singapore.
  • Tummala S, Kang DW, Park B, Vig R, Woo MA, Harper RM, Kumar R, Regional Brain Iron Mapping in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2016, Singapore.
  • Park B, Tummala S, Vig R, Kang DW, Woo MA, Harper RM, Kumar R, Modular Reorganization of the Resting-State Brain Network in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2016, Singapore.
  • Tummala S, Park B, Vig R, Kang DW, Woo MA, et. al., Long-term Brain Injury Accompanies Anxiety in Obstructive Sleep Apnea. SLEEP Meeting, 2016, Denver, USA.
  • Kang DW, Tummala S, Park B, Vig R, Woo MA, et. al., Associations between Brain Injury and Depression Symptoms in Obstructive Sleep Apnea. SLEEP Meeting, 2016, Denver, USA.
  • Tummala S, Philby MF, Kumar R, Macey PM, et. al., Regional Brain Tissue Integrity Assessment in Pediatric Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. SLEEP Meeting, 2016, Denver, USA.
  • Chloe Tom, Vig R, Tummala S, Park B, Roy B, Kang DW, Woo MA, Kumar R, Correlations between Waist and Neck Circumferences and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Characteristics. SLEEP Meeting, 2016, Denver, USA.
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