Kiran K. Velpula, PhD

Kiran Velpula, PhD 

Kiran Velpula, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Cancer Biology and Pharmacology (C-215)

University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria

One Illini Drive, Peoria, IL 61656


' (309) 671-3413

7 (309) 671-3442



2008   Doctor of Philosophy, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India

2001   M.S. in Biochemistry, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India


Postdoctoral Training

2010   Postdoctoral Research Associate, UICOMP

2008   Postdoctoral Fellow, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH



2016-Present            Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, 
                                 Yogivemana University, Kadapa, India

2015-Present            Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, UICOMP

2014-Present            Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology and Pharmacology, UICOMP

2014                         Instructor of Cancer Biology and Pharmacology, UICOMP



2016-Present            Member, James Scholar Committee

2015-Present            Member, Community Institutional Review Board (IRB)

2014-Present            Senate Member, The Senate of University of Illinois at Chicago


Service to the community

2016-Present            Member, Government Affairs Committee
The Peoria Chamber of Commerce, Peoria, IL

2016-Present            Member, Education and Workforce Development Committee
                        ​         T
he Peoria Chamber of Commerce, Peoria, IL

2015-Present            Horizons Club Program, PSD 150, Peoria, IL



2007-2008              Industrial Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Hyderabad, India

2001-2002              Junior Scientist, Virchow Biotech Pvt Ltd., Hyderabad, India


2015-2017               William E. McElroy Charitable Foundation
                                  Role: PI

2014-Present          UICOMP startup  
                                  Role: PI

2014-Present          Mark Linder Walk for the Mind  
                                  PI: Andrew J. Tsung
                                  Co-PI: Kiran K. Velpula