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Guthikonda Lecture Series

About the Guthikonda Lecture Series

In 2010, the Guthikonda family established this annual lectureship in Organic Chemistry at Stanford University to honor all members of the Guthikonda family since 1754. Originally from Moparru Village in Guntur District in Andhra Pradesh State, India, Drs. Ravindra and Padmavathy came to the US so that Ravindra could pursue his Ph.D. at Columbia University. After Columbia, Ravindra Guthikonda had a successful career as a scientist at Merck. Padmavathy Guthikonda was a physician, and their son, Dr. Kiran Guthikonda (1979 - ), earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Stanford University under the direction of Professor Justin Du Bois. The Guthikonda family is committed to supporting education and research at all levels and have set up endowments at Stanford and Columbia.


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