Govindarajan Srimathveeravalli, PhD

About Me

I am a biomedical engineer with expertise in developing new technologies and techniques for minimally invasive image-guided cancer treatments. I have been on the research faculty at MSK since 2012. I also serve as Co-Director of the Interventional Radiology Research Lab.

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My group researches the effect of electric pulses on cell biology. Our goal is to use the knowledge acquired from basic experiments to develop treatment techniques and drug delivery strategies that advance tumor control without affecting surrounding healthy tissue. We use computer simulations and mathematical models to develop new devices and optimize energy delivery to the tumor.

Our lab also explores adjuvants that can be administered following energy delivery to stimulate the immune system and promote wound healing. Our research has yielded new treatment techniques for cancer in the genitourinary tract, respiratory organs, and the brain.

Working at MSK provides a unique opportunity to develop cutting-edge therapies that can be rapidly brought to patients. My colleagues are leaders in their respective fields. It is a transformative experience working with doctors dedicated to finding a cure for cancer.

Besides research, I am passionate about training and mentorship. I include visiting investigators, postdoctoral fellows, and students at all levels of my research program.

  • Clinical Expertise: Imaging Sciences
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: PhD in mechanical engineering, University at Buffalo
  • Fellowships: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (radiology)

My Research

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See Govindarajan Srimathveeravalli’s laboratory
research at Memorial Sloan Kettering.


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Clinical Trials

As home to one of the world’s top cancer research centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering is typically involved in more than 900 clinical trials at a given time. Currently, clinical trials focused on the conditions I treat are enrolling new patients. If you’re interested in joining a clinical trial, click to learn about the trial’s purpose, eligibility criteria, and how to get more information.

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