Dr. Lakshmi Reddy Palam received his bachelor’s degree from Nagarjuna University, India. Dr. Palam subsequently completed his master’s degree in Biotechnology from Bharathidasan University, India. Dr. Palam completed his Ph.D. degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from Biochemistry department in IU School of Medicine, Indianapolis. Dr. Palam received his research training in laboratory of Dr. Ronald Wek, where he studied mRNA translation regulation mechanisms involved in cellular integrated stress response (ISR). Dr. Palam further pursued postdoctoral fellowship in endocrinology division, medicine department, IU School of Medicine, Indianapolis, where he studied the role of ISR to drug resistance in pancreatic cancer. Dr. Palam is currently the Assistant Research Professor in Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research, Pediatrics department, IU School of Medicine.