Dr. Shanker Kalakotla completed schooling from Government High School, Ursu-Warangal and intermediate from CKM college Warangal. He has completed Diploma in Pharmacy from State Board of Technical Education & Training (SBTET), Bachelor of Pharmacy from Kakatiya University, Master of Pharmacy from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad (JNTUH) and PhD from JNT University Hyderabad (JNTUH), India. He completed his Full-Time PhD, at the age of 29, under the supervision of Dr G Krishna Mohan, Professor of Pharmacy, Centre for Pharmaceutical Sciences JNTUH. He was the first alumni student to finish M. Pharm and full-time PhD from Centre for Pharmaceutical Sciences, IST, JNTUH University. He was a Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) awardee from Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB-DST), Professional PG scholarship awardee from University Grants Commission- New Delhi and two times travel grant receiver from CSIR and CICS respectively. He was first PhD candidate to receive Swaeroes Fellowship. He presented his PhD work in various international platforms like Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand etc., He has a given oral presentation on New Drug Development for the treatment of Diabetes, Liver Toxicity and Cancer using Nano Medicine in various conferences, seminars and workshops in India. He has published more than 29 research articles in international peer reviewed, science citation indexed reputed journals with more than 100 citations. He achieved 59 cumulative impact-factor of his total research articles published so far. He applied for 2 patents so far and waiting for the results. He gained Industrial R&D experience in one of top Healthcare company called GlaxoSmithKline GSK-Healthcare as a Scientist-R&D Innovation, Genome Valley R&D division Hyderabad, India. He is an editorial member and scientific reviewer for more than 8 international journals. Currently he is working as a Senior Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in School of Life Sciences, New Drug Development laboratory, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea.