Sripriya Nannu Shankar

Sripriya Nannu Shankar , PhD

Assistant Professor

Kettering Lab Complex


COM EH Indstr Hygiene Division - 0056


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.): University of Florida, FL, USA, 2023 (Major: Environmental Engineering Sciences; Concentration: Clinical and Translational Science)

Master of Technology (M. Tech): Anna University, TN, India, 2016 (Biotechnology)

Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech): Anna University TN, India, 2013 (Biotechnology)

Research and Practice Interests

Evaluate the in vitro toxicity of airborne pollutants and emerging contaminants; Develop an in silico-in vitro-in vivo framework; Design and develop next-generation systems for exposure assessment of airborne particles; Monitor occupational exposure to bioaerosols; Translational research in environmental and occupational health.


Peer Reviewed Publications

Sripriya Nannu Shankar, William B. Vass, John A. Lednicky, Tracey Logan, Rebeccah L. Messcher, Arantzazu Eiguren-Fernandez, Stavros Amanatidis, Tara Sabo-Attwood & Chang-Yu Wu (2024. ) The BioCascade-VIVAS system for collection and delivery of virus-laden size-fractionated airborne particles.Journal of Aerosol Science, , 175 ,106263 More Information

Sripriya Nannu Shankar, Kiran Mital, Eric Le, Gregory S. Lewis, Arantzazu Eiguren-Fernandez, Tara Sabo-Attwood & Chang-Yu Wu (2023. ) Assessment of Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer (SMPS) for online monitoring of delivered dose in an in vitro aerosol exposure system.Toxicology in Vitro, , 92 ,105650 More Information

Hongwan Li, Sripriya Nannu Shankar, Chiran T. Witanachchi, John A. Lednicky, Julia C. Loeb, Md. Mahbubul Alam, Z. Hugh Fan, Michael Lauzardo, Karim Mohamed, Arantzazu Eiguren-Fernandez & Chang-Yu Wu (2023. ) Lack of SARS-CoV-2 in environmental samples collected from September 2020-February 2021 in a university that followed CDC reopening guidance.Hygiene and Environmental Health Advances, , 7 ,100061 More Information

Vass W.B.; Lednicky J.A.; Shankar S.N.; Fan Z.H.; Eiguren-Fernandez A.; Wu C.Y. (09-01-2022. ) Viable SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant detected in aerosols in a residential setting with a self-isolating .Journal of Aerosol Science, , 165 , More Information

Li H.; Shankar S.N.; Witanachchi C.T.; Lednicky J.A.; Loeb J.C.; Alam M.M.; Fan Z.H.; Mohamed K.; Boyette J.A.; Eiguren-Fernandez A.; Wu C.Y. (01-01-2022. ) Environmental Surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 in Two Restaurants from a Mid-scale City that Followed U.S.Aerosol and Air Quality Research, , 22 (1 ) , More Information

Nannu Shankar S.; Witanachchi C.T.; Morea A.F.; Lednicky J.A.; Loeb J.C.; Alam M.M.; Fan Z.H.; Eiguren-Fernandez A.; Wu C.Y. (01-01-2022. ) SARS-CoV-2 in residential rooms of two self-isolating persons with COVID-19.Journal of Aerosol Science, , 159 , More Information

Dhakshinamoorthy M.; Ponnusamy S.K.; Nyayiru Kannaian U.P.; Srinivasan B.; Shankar S.N.; Kilavan Packiam K. (10-01-2021. ) Plant-microbe interactions implicated in the production of camptothecin – An anticancer biometabolit.Environmental Research, , 201 , More Information

Li H.; Shankar S.N.; Witanachchi C.T.; Lednicky J.A.; Loeb J.C.; Alam M.M.; Hugh Fan Z.; Mohamed K.; Eiguren-Fernandez A.; Wu C.Y. (01-01-2021. ) Environmental surveillance and transmission risk assessments for sars-cov-2 in a fitness center.Aerosol and Air Quality Research, , 21 (11 ) , More Information

Sripriya N.; Ranjith Kumar M.; Ashwin Karthick N.; Bhuvaneswari S.; Udaya Prakash N.K. (01-01-2021. ) In silico evaluation of multispecies toxicity of natural compounds.Drug and Chemical Toxicology, , 44 (5 ) ,480-486 More Information

Lednicky J.A.; Lauzard M.; Fan Z.H.; Jutla A.; Tilly T.B.; Gangwar M.; Usmani M.; Shankar S.N.; Mohamed K.; Eiguren-Fernandez A.; Stephenson C.J.; Alam M.M.; Elbadry M.A.; Loeb J.C.; Subramaniam K.; Waltzek T.B.; Cherabuddi K.; Morris J.G.; Wu C.Y. (11-01-2020. ) Viable SARS-CoV-2 in the air of a hospital room with COVID-19 patients.International Journal of Infectious Diseases, , 100 ,476-482 More Information

Lednicky J.A.; Shankar S.N.; Elbadry M.A.; Gibson J.C.; Alam M.M.; Stephenson C.J.; Eiguren-Fernandez A.; Glenn Morris J.; Mavian C.N.; Salemi M.; Clugston J.R.; Wu C.Y. (01-01-2020. ) Collection of SARS-CoV-2 virus from the air of a clinic within a university student health care cent.Aerosol and Air Quality Research, , 20 (6 ) ,1167-1171 More Information

Nannu Shankar S.; Srinivasan B.; Ananthakrishnan B.; Nyayiru Kannaian U.P. (11-01-2019. ) First report of Leptoxyphium kurandae infection on Thespesia populnea (L.) Sol. ex Correa in India.Journal of Plant Pathology, , 101 (4 ) ,1233 More Information

Udaya Prakash N.K.; Sripriya N.; Aishwarya V.; Preethy S.; Benetta S.; Bhuvaneswari S. (09-12-2019. ) Synthesis of AgNPs Using Flowers Exhibiting Different Photoresponse.IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, , 574 (1 ) , More Information

Udaya Prakash N.K.; Sripriya N.; Gowtham K.; Suresh S.; Sampathkumar B.; Bhuvaneswari S. (08-01-2019. ) A study on the impact of fire crackers on airborne microflora during diwali.Heliyon, , 5 (8 ) , More Information

Sripriya N.; Vasantharaj S.; Mani U.; Shanmugavel M.; Jayasree R.; Gnanamani A. (03-01-2019. ) Encapsulated enhanced silver nanoparticles biosynthesis by modified new route for nano-biocatalytic activity.Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, , 18 , More Information

Yuqiao Chen, Jiayi Chen, Sripriya Nannu Shankar, Stavros Amanatidis, Arantzazu Eiguren-Fernandez, Nathan Kreisberg, Steven Spielman, John A Lednicky, Chang-Yu Wu (2024. ) The BioCascade impactor: A novel device for direct collection of size-fractionated bioaerosols into liquid medium.Aerosol Science and Technology, , More Information

Y Zhang, S Nannu Shankar, WB Vass, JA Lednicky, ZH Fan, D Agdas, R Makuch, CY Wu (2024. ) Air change rate and SARS-CoV-2 exposure in hospitals and residences: A meta-analysis.Aerosol Science and Technology, , More Information

Honors and Awards

2023: 3rd prize in Art competition (Microscopic category) at the 41st AAAR Annual conference

2022: Axel Hendrickson student scholarship award, C. David Cooper Scholarship Program, Florida Section Air & Waste Management Association

2022: Winner, Poster competition, at the 40th AAAR Annual conference

2021-22 Attributes of a Gator Engineer award for “Service to the Global Community”, University of Florida

2020: 2nd prize in video competition at the 38th AAAR Annual conference

2020: 3rd prize in Art competition (Non-microscopic category) at the 38th AAAR Annual conference

2019: Winner, Platform presentation competition, International conference on applications of biotechnology and nanotechnology, India

2019: Winner, Platform presentation competition, National conference and exhibition on herbal biodiversity and health management-new strategies and approaches, India

2018: Winner, Poster presentation competition, International symposium on genetic diversity, India

2016: Winner, Competition for real-time demonstration at the BIOFEST-2016 expo, India

2015: Winner, Platform presentation competition, Regional conference on recent advances in nanobiotechnology, India

2013: Winner (Students platform presentation competition and live demonstration of research method), 2nd International Project Competition & Exhibition (VISAI 2012), India


Exposure assessment, Aerosols, Airborne particles, Nanoparticles, Toxicity, Bioaerosols, Respiratory deposition, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational health, Air quality monitoring, Translational science