Selvendiran Karuppaiyah is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, where he has been a faculty member since 2011. Dr. Karuppaiyah has been working in the field of cancer research for almost 12 years. He completed his PhD at the University of Madras, Institute of Medical Biochemistry, where his work focused on cancer therapeutics. He then moved to Kurume Medical University in Japan as a post-doctoral research fellow, where his efforts included the targeting of STAT3 in liver cancer. In 2006, he was presented an opportunity to join The Ohio State University to work in ovarian cancer. Dr. Karuppaiyah was honored with the Young Investigator Award by the Kaleidoscope of Hope (KOH) Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research in both 2008 and 2009. He was also the recipient of a grant through the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Liz Tilberis Scholars Program in both 2011 and 2014 (renewal).