Lohitesh Kovooru obtained his Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology (B. Tech) from the Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore. He did his Master's degree in Biotechnology (M. Eng) from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. His master’s thesis was deciphering role of autophagy in Glioblastoma multiforme. Lohitesh joined IBC2 in August 2018 as a member of the Developmental Cell Biology Group led by Christian Pohl, where he focuses on understanding the proximal tubule formation and developing a metastatic ccRCC model. As Christian moved to a career in industry, Lohitesh joined the Stolz group in 2021 to complete his Ph.D. under a co-mentorship of Christian and Alexandra.