Dr. Jagadeesh Rao

Scientific Officer

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Dr. Jagadeesh Rao is a Ph.D in Biochemistry with over 18 years experience as a research scientist and science administrator.  He leads our product development in the areas of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, neuroscience, and other neuropsychiatric disorders.  He has extensive experience working at various centers of the National Institute of Health (NIH). 

From 2014 to 2017, Dr. Rao was Scientific Review Officer at the National Institute of Drug Abuse; Previously, he held various positions including Staff Scientist at the Brain Physiology and Metabolism Section.  Prior to that Dr. Rao worked on herbal drugs and characterized the biological efficacy of various plant extractions at Himalaya Drug Company and was also part of the Discover Group at Johnson and Johnson.

Dr. Rao received his Ph.D. in Neurochemistry, in 1998, from the National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences, India. He did his post-doctoral training at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he worked on major depression and bipolar disorder projects as well as animal models of depression.  Dr. Rao is an elected associate member to the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.