Prof. K.S. Jagannatha Rao was one of the leading scientists in neuroscience research in globe
He was the Director on Institute for Scientific Research and Technological Advances (INDICASAT AIP), Republic Panama and contributed lot in building innovation in higher education and research in Panama since 2010.
played a key role in building PRISM (Panamanian Research Institutes of Science and Medicine) in Latin America and established 7 Centres in this institute, The Institute attracted funds from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, NIH, UK Grants, MRC-UK, ICGEB, NSF, Alzheimer’s Foundation etc.
Dr. Rao has his research area on Brain Research and established Alzheimer’s Centre and published 165 papers in leading Biochemistry and Neuroscience Journals,supervised 19 Ph.D students.
Dr. Rao is also adjunct faculty of Biomedical Informatics of UTHS, Houston, and Advisory Board Member of UT- El Paso Minority Health NIH program, USA and Adjunct Faculty, Methodist Research Institute, Houston, USA.
Dr. Rao was elected Member of Panamanian Association for the Advancement of Science (APANAC)- Considered as National Science Academy of Panama ; Fellow of National Academy of Sciences (NASI)- India, 2006; Fellow of Royal Society of Biology (UK) 2016; Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) 2016, Foreign Fellow of Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences (India) 2016; Fellow of Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy (India) 2008,fellow of world academy of sciences (FTWAS)2018
born in India received his undergraduate and Ph.D degrees from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati. Later Dr. Rao joined in 1987 Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore,
Dr. Rao is instrumental in establishing Biomedical Research facility and the first Depression Brain Bank in JagadguruShivaratheswaraSwamiji medical college, Mysore, India.,
Dr. Rao is on the editorial Board of 25 journals. Dr. Rao got national and international recognitions for the work done in India.
Received Sir C.V. Raman Award by Karnataka State Council of Science and Technology, 2003;
Invited member for task force on Al in water and human health, Canada, 1998; DBT Overseas Associate ship awardee, 1996;
Advisory Board Member of Jai Research
IBRO- France awardee
scientific ambassador to cancer research ,china 2019