Professor, Division of Signaling and Gene Expression
Pfizer Endowed Chair in Cancer Immunology and Oncology
A member of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Rao received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from Osmania University in India and her Ph.D. from Harvard University. After many years as a faculty member at the Harvard Medical School and the Immune Disease Institute in Boston, she joined the La Jolla Institute in 2010. She has worked on signaling and gene transcription for many years, is a member of numerous advisory panels, and has received several major awards.