Rajesh C. Rao, MD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Assistant Professor, Pathology
Leslie and Abigail Wexner Emerging Scholar
Dr. Rajesh Rao is an ophthalmologist and his long-term goal is to use stem cell biology and epigenetics to decipher the pathogenesis of retinal disease. He is developing a stem cell therapy for age-related macular degeneration and also hopes to develop novel pharmacologic gene and cell-based clinical therapies to promote regeneration and reduce scar and tumor formation for patients with blinding retinal diseases.