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.