Pulivarthi H. Rao, PhD
- Texas Medical Center
Associate Director, Cancer Cytogenetics Core Laboratory, Texas Children’s Cancer Center
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine
|Nagarjuna University, India||PhD||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Department of Human Genetics||post-doctoral fellow|
|American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS)||Member|
|American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)||Member|
|American Society for Human Genetics (ASHG)||Member|
Dr. Pulivarthi Rao is the Associate Director of the Cancer Cytogenetics Core Laboratory and a principal investigator for the Cancer Genetics and Genomics Program at Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers.
His research laboratory analyzes the genetic basis of malignant transformations, most notably in osteosarcoma and multiple myeloma. He hopes to develop molecular cytogenetic techniques for the analysis of human cancers (comparative cancer cytogenetics).
His primary research interests are: 1) the genetic basis of deregulation of cellular proliferation, and 2) differentiation associated with malignant transformation.
He is certified with a Clinical Laboratory Cytogenetics Director License by the New York State Department of Health.
Learn more about the Cancer Cytogenetics Core Laboratory.