Mahendra S. Rao
NYSCF (New York Stem Cell Foundation) and Q therapeutics
Mahendra Rao joins The New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute as the Vice President for Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Rao brings decades of experience in stem cell science and business development to NYSCF's mission to translate stem cell research into cures. Dr. Rao was the Director of the NIH Center for Regenerative Medicine since its founding in 2010. Prior to joining the NIH, Dr. Rao spent six years as the vice president of Regenerative Medicine at Life Technologies, Inc.
He has over twenty years of experience in all aspects of the stem cell field including government, academia, and business.