Rajashekhar Gangaraju, Ph.D.

Rajashekhar Gangaraju imageProfessor

Anatomy and Neurobiology
The University of Tennessee
Health Science Center

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
930 Madison Building
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-2721
Email: Rajashekhar Gangaraju



  • Ph.D. Institute: National University of Singapore, School of Medicine, Molecular Biology
  • Postdoctoral: Indiana University School of Medicine, Vascular Biology

Research Interests

My research program’s goal is to employ adult stem cells derived from adipose tissue for the treatment of retinal neuro-vascular pathology. We primarily utilize preclinical in vitro and in vivo models to investigate the potential of our findings for clinical translation, with the long-term goal of advancing clinical management of Diabetic retinopathy (DR) and Age-related macular degeneration. By training, I am a cell biologist with experience in Physiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Pharmacology with special interest in vascular biology. 

Recent Publications