Deepa A. Rao, PhD

Associate Professor
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Areas I Teach 

Educational History

PhD, Pharmaceutical Sciences--University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008
Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy--St. John’s University, 1999

Practice/Research Interests

Research interests focus on utilizing natural products as complementary or alternative therapeutic strategies for diseases like cancer, obesity and inflammation. The utility of many natural products is limited due to their solubility and low residence time in the body. Our lab helps design, characterize and assess natural product delivery systems to address these issues. The delivery systems will be assessed through UV-Vis, fluorescence, HPLC and other analytical techniques. Successful products will be assessed in relevant cell culture and animal models.

For more information, see my current publications list.

Outside the Classroom

My hobbies include reading mystery novels and traveling. My husband and I have 2 kids (1 human & 1 feline).


Please join me in congratulating School of Pharmacy faculty members Fawzy Elbarbry, PhD, RPh, BCPS and Deepa Rao, PhD, on their recent publications of new work.