Tadimeti Rao



Tadimeti Rao

Tadimeti Rao

Scientific Director and Fellow


Why I'm a JPAL

J&J is a global company and our research is global, and we have the culture of accepting, integrating and leveraging external science/innovation for advancing J&J's business. I am also eager to help start up companies in JLABS to think "strategically".


Rao received his BS and MS in Pharmacy& Pharmaceutical Sciences (both from Andhra Univ, India), and PhD in Pharmacology (Univ of Alberta, Canada). Following post-doctoral work with Novartis, Rao's 20+ yr of drug discovery/early development career spanned both Pharma and Biotech ( Pharmacia (Pfizer), Merck, Kalypsys and now Janssen), with successful advancement of concepts into clinic in multiple therapeutic areas (Immunology-Inflammation, Neuroscience, Oncology and Metabolic Diseases) .


"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world"


Fun fact:

Played cricket