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Prasad Yarlagadda Rao, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Rao has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the field of biotechnology

Over the past five years, Dr. Prasad Yarlagadda Rao has been invited to the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Symposium in Cold Spring Harbor, NY, which focuses on the topic of Lyme diagnostics.

    ROCKVILLE, MD, January 23, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Prasad Yarlagadda Rao, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Rao celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Rao is renowned as a biotechnologist who has celebrated more than four decades in his field. Since 1990, he has excelled in his role as scientist for the Food and Drug Administration in Rockville. Originally active as a research fellow at Columbia University from 1974 to 1979, he subsequently worked as the director of research and development for Enzo Biochem Inc., a biotechnology company in New York City. Additionally, Dr. Rao flourished as a senior scientist at Bethesda Research Laboratories in Gaithersburg, MD, between 1979 and 1987.

A visiting scientist at Georgetown University, Dr. Rao provided his time and resources as a scientist at the National Cancer Institute with the National Institutes of Health. Over the past five years, he has been invited to the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Symposium in Cold Spring Harbor, NY, which focuses on the topic of Lyme diagnostics. The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a private, non-profit institution with research programs focusing on cancer, neuroscience, plant biology, genomics and quantitative biology.

While completing graduate and postgraduate coursework in college, Dr. Rao began contributing articles to various scientific publications, especially on sulfur nucleotides in RNA. During these years, he was notably the first person to demonstrate a presence of selenium in nucleic acids. Dr. Rao has since acquired a patent for novel biotinylated nucleotides.

During the 1980s, Dr. Rao served as the vice president of the Asian Indian Council and the president of the American ­ Indian Film Corporation in Washington. Born in Madras Province, India, he pursued an education at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, from which he acquired degrees in 1969 and 1976. An elected fellow of the American Institute of Chemists, he is also a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Honored with a David Coffin Award from Dexter Corporation in Windsor, CT, in 1987, Dr. Rao is also a celebrated Marquis listee who has been included in the first edition of Who's Who in Science and Engineering.

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