Date:August 10, 2012

Pulivarthi Rao, PhD

Associate Director
Cancer Cytogenetics Core Laboratory
Texas Children’s Cancer Center

Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Section of Hematology-Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine

Pulivarthi Rao, PhD
1102 Bates Ave., Suite 1030.16
Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 832-824-4820
Fax: 832-825-4038

About Pulivarthi Rao, PhD

Dr. Pulivarthi Rao is the Associate Director of the Cancer Cytogenetics Core Laboratory and a principal investigator for the Cancer Genetics and Genomics Program at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers.

His research laboratory analyzes the genetic basis of malignant transformations, most notably in osteosarcoma and multiple myeloma. He hopes to develop molecular cytogenetic techniques for the analysis of human cancers (comparative cancer cytogenetics).

​​​​​​​His primary research interests are: 1) the genetic basis of deregulation of cellular proliferation, and 2) differentiation associated with malignant transformation.

He is certified with a Clinical Laboratory Cytogenetics Director License by the New York State Department of Health.

Learn more about the research laboratory of Pulivarthi Rao, PhD or the Cancer Cytogenetics Core Laboratory.


PhD, Nagarjuna University, India
Post-doctoral fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Department of Human Genetics

Professional Organizations

Member, American Society for Human Genetics (ASHG)
Member, American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Member, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)