Rao Tata Lab

The research focus of the Rao lab lays at the interface of hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) and blood cancers to elucidate cellular and molecular pathways regulating functional maintenance and lineage fate choices of HSCs in health, aging, and hematologic malignancies. Our goal is to identify leukemic stem cell specific dependencies and vulnerabilities for targeted therapies. 

  • Leukemic Stem Cells, Cancer Metabolism and Aging
  • Mechanisms of myeloid leukemia initiation and progression
  • Evidence based novel targeted therapies for myeloid leukemias
  • Biomarkers of Myeloid Leukemias