Jayasimha Rao

Jayasimha Rao
Associate Professor, Department of Internal MedicinE, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, U.S


Jayasimha Rao completed his PhD in Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine from Osminia Univeristy. Currently, Dr. Rao is working as Associate Professor at the Internal Medicine/Section of Infectious Diseases/Carilion Medical Center/Jefferson College of Health Sciences, and as Assistant Professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. A major contribution of his research is focused on gaining insights into the epidemiological tracking of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and multidrug-resistant organisms (MRDOs). Specifically, Dr. Rao has studied Acinetobacter baumanii with whole genome sequencing as a tool and has further expanded knowledge in bacterial pathogenesis by using proteomics and genomics for identifying differentially expressed genes and proteins in clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginos. These organisms are frequently enountered in the hospital setting. In his laboratory, Dr. Rao has many years of research experience and technical expertise working with modern molecular methods such as PCR, RNA-seq, and cloning methods.

Research Interest

1. Bacterial pathogenesis and drug resistance evalutions in clicnial isolates of Pseduomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumanii. 2. Bacretial gene regulation. 3. Multi-drug resistance microrogansims (MDROs) including carbapenem-Resistance enterobacteracein clinical setings. 4. Molcular tools such as genome and RNA-sequencing, PCR and cloning expertise. 5. Antimicorbial peptides and screeing for the MDROs. 6. Epidimiological tracking of Hopstial Acquierd infections. 7. Bacterial vaccines