Raju Rajala, PhD

Raju Rajala is the M.G. McCool Chair in Ophthalmology and Professor in Physiology, Cell Biology, and Neuroscience at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. His primary focus is in regenerative medicine of the retina and is currently developing innovative approaches to prevent visual loss through manipulation of metabolic reprogramming, use of lipid-nanotechnology, viral-mediated gene therapies, stem-cell implantation, 3D-Bioprinting, and activation of endogenous neuroprotective pathways. Dr. Rajala’s ultimate goal is generating translational application of this work into Phase I human studies. Dr. Rajala is a Regular Member of the NIH Biology of the Visual Systems (BVS) Study Section and is an Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group) an Associate Editor of BMC-Ophthalmology.