Dr. K. S. Rao

Senior Advisor, Non clinical Drug Development

Dr. K.S. Rao is a Board-Certified Toxicologist with more than 50 + years of global experience in safety evaluation. Dr. Rao has been providing guidance on product development to hundreds of companies across the world with major emphasis on testing schemes/strategies and Risk Assessment. He is the principal author of more than 500 safety evaluation study reports of various new compounds marketed or to be marketed. These reports are submitted to regulatory authorities of several countries including FDA & EPA (U.S.A), EMA, Japanese Health and Indian Regulatory Authorities.

He is an Emeritus Member of the Society of Toxicology (SOT) in USA. The first Indian Toxicologist, appointed for this status for being a member of the SOT for 40 years. Dr. Rao is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement award from the Society of Toxicology of India (STOX) for his outstanding contributions in Toxicology. Dr. Rao is the recipient of the Toxicologist Mentor Award from the Society of Toxicology (SOT). Dr. Rao is the First Indian origin to receive such an award in the 60-years history of the existence of the SOT.