Dr. Jorge Motta

Research lines or specialties:

Neuroscience- Mechanisms of proteins conformations in neurodegenerative disorders, DNA dynamics in neurodegenerative brain,  Nano-neutraceuticals, Development of Alzheimer’s and traumatic brain injury animal models; stem cells in brain disorders, Metals in human brain, Neurotoxicology,; Biomarkers; Neuronutraceuticals; Brain foods; Computational biology to understand protein aggregation; Indigenous medicinal plants.

Summary of resume:

Dr. Rao is on the Editorial board member of 20 journals. He has guided 20 Ph.D and 8 postdoctoral fellows. He is on the International review board of Parkinson disease association UK, France Mental health grant program, Department of Biotechnology, India. He is on the Panel committee member on Stem Cell Research Protocols in India-2009-10. He is the Fellow of National Academy of Sciences (India), Linnaean Society (UK), Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy (Singapore). He is the guest editor for two special issues of journals on Alzheimer´s disease. He has international collaborations with scientists in USA, UK, Italy, Germany, Taiwan, Japan. He has published 120 papers and 6 book chapters.

Selected publications:

Guerrero E, Vasudevaraju P, Hegde ML, Britton GB, Rao KS. Recent Advances in α-Synuclein Functions, Advanced Glycation, and Toxicity: Implications for Parkinson’s Disease. Mol Neurobiol. 2013  Apr;47(2):525-36.

Lakey-Beitia J, Berrocal R, Rao KS, Durant AA Polyphenols as Therapeutic Molecules in Alzheimer’s Disease Through Modulating Amyloid Pathways. Mol Neurobiol. 2014 May 15

Madrigal M, Rao KS, Riordan NH, A review of therapeutic effects of mesenchymal stem cell secretions and induction of secretory modification by different culture methods, J Transl Med. 2014 Oct 11;12(1):260

Thesis in process:

  • Erika Guerrero, Studies on TDP43 in Movement disorders, Nagajuna University, India
  • Velmarini Vasquez, Molecular Studies on Synuclein in Parkinson disease, Nagajuna University, India
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Dr. Jagannatha Rao

Highest academic degree: Ph.D., Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, India

Category: Director

Level in National Research System (SNI): Distinguished Researcher (2012-till date).

Contact information:

E-mail: kjr5n2009@gmail.com, jrao@indicasat.org.pa
Phone:  +507 517 0732, +507-517-0704