December 15, 2020
Apollo Health Welcomes Ram Rao, Ph.D. as our Principal Research Scientist
Apollo Health is pleased to welcome Dr. Rammohan Rao (Ram) to our team as our Principal Research Scientist. Dr. Rao has a Ph.D. in neuroscience and biochemistry and has worked closely with Dr. Bredesen at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging where he was an Associate Professor of Neuroscience focusing in the areas of chronic stress, neuronal cell death, and mechanisms of age-associated neurodegenerative diseases with special emphasis on Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr. Rao has over twenty-five years of research and teaching experience in neuroscience and has published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals and chapters in several textbooks. He has supervised and trained several high school students, college interns, research technicians, and post-doctoral fellows. He is also a National Ayurveda Medical Association (NAMA) board-certified Ayurveda Practitioner and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) from Yoga Alliance USA and teaches Ayurveda and Yoga at the California College of Ayurveda.
The Bredesen Protocol is often described as a melding of the best of Eastern and Western medicine, with the Eastern influence coming largely from Dr. Rao. He has recently written a book entitled “Good Living Practices” featuring the best from Ayurveda, yoga, and modern science for achieving optimal health, happiness, and longevity, that has many overlapping strategies with the Bredesen Protocol.