Joseph Sushil Rao, MBBS

Genetic Engineering Lab, Schulze Diabetes Institute

Joseph Sushil Rao

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Genetic Engineering Lab, Schulze Diabetes Institute


Dr. Joseph Sushil Rao joined SDI in July 2019. He graduated from Medical School in 2017 from St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India. He was part of an exchange program with the University of Minnesota where he rotated as a medical student in the Division of Solid Organ Transplantation under Dr. Raja Kandaswamy in 2016. Dr. Rao pursued a research fellowship on CoCl2 sensitizing RAW macrophages in Hepatocytes to endotoxin (LPS) induced cell death in the Department of Gastroenterology University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands under the mentorship of Prof. A.J. Moshage in early 2016. Since his graduation, Dr. Rao has been associated with patient care and research in the Department of Surgical Oncology alongside his work in Tuberculosis with funding from the Welcome Trust/ DBT India Alliance Grant 2016 in the Department of Public Health at St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences. With a passion towards transplantation, he is currently part of the Abdominal Organ Transplantation team with Dr. Kandaswamy and as a researcher in tolerance studies with SDI as well as islet isolation in Dr. Erik Finger’s lab.



  1. Rao JS, Kumari S J, Kini U. Correlation of CD4 Counts with the FNAC Patterns of Tubercular Lymphadenitis in Patients with HIV: A Cross Sectional Pilot Study. Diagn. Cytopathol, 2015;43(1):16-20. DOI: 10.1002/dc.23177
  2. Jain NB, Balasundaram S, Rao JS*. When Bleeding Wins Clotting: The Surgical Dilemma in Life-Threatening Hemothorax in Hemophilia. J Cardiothorac Trauma 2018;3:20-3. DOI: 10.4103/jctt.jctt_2_18
  3. Hanumappa HK, D’souza D, Rao JS, Naduvathkundil FR, Chowdappa RG, Joseph EP. Gastrointestinal Mixed Neuroendocrine Carcinoma: Case Reports and Review of Literature. Indian J Case Reports. 2018;4(5):340-343. DOI: 10.32677/IJCR.2018.v04.i05.001
  4. Harish Kumar Hanumappa, Rakesh S Ramesh, Sunder Raj Ellur, Pradeep Hopkins, P, Diviya K Kariappa, Raxit, Joseph Sushil Rao. Cutaneous Malignancy: Our Observations and Review of Literature. International Journal of Current Research, 10, (12), 76613-76618. DOI:
  5. Rao JS, Ramesh R. Peri-Areolar Administration of Methylene Blue Dye as an Independent, Cost Effective and Reliable Technique for Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Early Breast Cancer. Clin Oncol. 2019; 4: 1568.
  6. Rao JS, Shobha V, Thomas T, Kini U. Standardizing Initial Dilution Titers of Antinuclear Antibodies for the Screening of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Indian J Rheumatol. DOI: 10.4103/injr.injr_172_18 (Published on June 2019; Ahead of Print)
  7. Rao JS*, Hanumappa HK, Joseph EP, Chowdappa RG, Ramesh R. Elevated Neutrophil –Lymphocyte Ratio in Luminal Type Locally Advanced Breast Cancer to Circumvent NeoAdjuvant Chemotherapy. Indian J Surg Oncol. 2019;10(3):454-459. DOI:

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