Professor RAO (born in 1962) is a famous Chinese neurobiologist. A graduate of the University of California, San Francisco. Rao held a Helen Hay Whitney fellowship at Harvard University and was on the faculty of Washington University in St. Louis and Northwestern University before moving back to China to take up the deanship of Peking University's School of Life Sciences in 2007. He is currently the director the IDG/McGovern Institute for Brain Research at Peking University.
Professor Rao is on the Forum Speech Stage