Neeraj Rao

Neeraj Rao has over 20 years of experience in the biotechnology and healthcare industry. He has held business development roles at life science companies including NE47 Bio, Battelle, Insitome, RainTree Oncology (acquired by Cardinal Health), Luminex, Illumina, and Insight Genetics. At Illumina, he was on the founding team that developed and launched BaseSpace, the first cloud based app-store for next generation sequencing research. He also helped develop Illumina’s first direct-to-consumer whole genome sequencing offering. Neeraj previously held a variety of biotech R&D roles at ag-bio, drug discovery, and oncology diagnostic companies. He graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry from UC San Diego and received his MBA from the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. He lives in Austin, Texas, where he is co-founder and COO of consumer genomics startup Insitome.