Dr. K Sridhar Rao, obtained his PhD in Biochemistry in 1988 from Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur.

He joined Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad in 1984 and retired as the Senior Principal Scientist. He joined as the Research Director of Basavatarakam Cancer Research Institute, Hyderabad post retirement. Currently he is working as Chief Scientific Officer, Oncosimis Biotech Pvt. Ltd.

His research interests are Alpha-crystallin and their physiological roles in cardiac and neural tissues and Alpha-crystallin and their role in cancer pathogenesis. He is currently working on in vivo functions of alphaB crystallin, with special reference to its role in stress protection and cancer pathology.

He is a member of many scientific bodies and actively involved in promotion of science among students. Dr. Sridhar Rao has been actively involved in the activities of KVRSS since 2004.