Raja Rachakatla, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy

Dr. Raja Rachakatla is an Associate Professor of Anatomy at the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM) and he will be part of team taught 12-week anatomical course followed by teaching regional anatomy during system based teaching. Dr. Rachakatla received his bachelors in BVSC & AH (DVM equivalent) in India. He obtained his PhD and completed postdoctoral research on stem cells and cancer from Kansas State University. Prior joining at ARCOM, Dr. Rachakatla was Anatomy faculty at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine where he taught Embryology, Histology and Ultrasound.

Dr. Rachakatla has the following research interests:

  • Transplantation of stem cells in various cancer disease models to evaluate their selective engraftment and targeted therapeutic potential.
  • To develop animal models of various cancer diseases to understand the pathology of those diseases, and to evaluate the potential of various therapeutic agents including stem cells.
  • To improve and develop transplantation techniques using sophisticated imaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, and computed tomography.