Dr. Ramesh Narayanan is a Professor and the Muirhead Chair of excellence in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennesee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Memphis, TN. Dr. Narayanan also serves as the Deputy Director of UTHSC Center for Cancer Research and as the interim Assistant Dean of Research in the College of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Madras, MBA from the University of Memphis, and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Baylor College of Medicine. Prior to joining UTHSC, Dr. Narayanan served biotech industry for nine years where he contributed to multiple drug discovery programs to treat cancer and musculoskeletal diseases. The DAARI program was coinvented in Dr. Narayanan’s laboratory at UTHSC. He has published over 70 peer reviewed journal articles, co-authored several book chapters, and is an inventor in over 125 patents. His laboratory is funded by various federal agencies.