Born on April 11th 1931. in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). After having finished high school in Belgrade, he entered the Medical Faculty of Belgrade, where he graduated in 1956; university career – Assistant professor 1961; Assistant 1969; later in 1969 he was promoted to Professor of Physiology and Biochemistry of the Faculty of Medicine; Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Belgrade, since 1970; Head of Department of Physiology and Biochemistry for 6 years; and Dean of the Medical Faculty for 4 years. Founder and Head of research for Neurochemistry and Neurophysiology of Neurobiology (now Laboratory of Neurobiology) of the Institute for Biological Research of the University of Belgrade. Professor Rakic established International Laboratory of Brain research in Kotor (Montenegro), under the auspices of UNESCO and the National Institute of Health USA. Several dozen scientists from all over the world actively participated in research during half of a century. Published over 500 papers mainly in international scientific publications. Professor Ljubisa Rakic was visiting professor of the University of Los Angeles and Baylov College of Medicine in Huston and speaker in many international scientific congresses in different fields of biomedical sciences as well as academies of science and universities in different countries. Ljubisa Rakic is a member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, as well as many foreign academies of sciences (Russia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonian, Kosovo, Royal Society of Medicine and European Academy of Sciences and Art - Salzburg and European Academy of Sciences, Art and letters - Paris), including different international scientific societies (International Brain research organization and other). He is honorary member of Society of physiology and biochemistry of former Soviet Union and British Society of Brain and Behavior and Research. Scientific investigation of Dr. Rakic is dedicated of central nerves system, primarily to neurobiological in basic behavior. For four years, he was a member of advisory committee for medical research of world health organization. Now he is vice president of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. He speaks English and Russian.