Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade, Serbia.
Ljubisav Rakić was born on April 11, 1931 in Sarajevo in a family of teachers to father Miodrag and mother Vukosava, nee Nikolić. He finished the first four grades of elementary school in Sarajevo and the grammar school and School of Medicine in Belgrade.
In the course of the medical studies he was an assistant at the of Physiology, School of Medicine, the University of Belgrade where he participated in the research activities. Having graduated in 1956. he got a post at the Department of Physiology, School od Medicine. In 1961. he was promoted to an Associate Professor, and eventually in 1971. He became the Professor of Physiology and Biochemistry. Since 1971. he was Professor of Neurobiology at the postgraduate courses at the University of Belgrade. In the course of several years, he was the Head of the Institute of Biochemistry and Chairman of Department of Physiology and Biochemistry of the School of Medicine in Belgrade. In the sixties, he founded a Laboratory for Neurophysiology (current Department of Neurophysiology and Neurochemistry) at the Dr "Siniša Stanković" Institute for Biological Research of the University of Belgrade and International Brain Research Laboratory in Kotor under the auspices of UNESCO and USA National Institute of Health where dozens of scientists from all over the world, but primarily from the USA and the Soviet Union worked over four decades.