Dr. Bhat received his B. S. in Biology and M.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Kashmir, India and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology jointly from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, and Shiga University of Medical Science, Shiga, Japan. He did his postdoctoral fellowship with Prof. Hugo Bellen at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. He was recruited as an Assistant Professor by the Cardiovascular Research Institute and Brookdale Center for Developmental Biology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, and was later recruited by the Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill, where he rose through the ranks and served as Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Chair in the Department. In 2012, he was recruited as Professor and Chairman in the Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology, where he holds the Zachry Foundation Distinguished Chair in Neurosciences.
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