Manzoor Bhat, M.S., PhD
Professor and Chair
Zachry Foundation Distinguished Chair in Neurosciences 

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 carried out his postdoctoral fellowship at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. He was recruited  as an Assistant Professor by the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, and was later recruited by 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 of Physiology. 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. 

Jie Li

Senior Research Assistant

Julia Saifetyarova

Postdoctoral Fellow
Anna Taylor

Postdoctoral Fellow
Qian Shi

Postdoctoral Fellow
Raehum Paik 

Research Scientist
Transgenic Facility