Bharti Bisht

Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India

Dr. Bharti Bisht, Ph.D., works as an assistant professor of research at the Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. She did her postdoc and continued as a scientist at the Department of Thoracic Surgery, the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA. Her research has significantly contributed to lung stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. Dr. Bharti’s research has focused on deciphering signaling pathways regulating murine and human stem cell (SC) lineage specification via deterministic and stochastic gene expression during regeneration after injury. She has gained extensive experience in understanding the mechanisms of Adult Stem Cells (ASCs), Embryonic Stem Cells (ESCs), and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs) in the lung, pancreatic, and bone regeneration, lineage specification, and directed differentiation in both murine and human models. She is an expert in organoid biology and disease modeling. Working on a NASA-UCLA collaborative project on Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) and bone regeneration during space flights opened a new dimension to her quest to understand stem cell and regenerative biology. Her Ph.D. research had provided a strong foundation on insulin signaling and its regulation during diabetes. Dr. Bharti’s research focuses on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms of pancreatic stem cell-mediated beta (β)-cell repair, maintenance, and homeostasis.

Bharti Bisht

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