Kapil Bharti

Earl Stadtman Tenure Track Investigator, NIH

Dr. Kapil Bharti obtained his Ph.D. from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany, graduating summa cum laude. His Ph.D. work involved research in the areas of heat stress, chaperones, and epigenetics. He did his postdoc at the NIH, where he published numerous papers in the areas of transcription regulation, pigment cell biology, and developmental biology of the eye. He has won several awards, including, most recently, being selected as an Earl Stadtman Tenure-Track Investigator at NIH. His lab was recently awarded two prestigious grants: 1) the only Intramural Common Fund grant to develop a phase I Investigational New Drug (IND) for Autologous induced pluripotent stem cell derived retinal pigment epithelium tissue; and 2) a DoD grant to develop a 3D-retina tissue to model retinal diseases in vitro. He is currently the head of the Unit on Ocular and Stem Cell Translational Research at the National Eye Institute, NIH