Kapil Bharti, PhD - 2021 World Medical Innovation Forum
Virtual
May 19–21, 2021
Kapil Bharti
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Kapil Bharti, PhD

Senior Investigator, Ocular and Stem Cell Translational Research Section, NIH

Dr. Kapil Bharti obtained his Ph.D. from J.W. 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 National Institutes of Health, where he published numerous papers in the areas of transcription regulation, pigment cell biology, and developmental biology of the eye. His lab at the National Eye Institute recently received approval for the first U.S. phase I/IIa trial to test autologous iPSC-derived RPE patch in AMD patients. He has given several keynote lectures, won several awards including being the first Earl Stadtman Tenure Track Investigator at NEI, NIH Directors award and NEI Directors Dr. Karl Kupfer Visionary award for his revolutionary work on developing ocular cell-therapies, and serves on the advisory board of several companies and patient-advocacy groups. His current work as a Senior Investigator at NEI involves understanding mechanism of retinal degenerative diseases using induced pluripotent stem cell derived eye cells and tissues, and developing cell-based and drug-based therapies for such diseases.
Affiliation:
Kapil Bharti
Senior Investigator
National Eye Institute
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20892

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