Anil Bhushan, PhD
Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Hypertension
Hillblom Islet Research Center
900A Weyburn Place North
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7345
Dr Bhushan earned his PhD in Biophysics at University of California, Davis. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Salk Institute of Biological Studies where he worked on TGF-beta signaling in the specification and patterning of endoderm. He subsequently worked at Institute Curié and Hopital Robert Debre in Paris on pancreatic development. His laboratory research focuses on cell cycle regulation and epigenetic changes that regulate pancreatic beta cells formation and regeneration. His lab focuses on epigenetic changes regulating gene expression involved in reprograming pancreatic beta cells during organogenesis and islet regeneration. Understanding the epigenetic mechanisms that coordinate and maintain beta cell specific patterns of gene expression will provide a blueprint for deriving insulin- expressing cells from embryonic stem cells. His research is essential for developing therapeutic strategies to combat diabetes. You can find more of his research at http://bhushanlab.med.ucla.edu/.