Dr. Bhat received his B.Sc. in biology and chemistry, and M.Sc. in organic chemistry, from University of Kashmir, Kashmir, India. He received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
Dr. Bhat’s research interests focus on the elucidation of biochemical and molecular mechanisms of a) hormonal breast carcinogenesis; b) breast cancer chemoprevention using phytoestrogens; c) endocrine disruptors; and d) unequal burden of breast cancer among minority population. The mechanisms of hormonal breast carcinogenesis are being investigated using animal models, relevant cell lines and human tissue samples.