Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Dr. Bhave got her Baccalaureate in Pharmacy degree from Mumbai University, India.
She completed her PhD in Toxicology from College of Pharmacy at The University of
Louisiana at Monroe, La. Her PhD dissertation revolved around investigating the mechanisms
of progression of injury in animal models of acute liver failure. She did her post-doctoral
fellowship at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, department of Pathology
focusing on liver biology and the mechanisms of liver growth and regeneration.
Dr. Bhave has several peer reviewed publications and received numerous awards for
her research as a graduate student and post-doctoral fellow. She received a training
grant in alternative methods in Toxicology awarded by the In Vitro Specialty Section
of the Society of Toxicology. She also received the PPRTP grant at University of Pittsburgh
to develop her independent research project.
Dr. Bhave’s current research interest focuses on the role of reprogramming factors
like Oct3/4, Nanog, and KLF4 (conventionally known to afford pluripotency to stem
cells) in the process of hepatocyte to biliary transdifferentiation, a phenomenon
observed in chronic human liver diseases.