Abrar Bhat is a postdoctoral researcher in the Dunn Research Group of the Chemical Engineering department. His current research interest lies in understanding the biophysical mechanisms that govern the organization and function of neuronal synapses within the human brain.

During his Ph.D. at NCBS, TIFR, Bangalore, Abrar applied a multidisciplinary approach to investigate the organization of the cell membrane using principles drawn from active-matter physics.

Professional Education

  • Master of Science, University Of Jammu And Kashmir (2013)
  • Bachelor of Science, University Of Jammu And Kashmir (2012)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (2023)
  • Ph.D., National Centre for Biological Sciences (TIFR) Bangalore, India, Cell biology and biophysics (2023)
  • M.Sc., University of Kashmir, Srinagar, Biochemistry (2012)
  • B.Sc., S.P. College, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Zoology (2009)

Stanford Advisors

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

My research aim is to understand the biophysical principles of synapse formation

Lab Affiliations