Dr Bhat is currently working as a research scientist at Dept. of Translational Medicine, Sidra Medicine, Qatar. He completed his PhD from one of the premier institutes (All India Institute of Medical Sciences, AIIMS) in India. During Ph.D., he carried his reaserch on “Development of peptide based vaccine for Malraia, HIV and plague using immunoadjuvants and novel delivery vehicles”. After his Ph.D., he moved to Vanderbilt University Medical School, Nashville, TN, the USA for a postdoctoral fellowship. During his eight years of postdoctoral training at Vanderbilt, he has gained broad experience in the field of cancer biology. His focus of the research was on the role and regulation of tight junction proteins (Claudins) in colorectal cancer and the role of bile acid-induced APE1/Ref1 in esophageal adenocarcinoma. He has published in well-reputed journals like Nature Communications, GUT, Oncogene, Cancer Research, Molecular Cancer and many more enlisted in his CV. He has attended many international meetings, conferences, symposia to present his research results. He has been awarded from Immunology society and American Association of Cancer research. He has also been awarded as an outstanding researcher for the year 2018 and 2019 from Sidra Medicine. He is an active member of many immunological and cancer societies. He is also serving in the editorial board and review committee of many journals.