Manzoor Bhat, MS, PhD is the Interim Vice Dean for Research at the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine.
Dr. Bhat is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology, and holder of the Zachry Foundation Distinguished Chair in Neurosciences. Dr. Bhat’s research focus has been in the area of genetic and molecular processes that underlie neuron-glial interactions, synaptic organization and neurodegeneration. Dr. Bhat has been continuously funded by the NIH for the past two decades, and has also received funding from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Simons Foundation, and the John Doran Family Foundation. He is a member of the Dana Alliance for Brain Research Foundation and serves on the executive advisory committee of the Target ALS. At UT Health, Dr. Bhat led the charge to establish a Mouse Genome Engineering and Transgenic Facility, an institutional resource that creates genetically modified mouse models for UT Health investigators.