Aparna Bhaduri, PhD

Biospecimen Core Co-Director
Aparna Bhaduri

Dr. Aparna Bhaduri earned a B.S in Biochemistry and Cell Biology and a B.A in Political Science from Rice University in 2010. She completed her doctoral studies at Stanford University in Cancer Biology in 2016, where she focused on epithelial tissue differentiation and neoplasms. She was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California San Francisco in the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research, in the lab of Dr. Arnold Kriegstein. As a postdoctoral scholar, she used single-cell RNA sequencing to characterize cell types in the developing cortex across cortical areas, in human and non-human primates, and in glioblastoma. She established her lab at UCLA in January 2021 and studies how cell types emerge in the developing human brain and in brain cancers such as glioblastoma. In order to explore these questions, the Bhaduri Lab uses single-cell genomics, informatic analysis, and organoid models.