Pankaj K. Bhavsar

Imperial College London, United Kingdom


Pankaj K. Bhavsar is a Research Lecturer at the National Heart and Lung Institute where his research focuses on the mechanisms underlying relative steroid insensitivity in severe asthma and COPD. He also holds an honorary research position at the Royal Brompton Hospital enabling him to translate basic research activities into the clinical environment. Dr. Bhavsar is an Accomplished Researcher with publications in leading basic science and clinical journals. He also has a track record in attracting funding both independently and in collaboration with others. His current research is funded by industrial collaborators, the Medical Research Council and Asthma UK. Dr. Bhavsar supervises a number of graduate students and contributes to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. He is also a Member of the Medical Research Council/Asthma UK Centre in Allergic Mechanisms of Asthma. Dr. Bhavsar obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of London (NHLI) in 1995, studying the molecular mechanisms underlying cardiac-specific gene regulation in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery headed by Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub FRS. Dr. Bhavsar became a Principal Investigator 18 months into his Postdoctoral career with the award of a project grant from The British Heart Foundation. In 2001, Dr. Bhavsar was promoted to Research Lecturer and worked on the "bridge to recovery" programme, designed by Prof Yacoub, seeking alternative surgical treatments for end-stage heart failure. At the end of 2002, Dr. Bhavsar was recruited by Professor Fan Chung, Thoracic Medicine, NHLI, to undertake research on the effects of corticosteroids on inflammatory mediators in severe asthma. In addition to his academic work, Dr. Bhavsar is also a reviewer for major funding bodies and international basic science and clinical journals.

Biography Updated on 1 September 2013

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