Assistant Professor, Biological Chemistry, University of California Los Angeles
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 has 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. Because experimental manipulations of the developing human cortex will require in vitro models, she has been using similar approaches to compare cells types in organoid models and primary tissues. Her long term interests to be pursued in her own independent laboratory at UCLA are in understanding how stem cells during cortical development give rise to the human brain, and how aspects of these developmental programs can be hijacked in cancers such as glioblastoma. One aspect of normal development and cancer that particularly interests her is the role of metabolism in regulating cell fate and tissue homeostasis. In order to explore these questions, Aparna uses single-cell genomics, informatic analysis, and organoid models. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband rock climbing, biking, and cooking.
- Nano PR, Nguyen CV, Mil J, Bhaduri A. Cortical Cartography: Mapping Arealization Using Single-Cell Omics Technology.. Frontiers in neural circuits, 2021.
- Bhaduri A, Neumann EK, Kriegstein AR, Sweedler JV. Identification of Lipid Heterogeneity and Diversity in the Developing Human Brain.. JACS Au, 2021.
- Bhaduri A, Sandoval-Espinosa C, Otero-Garcia M, Oh I, Yin R, Eze UC, Nowakowski TJ, Kriegstein AR. An atlas of cortical arealization identifies dynamic molecular signatures.. Nature, 2021.
- Speir ML, Bhaduri A, Markov NS, Moreno P, Nowakowski TJ, Papatheodorou I, Pollen AA, Raney BJ, Seninge L, Kent WJ, Haeussler M. UCSC Cell Browser: Visualize Your Single-Cell Data.. Bioinformatics (Oxford, England), 2021.
- Pebworth MP, Ross J, Andrews M, Bhaduri A, Kriegstein AR. Human intermediate progenitor diversity during cortical development.. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2021.
- Eze UC, Bhaduri A, Haeussler M, Nowakowski TJ, Kriegstein AR. Single-cell atlas of early human brain development highlights heterogeneity of human neuroepithelial cells and early radial glia.. Nature neuroscience, 2021.
- Parker KR, Migliorini D, Perkey E, Yost KE, Bhaduri A, Bagga P, Haris M, Wilson NE, Liu F, Gabunia K, Scholler J, Montine TJ, Bhoj VG, Reddy R, Mohan S, Maillard I, Kriegstein AR, June CH, Chang HY, Posey AD, Satpathy AT. Single-Cell Analyses Identify Brain Mural Cells Expressing CD19 as Potential Off-Tumor Targets for CAR-T Immunotherapies.. Cell, 2020.
- Bhaduri A, Andrews MG, Kriegstein AR, Nowakowski TJ. Are Organoids Ready for Prime Time?. Cell stem cell, 2020.
- Huang W, Bhaduri A, Velmeshev D, Wang S, Wang L, Rottkamp CA, Alvarez-Buylla A, Rowitch DH, Kriegstein AR. Origins and Proliferative States of Human Oligodendrocyte Precursor Cells.. Cell, 2020.
- Zhang Y, Liu G, Guo T, Liang XG, Du H, Yang L, Bhaduri A, Li X, Xu Z, Zhang Z, Li Z, He M, Tsyporin J, Kriegstein AR, Rubenstein JL, Yang Z, Chen B. Cortical Neural Stem Cell Lineage Progression Is Regulated by Extrinsic Signaling Molecule Sonic Hedgehog.. Cell reports, 2020.
- Bhaduri A, Andrews MG, Mancia Leon W, Jung D, Shin D, Allen D, Jung D, Schmunk G, Haeussler M, Salma J, Pollen AA, Nowakowski TJ, Kriegstein AR. Cell stress in cortical organoids impairs molecular subtype specification.. Nature, 2020.
- Satterstrom FK, Kosmicki JA, Wang J, Breen MS, De Rubeis S, An JY, Peng M, Collins R, Grove J, Klei L, Stevens C, Reichert J, Mulhern MS, Artomov M, Gerges S, Sheppard B, Xu X, Bhaduri A, Norman U, Brand H, Schwartz G, Nguyen R, Guerrero EE, Dias C, Autism Sequencing Consortium, iPSYCH-Broad Consortium, Betancur C, Cook EH, Gallagher L, Gill M, Sutcliffe JS, Thurm A, Zwick ME, Børglum AD, State MW, Cicek AE, Talkowski ME, Cutler DJ, Devlin B, Sanders SJ, Roeder K, Daly MJ, Buxbaum JD. Large-Scale Exome Sequencing Study Implicates Both Developmental and Functional Changes in the Neurobiology of Autism.. Cell, 2020.
- Bhaduri A, Di Lullo E, Jung D, Müller S, Crouch EE, Espinosa CS, Ozawa T, Alvarado B, Spatazza J, Cadwell CR, Wilkins G, Velmeshev D, Liu SJ, Malatesta M, Andrews MG, Mostajo-Radji MA, Huang EJ, Nowakowski TJ, Lim DA, Diaz A, Raleigh DR, Kriegstein AR. Outer Radial Glia-like Cancer Stem Cells Contribute to Heterogeneity of Glioblastoma.. Cell stem cell, 2020.
- Cadwell CR, Bhaduri A, Mostajo-Radji MA, Keefe MG, Nowakowski TJ. Development and Arealization of the Cerebral Cortex.. Neuron, 2019.
- Schirmer L, Velmeshev D, Holmqvist S, Kaufmann M, Werneburg S, Jung D, Vistnes S, Stockley JH, Young A, Steindel M, Tung B, Goyal N, Bhaduri A, Mayer S, Engler JB, Bayraktar OA, Franklin RJM, Haeussler M, Reynolds R, Schafer DP, Friese MA, Shiow LR, Kriegstein AR, Rowitch DH. Neuronal vulnerability and multilineage diversity in multiple sclerosis.. Nature, 2019.
- Velmeshev D, Schirmer L, Jung D, Haeussler M, Perez Y, Mayer S, Bhaduri A, Goyal N, Rowitch DH, Kriegstein AR. Single-cell genomics identifies cell type-specific molecular changes in autism.. Science (New York, N.Y.), 2019.
- Mayer S, Chen J, Velmeshev D, Mayer A, Eze UC, Bhaduri A, Cunha CE, Jung D, Arjun A, Li E, Alvarado B, Wang S, Lovegren N, Gonzales ML, Szpankowski L, Leyrat A, West JAA, Panagiotakos G, Alvarez-Buylla A, Paredes MF, Nowakowski TJ, Pollen AA, Kriegstein AR. Multimodal Single-Cell Analysis Reveals Physiological Maturation in the Developing Human Neocortex.. Neuron, 2019.
- Pollen AA, Bhaduri A, Andrews MG, Nowakowski TJ, Meyerson OS, Mostajo-Radji MA, Di Lullo E, Alvarado B, Bedolli M, Dougherty ML, Fiddes IT, Kronenberg ZN, Shuga J, Leyrat AA, West JA, Bershteyn M, Lowe CB, Pavlovic BJ, Salama SR, Haussler D, Eichler EE, Kriegstein AR. Establishing Cerebral Organoids as Models of Human-Specific Brain Evolution.. Cell, 2019.
- Miller DJ, Bhaduri A, Sestan N, Kriegstein A. Shared and derived features of cellular diversity in the human cerebral cortex.. Current opinion in neurobiology, 2019.
- Adorjan I, Tyler T, Bhaduri A, Demharter S, Finszter CK, Bako M, Sebok OM, Nowakowski TJ, Khodosevich K, Møllgård K, Kriegstein AR, Shi L, Hoerder-Suabedissen A, Ansorge O, Molnár Z. Neuroserpin expression during human brain development and in adult brain revealed by immunohistochemistry and single cell RNA sequencing.. Journal of anatomy, 2019.
- Bhaduri A, Nowakowski TJ. Single-cell sequencing paints diverse pictures of the brain.. Nature, 2018.
- Bhaduri A, Nowakowski TJ, Pollen AA, Kriegstein AR. Identification of cell types in a mouse brain single-cell atlas using low sampling coverage.. BMC biology, 2018.
- Fiddes IT, Lodewijk GA, Mooring M, Bosworth CM, Ewing AD, Mantalas GL, Novak AM, van den Bout A, Bishara A, Rosenkrantz JL, Lorig-Roach R, Field AR, Haeussler M, Russo L, Bhaduri A, Nowakowski TJ, Pollen AA, Dougherty ML, Nuttle X, Addor MC, Zwolinski S, Katzman S, Kriegstein A, Eichler EE, Salama SR, Jacobs FMJ, Haussler D. Human-Specific NOTCH2NL Genes Affect Notch Signaling and Cortical Neurogenesis.. Cell, 2018.
- Müller S, Kohanbash G, Liu SJ, Alvarado B, Carrera D, Bhaduri A, Watchmaker PB, Yagnik G, Di Lullo E, Malatesta M, Amankulor NM, Kriegstein AR, Lim DA, Aghi M, Okada H, Diaz A. Single-cell profiling of human gliomas reveals macrophage ontogeny as a basis for regional differences in macrophage activation in the tumor microenvironment.. Genome biology, 2017.
- Nowakowski TJ, Bhaduri A, Pollen AA, Alvarado B, Mostajo-Radji MA, Di Lullo E, Haeussler M, Sandoval-Espinosa C, Liu SJ, Velmeshev D, Ounadjela JR, Shuga J, Wang X, Lim DA, West JA, Leyrat AA, Kent WJ, Kriegstein AR. Spatiotemporal gene expression trajectories reveal developmental hierarchies of the human cortex.. Science (New York, N.Y.), 2017.