- Name: Kusum K. Kharbanda, Ph.D.
- Title: Associate professor of medicine and biochemistry & molecular biology
- Joined UNMC: 1992
- Hometown: New Delhi, India
Describe your research briefly in layman's terms.
Alcoholic liver disease is one of the most serious medical consequences of chronic alcohol abuse. My research focus is to understand what happens at a cellular and molecular level in the liver after chronic alcohol consumption. We are also investigating the use of a compound "betaine" and its analogs to prevent and treat liver injury of various etiologies including alcoholic liver disease.
How does your research contribute to science and/or health care?
A clear understanding of how alcoholic liver disease develops will hopefully translate to exploring other potential protective/therapeutic interventions to reduce morbidity and mortality from this disease.
What is the best piece of advice anyone ever gave you, professional or personal?
My parents taught me to see the positive in every aspect of my life.
List three things few people know about you.
- I visit my sister in Lincoln most weekends to be with her and her family.
- I enjoy roller coaster rides.
- I like to collect recipes but hardly ever cook at home.
I always knew you are a gem of the family.Well done. Kanchan Didi
You are our PRIDE and JOY, it is well-deserved award.
Congratulations Kusum Masi, we are so proud of you!
Congrats! From your family, you are amazing.
Congratulation Kusum! You are ONE among the many leading STARS in the world of science. It is an honor to know you.
Congratulations Kusum! As the saying goes, "Now that Dr Kharbanda is here.. we can get started!" It is so true, you are valued and appreciated.
Congrats to a great researcher and wonderful person!
Professor Kharbanda is the most collaborative scientist that I know. Her willingness to help others' research and enthusiasm for science knows few limitations. She is an UNMC treasure!
Congratulations, Kusum. This is a well deserved honor.