University of Nebraska Medical Center

Kajari Dhar, PhD

Instructor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Kajari Dhar, PhD


Dr. Kajari Dhar moved to the U.S. as a postdoctoral fellow in 1997. She gained extensive knowledge in molecular biology, biochemistry, and next generation sequencing during her post-doctoral training. 

She is currently a faculty member at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in the Department of Internal Medicine, division of Cardiovascular Medicine. Now, she is working on genetics and gene expression in end stage heart failure patients. 



  • B.S.- University of Calcutta, India, 1986 
  • M.S.- University of Calcutta, India, 1988 
  • B.Ed.- University of Calcutta, India, 1990 
  • Ph.D.- Jadavpur University, India, 1997 
  • Post-Doctoral Training-University of Iowa, 1997-2003 

Dr. Dhar’s research interests include: 

-Studies on genetic mutations, gene expression and epigenetic changes in LVAD heart failure patients

-Toxicity of electronic cigarettes in human cardiomyocytes

-Determining mitochondrial effects on human cardiomyocytes functions and gene expression