Bishow Adhikari, Ph.D.

AdhikariBishow Adhikari is a Program Director in the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH. He is responsible for administration, planning and oversight of a portfolio of basic and translational research programs in several forms of heart diseases/disorders including heart failure, arrhythmias, cardiotoxicities and various cardiomyopathies. He has organized and contributed to several initiatives, workshops and working groups in these research areas. Prior to NIH, Adhikari conducted basic research work in skeletal and cardiac muscle function, applying biophysical, biochemical, and bioengineering approaches to study the structure, function and regulation of key sarcomeric proteins involved in muscle contraction and force generation.