Dr. Kachar received his M.D. degree from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1977. He did postdoctoral research on membrane structure and intercellular junctions with Pedro Pinto da Silva at the NCI and cell structure and motility with Thomas Reese at the NINDS. Dr. Kachar joined the NIDCD in 1986.
The Section on Cell Structure uses advanced microscopy imaging in combination with molecular and cell biology techniques to study mechano-sensory transduction in auditory and vestibular sensory organs.