Name Dr. Bhawna Sharma
Designation Research Officer/ Scientist B
Date of Birth 5
October 1981
Email Address [email protected]
Discipline Immunology
Address Office Department of Immunology
National JALMA Institute for Leprosy & Other
Mycobacterial Diseases (ICMR)
Dr. M. Miyazaki Marg, Tajganj , Agra -282004
Address Residence Quarter No-8, JALMA Campus,
Tajganj, Agra- 282004
Date of Joining 25
April 2013
Research Experience More than five years including six months
project from BOSE INSTITUTE, Kolkata as a
part of M .Sc programme and PhD work from
Immunology Division of NJIL & OMD, Agra.
Foreign Visit Visited Cleveland, OHIO (U.S.A.) in August
2009 to attend ELISPOT training programme.
Educational Qualification M.Sc. & Ph. D (Microbiology) from Dr. Bhim
Rao Ambedkar University, Agra.
Conferences & Workshops Attended Twelve conferences (Including two international
Training Programmes Attended extensive wet lab ELISPOT training
programme at Cleveland, OHIO (U.S.A.)
organized by Cellular technology Limited. Also
attended FACS training program at BD
Biosciences, Gurgaon.
Membership Nil
Area of Interest Immunology of infectious disease
1. Bhavyata Dua, Bhawna Sharma, Joy Kumar Chakma, Mamta Arora, Rekha Bhadauria,
Dipendra Kumar Mitra, Beenu Joshi. Expansion of T regulatory cells in lepromatous
leprosy is mediated by Phenolic glycolipid-1. Accepted in Journal of Medical
Microbiology & Diagnosis.
2. Bhawna Sharma, Rajni Upadhyay, Bhavyata Dua, Naim Akhar Khan, Vishwa Mohan
Katoch, Bharat Bajaj and Beenu Joshi. Mycobacterium tuberculosis secretory proteins
downregulate T cell activation by interfering with proximal and downstream T cell
signalling events. BMC Immunology 2015; 16:67. DOI 10.1186/s12865-015-0128-6.
3. Pradeep K Dagur, Bhawna Sharma, Rajni Upadhyay, Vishwa M Katoch, Utpal Sengupta
and Beenu Joshi. Phenolic-glycolipid-1 and lipoarabinomannan preferentially modulate
TCR and CD28-triggered proximal biochemical events, leading to T-cell unresponsiveness
in mycobacterial diseases. Lipids in Health and Disease 2012, 11:119.
4. Itu Singh, Asha Ram Yadav,
Keshar Kunja Mohanty, Kiran Katoch,
Sharma, Utpal Sengupta. Molecular mimicry between HSP 65 of M. leprae and
cytokeratin 10 of the host keratin; Role in pathogenesis of leprosy. Cellular Immunology
2012. 278:63-75.
5. Mohammad Farazuddin, Bhawna Sharma, Ahmad Aijaz Khan, Beenu Joshi, Owais
Mohammad. Anticancer efficacy of perillyl alcohol-bearing PLGA microparticles.
International Journal of Nanomedicine 2012; 7: 35-47.
6. Rajeshwar Dayal, Vikas Verma, Bhawna Sharma, G. Kumar, V. M. Katoch, Beenu Joshi,
D. S. Chauhan. Diagnostic Value of Interferon- gamma Release Assays (QuantiFERON-
TB Gold® In Tube) in Childhood Tuberculosis. Indian Journal of Paediatrics 2011 79:
7. Gaurav Kant Saraogi, Bhawna Sharma, U.D. Gupta, Narendra Kumar Jain, Govind
Prasad Agrawal. Mannosylated gelatin nanoparticles bearing isoniazid for effective
management of tuberculosis. Journal of Drug Targeting 2011; 19:219-227.
8. Pradeep K. Dagur, Bhawna Sharma, Vishwa M. Katoch, Beenu Joshi
antigen(s) induce anergy by altering TCR- and TCR/CD28-induced signalling events:
Insights into T-cell unresponsiveness in leprosy. Molecular Immunology 2010; 47: 943–
9. Menka Khoobchandani, B K Ojeswi, Bhawna Sharma, Man Mohan Srivastava.
Chenopodium album prevents progression of cell growth and enhances cell toxicity in
human breast cancer cell lines. Oxidative medicine and cellular longevity 2009; 2: 160-