Shruti Sharma, PhD

Shruti

Assistant Professor of Immunology

 

Education

BSc, Microbiology & Biotechnology, R Ruia College
MSc, Biotechnology, University of Mumbai
PhD, Cell Biology & Immunology, University of Maryland - College Park
Postdoctoral Training, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Location

Campus: Boston
Office: Jaharis 813
Laboratory: Jaharis 501

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-0470
Lab Phone: 617-636-6612
E-mail   Send an e-mail

Links

Research Web Site  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs

Immunology 

 

Research Synopsis

My lab focuses on the innate immune response to nucleic acids from microbial sources as well as from ourselves. Specifically, we are evaluating the role of pathways that sense nucleic acids to shape host metabolism, tissue remodeling, fibrosis and wound healing responses. A particular focus of the lab is to understand the contribution of intracellular DNA sensing to immune-homeostasis. Using a combination of hypothesis driven and unbiased next gen approaches we hope to clarify the signaling nodes engaged during homeostasis. The physiological impact of the pathways we discover will be tested in models of inflammation including infections, autoimmunity, aging and neurodegenerative diseases. These studies will directly impact our understanding of resolution of inflammation in all settings.

 

Lab Members

Ronald Brown, Research Technician  Send an e-mail
Jacob Hopkins, PhD Student in Immunology  Send an e-mail Lab Research Page

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The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research