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Soma Rohatgi
Soma Rohatgi Assistant Professor soma.fbt[at]iitr.ac.in 01332-284831
Areas of Interest
  • Molecular Immunology, B cells and Antibodies, Vaccine Research, Infectious Diseases , Generation and characterization of murine and human monoclonal antibodies (microbial pathogens)
  • Molecular Biology and Immunogenetics, Molecular Analysis of VDJ rearrangements at Single cell level, Antibody Repertoire studies
  • Clinical and Translational Immunology, Immunological case/control studies in the setting of Infectious Diseases (Fungal and/or Viral)
Professional Background
FromToDesignationOrganisation
20102014Postdoctoral Research FellowAlbert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
20092010Postdoctoral Research FellowNational Institute on Aging, NIH, Maryland, USA
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
PhDImmunologyNational Institute of Immunology, New Delhi2003-2009
MScGeneticsUniversity of Delhi, South Campus2001-2003
BSc (Hons)ZoologyUniversity of Delhi, North Campus1998-2001
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
ImmunologyDBT2015
ImmunologyDST SERB2016
Refereed Journal Papers
  1. Dufaud C, Rivera J, Rohatgi S, Pirofski LA. Virulence. 2017 Aug 24:0. doi: 10.1080/21505594.2017.1370529. [Epub ahead of print]

  2. Rohatgi S and Pirofski L (2014). Host Immunity to Cryptococcus neoformans. Future Microbiology 2015;10(4):565-81

  3. Rohatgi S, Gohil S, Kuniholm M, Schultz H, Dufaud C, Armour K, Badri S, Mailliard R, and Pirofski L. (2013) Fc gamma receptor 3A Polymorphism and Risk for HIV-associated Cryptococcal Disease. mBio. 4 (5): e00573-13.

  4. Rohatgi S and Pirofski L (2012). Molecular characterization of the early B cell response to pulmonary Cryptococcus  neoformans infection. Journal of Immunology Dec 15, 189, 5820-5830

  5. Rohatgi S, Dutta D, Tahir S and Sehgal D (2009) Molecular dissection of antibody responses against pneumococcal surface protein A: Evidence for diverse 'DH-less' heavy chain gene usage and avidity maturation. Journal of Immunology 182: 5570-5585.

  6. Rohatgi S, Ganju P and Sehgal D (2008) Systematic design and testing of nested (RT-)PCR primers for specific amplification of mouse rearranged/expressed immunoglobulin variable region genes from small number of B cells. Journal of Immunological Methods, Dec 31; 339(2): page 205-219.

  7. Jagannath A, Sodhi YS, Gupta V, Mukhopadhyay A, Arumugam N, Sivaraman I, Rohatgi S, Burma PK, Pradhan AK and Pental D. (2011) Eliminating pleiotropic effects of erucic acid-encoding genes allows the identification of “hidden” loci contributing to oil quality and oil content in oilseed mustard (Brassica juncea) Theoretical & Applied Genetics. Apr; 122(6): 1091-103