Steven Porcelli Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
1 protocol

shalu Kharkwal Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1 protocol

Pooja Arora
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Research focus
  • Immunology
  • 1 Author merit
  • 8 Reviewer merit


Ph.D. in Biochemistry, National Institute of Immunology, India, 2007

Current position

Associate, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA (since 2011)

Publications (last 5 years)

  1. Arora, P., Baena, A., Yu, K. O., Saini, N. K., Kharkwal, S. S., Goldberg, M. F., Kunnath-Velayudhan, S., Carreno, L. J., Venkataswamy, M. M., Kim, J., Lazar-Molnar, E., Lauvau, G., Chang, Y. T., Liu, Z., Bittman, R., Al-Shamkhani, A., Cox, L. R., Jervis, P. J., Veerapen, N., Besra, G. S. and Porcelli, S. A. (2014). A single subset of dendritic cells controls the cytokine bias of natural killer T cell responses to diverse glycolipid antigens. Immunity 40(1): 105-116.
  2. Arora, P., Foster, E. L. and Porcelli, S. A. (2013). CD1d and natural killer T cells in immunity to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Adv Exp Med Biol 783: 199-223.
  3. Tyznik, A. J., Farber, E., Girardi, E., Birkholz, A., Li, Y., Chitale, S., So, R., Arora, P., Khurana, A., Wang, J., Porcelli, S. A., Zajonc, D. M., Kronenberg, M. and Howell, A. R. (2011). Glycolipids that elicit IFN-gamma-biased responses from natural killer T cells. Chem Biol 18(12): 1620-1630.
  4. Arora, P., Venkataswamy, M. M., Baena, A., Bricard, G., Li, Q., Veerapen, N., Ndonye, R., Park, J. J., Lee, J. H., Seo, K. C., Howell, A. R., Chang, Y. T., Illarionov, P. A., Besra, G. S., Chung, S. K. and Porcelli, S. A. (2011). A rapid fluorescence-based assay for classification of iNKT cell activating glycolipids. J Am Chem Soc 133(14): 5198-5201.
  5. Im, J. S., Arora, P., Bricard, G., Molano, A., Venkataswamy, M. M., Baine, I., Jerud, E. S., Goldberg, M. F., Baena, A., Yu, K. O., Ndonye, R. M., Howell, A. R., Yuan, W., Cresswell, P., Chang, Y. T., Illarionov, P. A., Besra, G. S. and Porcelli, S. A. (2009). Kinetics and cellular site of glycolipid loading control the outcome of natural killer T cell activation. Immunity 30(6): 888-898.
  6. Arora, P., Goyal, A., Natarajan, V. T., Rajakumara, E., Verma, P., Gupta, R., Yousuf, M., Trivedi, O. A., Mohanty, D., Tyagi, A., Sankaranarayanan, R. and Gokhale, R. S. (2009). Mechanistic and functional insights into fatty acid activation in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Nat Chem Biol 5(3): 166-173.
1 Protocol published
Isolation and in vivo Transfer of Antigen Presenting Cells
Authors:  Pooja Arora, Shalu Sharma Kharkwal and Steven A. Porcelli, date: 10/05/2014, view: 4614, Q&A: 0
Transfer of antigen presenting cells in vivo is a method used by immunologists to examine the potency of antigen presentation by a selected population of cells. This method is most commonly used to analyze presentation of protein antigens ...