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Sarajo Mohanta


Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, Germany, 2014

Current position

Postdoctoral esearch fellow / principal investigator, Institute for Cardiovascular
Prevention (IPEK), Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Germany


  1. Srikakulapu, P.*, Hu, D.*, Yin, C.*, Mohanta, S. K.*, Bontha, S. V., Peng, L., Beer, M., Weber, C., McNamara, C. A., Grassia, G., Maffia, P., Manz, R. A. and Habenicht, A. J. (2016). Artery Tertiary Lymphoid Organs Control Multilayered Territorialized Atherosclerosis B-Cell Responses in Aged ApoE-/- Mice. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 36(6): 1174-1185. *Co-first author
  2. Yin, C.*, Mohanta, S.*, Ma, Z., Weber, C., Hu, D., Weih, F. and Habenicht, A. (2015). Generation of Aorta Transcript Atlases of Wild-Type and Apolipoprotein E-null Mice by Laser Capture Microdissection-Based mRNA Expression Microarrays. Methods Mol Biol 1339: 297-308. *Co-first author
  3. Hu, D.*, Mohanta, S. K.*, Yin, C., Peng, L., Ma, Z., Srikakulapu, P., Grassia, G., MacRitchie, N., Dever, G., Gordon, P., Burton, F. L., Ialenti, A., Sabir, S. R., McInnes, I. B., Brewer, J. M., Garside, P., Weber, C., Lehmann, T., Teupser, D., Habenicht, L., Beer, M., Grabner, R., Maffia, P., Weih, F. and Habenicht, A. J. (2015). Artery Tertiary Lymphoid Organs Control Aorta Immunity and Protect against Atherosclerosis via Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Lymphotoxin beta Receptors. Immunity 42(6): 1100-1115. *Co-first author
  4. Mohanta, S. K., Yin, C., Peng, L., Srikakulapu, P., Bontha, V., Hu, D., Weih, F., Weber, C., Gerdes, N. and Habenicht, A. J. (2014). Artery tertiary lymphoid organs contribute to innate and adaptive immune responses in advanced mouse atherosclerosis. Circ Res 114(11): 1772-1787.
  5. Lien, C. F., Mohanta, S. K., Frontczak-Baniewicz, M., Swinny, J. D., Zablocka, B. and Gorecki, D. C. (2012). Absence of glial alpha-dystrobrevin causes abnormalities of the blood-brain barrier and progressive brain edema. J Biol Chem 287(49): 41374-41385.
  6. Beer, M., Doepping, S., Hildner, M., Weber, G., Grabner, R., Hu, D., Mohanta, S. K., Srikakulapu, P., Weih, F. and Habenicht, A. J. (2011). Laser-capture microdissection of hyperlipidemic/ApoE(-)/(-) mouse aorta atherosclerosis. Methods Mol Biol 755: 417-428.
  7. Habenicht, A. J. R., Mohanta, S., Srikakulapu, P., Bontha, V., Peng, L., Yin, C., Hu, D., Beer, M., Weih, F. and Grabner, R. (2011). Artery tertiary lymphoid organs (ATLOs) organize autoimmunity in atherosclerosis and connect diseased arteries to the central nervous system. Immunology 135(1): 1-34.
Protocols by Sarajo Mohanta
  1. Preparation of Single Cell Suspensions from Mouse Aorta
  2. Aorta Atherosclerosis Lesion Analysis in Hyperlipidemic Mice