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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
Refereed Journal Papers
  1. Rohatgi S and Pirofski L (2014). Host Immunity to Cryptococcus neoformans. Future Microbiology (Accepted)

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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