Bhawna Sharma
  • Research scientist, National JALMA Institute of Leprosy and Other Mycobacterial Diseases.
Research focus
  • Immunology
  • Immunology of infectious mycobacterial diseases



Lab information

Immunology Division


1. Bhawna Sharma “Polyfunctional T cells as Biomarkers in Diagnosis of Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis”. EC Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine 5.1 (2017): 01-02.
2. Bhavyata Dua, Bhawna Sharma, Joy Kumar Chakma, Mamta Arora1 , Rekha Bhadauria, Dipendra Kumar Mitra and Beenu Joshi. Expansion of T regulatory Cells in Lepromatous Leprosy is mediated by Phenolic glycolipid-1. (2016). J Med Microb Diagn 5: 226. doi:10.4172/2161-0703.1000226. Impact factor-1.14 CI-0
3. Bhawna Sharma, Rajni Upadhyay, Bhavyata Dua, Naim Akhar Khan, Vishwa Mohan Katoch, Bharat Bajaj and Beenu Joshi. Mycobacterium tuberculosis secretory proteins downregulate T cell activation by interfering with proximal and downstream T cell signalling events. BMC Immunology 2015; 16:67. DOI 10.1186/s12865-015-0128-6. Impact factor-2.454 CI-2
4. Anand Mahalwar, Arvind Gulbake, Ashish Jain, Satish Shilpi, Bhawna Sharma, Beenu Joshi, and Sanjay K. Jain. Evaluation of Effect of Ligand on Cellular Internalization: a Comparative Study of Nanoparticles and Multifunctional Nanoparticles on MDA-MB-231 Cells. Current Nanoscience, 2012, 8: 432-40. Impact factor-1.062
5. Pradeep K Dagur, Bhawna Sharma, Rajni Upadhyay, Vishwa M Katoch, Utpal Sengupta and Beenu Joshi. Phenolic-glycolipid-1 and lipoarabinomannan preferentially modulate TCR and CD28-triggered proximal biochemical events, leading to T-cell unresponsiveness in mycobacterial diseases. Lipids in Health and Disease 2012, 11:119. Impact factor-2.531 CI- 11
6. Itu Singh, Asha Ram Yadav, Keshar Kunja Mohanty, Kiran Katoch, Deepa Bisht, Prashant Sharma, Bhawna Sharma, U.D. Gupta, Utpal Sengupta. Molecular mimicry between HSP 65 of M. leprae and cytokeratin 10 of the host keratin; Role in pathogenesis of leprosy. Cellular Immunology 2012. 278:63-75.Impact factor-2.4 CI-14
7. Mohammad Farazuddin, Bhawna Sharma, Ahmad Aijaz Khan, Beenu Joshi, Owais Mohammad. Anticancer efficacy of perillyl alcohol-bearing PLGA microparticles. International Journal of Nanomedicine 2012; 7: 35-47. Impact factor-5.034 CI-22
8. Rajeshwar Dayal, Vikas Verma, Bhawna Sharma, G. Kumar, V. M. Katoch, Beenu Joshi, D. S. Chauhan. Diagnostic Value of Interferon- gamma Release Assays (QuantiFERON-TB Gold® In Tube) in Childhood Tuberculosis. Indian Journal of Paediatrics 2011 79: 183-187. Impact factor-0.808 C-12
9. Gaurav Kant Saraogi, Bhawna Sharma, Beenu Joshi, Pushpa Gupta, Umesh Dutta Gupta, Narendra Kumar Jain, and Govind Prasad Agrawal. Mannosylated gelatin nanoparticles bearing isoniazid for effective management of tuberculosis. Journal of Drug Targeting 2011; 19:219-227. Impact factor-3.068 CI-54

10. Pradeep K. Dagur, Bhawna Sharma, Gavish Kumar, Naim A. Khan, Vishwa M. Katoch, Utpal Sengupta , Beenu Joshi . Mycobacterial antigen(s) induce anergy by altering TCR- and TCR/CD28-induced signalling events: Insights into T-cell unresponsiveness in leprosy. Molecular Immunology 2010; 47: 943–952. Impact factor-3.076 CI-20.

11. Menka Khoobchandani, B K Ojeswi, Bhawna Sharma, Man Mohan Srivastava. Chenopodium album prevents progression of cell growth and enhances cell toxicity in human breast cancer cell lines. Oxidative medicine and cellular longevity 2009; 2: 160-165. Impact factor-4.492 CI-28.
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