Pooja Arora
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Research fields
  • Immunology
Personal information


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.
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