Deepta Bhattacharya

Associate Professor

Deepta Bhattacharya received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, studying the role of the NF-kB transcription factor in survival and B cell class switching. For his postdoctoral fellowship, he trained at Stanford University, studying the cell biology of hematopoietic stem cells and their differentiated progeny. In 2008, he began his own lab at Washington University in St. Louis, first as an Assistant Professor and then as a tenured Associate Professor.  Dr. Bhattacharya returned in 2017 to his birthplace of Tucson to join the Department of Immunobiology, where his lab continues to study both stem cells and antibody responses to infections and vaccines.

Degrees
  • BS: Indiana University
  • PhD: University of California, Berkeley
Fellowship
  • Post-doctoral Fellow: Stanford University

Recent Publications

2019

Wong, R., and D. Bhattacharya, "Basics of memory B-cell responses: lessons from and for the real world.", Immunology, vol. 156, issue 2, pp. 120-129, 2019 Feb. PMCID: PMC6328991  PMID: 30488482
Egawa, T., and D. Bhattacharya, "Regulation of metabolic supply and demand during B cell activation and subsequent differentiation.", Curr Opin Immunol, vol. 57, pp. 8-14, 2019 Apr. PMCID: PMC6467717  PMID: 30339937

2018

Lam, W. Y., and D. Bhattacharya, "Metabolic Links between Plasma Cell Survival, Secretion, and Stress.", Trends Immunol, vol. 39, issue 1, pp. 19-27, 2018 Jan. PMCID: PMC5748358  PMID: 28919256
Lam, W. Y., A. Jash, C-H. Yao, L. D'Souza, R. Wong, R. M. Nunley, G. P. Meares, G. J. Patti, and D. Bhattacharya, "Metabolic and Transcriptional Modules Independently Diversify Plasma Cell Lifespan and Function.", Cell Rep, vol. 24, issue 9, pp. 2479-2492.e6, 2018 Aug 28. PMID: 30157439
Adamo, L., L. J. Staloch, C. Rocha-Resende, S. J. Matkovich, W. Jiang, G. Bajpai, C. J. Weinheimer, A. Kovacs, J. D. Schilling, P. M. Barger, et al., "Modulation of subsets of cardiac B lymphocytes improves cardiac function after acute injury.", JCI Insight, vol. 3, issue 11, 2018 Jun 07. PMID: 29875326
Pizzato, H. A., and D. Bhattacharya, "Sending Cancer into the Fetal Position.", Cell Stem Cell, vol. 22, issue 4, pp. 479-480, 2018 04 05. PMID: 29625065

2016

Chou, C., D. J. Verbaro, E. Tonc, M. Holmgren, M. Cella, M. Colonna, D. Bhattacharya, and T. Egawa, "The Transcription Factor AP4 Mediates Resolution of Chronic Viral Infection through Amplification of Germinal Center B Cell Responses.", Immunity, vol. 45, issue 3, pp. 570-82, 2016 Sep 20. PMCID: PMC5037962  PMID: 27566940
Lam, W. Y., A. M. Becker, K. M. Kennerly, R. Wong, J. D. Curtis, E. M. Llufrio, K. S. McCommis, J. Fahrmann, H. A. Pizzato, R. M. Nunley, et al., "Mitochondrial Pyruvate Import Promotes Long-Term Survival of Antibody-Secreting Plasma Cells.", Immunity, vol. 45, issue 1, pp. 60-73, 2016 Jul 19. PMCID: PMC4956536  PMID: 27396958
Jash, A., Y. Wang, F. J. Weisel, C. D. Scharer, J. M. Boss, M. J. Shlomchik, and D. Bhattacharya, "ZBTB32 Restricts the Duration of Memory B Cell Recall Responses.", J Immunol, vol. 197, issue 4, pp. 1159-68, 2016 Aug 15. PMCID: PMC4975986  PMID: 27357154
He, Z., J. O'Neal, W. C. Wilson, N. Mahajan, J. Luo, Y. Wang, M. Y. Su, L. Lu, J. B. Skeath, D. Bhattacharya, et al., "Deletion of Rb1 induces both hyperproliferation and cell death in murine germinal center B cells.", Exp Hematol, vol. 44, issue 3, pp. 161-5.e4, 2016 Mar. PMCID: PMC4789175  PMID: 26607597