Deepta Bhattacharya, PhD

Professor, Immunobiology
Professor, Surgery
Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Genetics-GIDP

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.

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

Recent Publications


Pizzato, H. A., P. Alonso-Guallart, J. Woods, J. P. Connelly, T. A. Fehniger, J. P. Atkinson, S. M. Pruett-Miller, F. J. Monsma, and D. Bhattacharya, "Engineering human pluripotent stem cell lines to evade xenogeneic transplantation barriers.", Stem Cell Reports, vol. 19, issue 2, pp. 299-313, 2024 Feb 13. PMCID: PMC10874864  PMID: 38215755


Pizzato, H. A., Y. Wang, M. J. Wolfgang, B. N. Finck, G. J. Patti, and D. Bhattacharya, "Mitochondrial pyruvate metabolism and glutaminolysis toggle steady-state and emergency myelopoiesis.", J Exp Med, vol. 220, issue 9, 2023 Sep 04. PMCID: PMC10227646  PMID: 37249600
Pizzato, H. A., P. Alonso-Guallart, J. Woods, B. Johannesson, J. P. Connelly, T. A. Fehniger, J. P. Atkinson, S. M. Pruett-Miller, F. J. Monsma, and D. Bhattacharya, "Engineering Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Lines to Evade Xenogeneic Transplantation Barriers.", bioRxiv, 2023 Jun 29. PMCID: PMC10326974  PMID: 37425790
Jergović, M., M. Watanabe, R. Bhat, C. P. Coplen, S. A. Sonar, R. Wong, Y. Castaneda, L. Davidson, M. Kala, R. C. Wilson, et al., "T-cell cellular stress and reticulocyte signatures, but not loss of naïve T lymphocytes, characterize severe COVID-19 in older adults.", Geroscience, vol. 45, issue 3, pp. 1713-1728, 2023 Jun. PMCID: PMC9838276  PMID: 36633825
Goodrum, F., A. C. Lowen, S. Lakdawala, J. Alwine, A. Casadevall, M. J. Imperiale, W. Atwood, D. Avgousti, J. Baines, B. Banfield, et al., "Virology under the Microscope-a Call for Rational Discourse.", mSphere, vol. 8, issue 2, pp. e0003423, 2023 Apr 20. PMCID: PMC10117089  PMID: 36700653
Lafleur, B. J., L. White, M. D. Dake, J. Z. Nikolich, R. Sprissler, and D. Bhattacharya, "No Evidence That Analgesic Use after COVID-19 Vaccination Negatively Impacts Antibody Responses.", Immunohorizons, vol. 7, issue 12, pp. 834-841, 2023 Dec 01. PMID: 38085168
Quirk, G. E., M. V. Schoenle, K. L. Peyton, J. L. Uhrlaub, B. Lau, J. L. Burgess, K. Ellingson, S. Beitel, J. Romine, K. Lutrick, et al., "Determinants of B cell responses to drifted epitopes in post-vaccination SARS-CoV-2 infections.", medRxiv, 2023 Sep 14. PMCID: PMC10516057  PMID: 37745498


Ripperger, T. J., and D. Bhattacharya, "Less BMI-1 is more for chronic infections.", Nat Immunol, vol. 23, issue 1, pp. 6-8, 2022 Jan. PMID: 34931079
Centuori, S. M., and D. Bhattacharya, "Locally produced autoantibodies in cancer.", Cell, vol. 185, issue 7, pp. 1110-1111, 2022 Mar 31. PMID: 35364029
Bhattacharya, D., "Instructing durable humoral immunity for COVID-19 and other vaccinable diseases.", Immunity, vol. 55, issue 6, pp. 945-964, 2022 Jun 14. PMCID: PMC9085459  PMID: 35637104