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.

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

Recent Publications

2020

Nikolich-Zugich, J., K. S. Knox, C. Tafich Rios, B. Natt, D. Bhattacharya, and M. J. Fain, "SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 in older adults: what we may expect regarding pathogenesis, immune responses, and outcomes.", Geroscience, vol. 42, issue 2, pp. 505-514, 2020 04. PMCID: PMC7145538  PMID: 32274617
Jamwal, D. R., D. Laubitz, C. A. Harrison, V. Figliuolo da Paz, C. M. Cox, R. Wong, M. Midura-Kiela, M. A. Gurney, D. G. Besselsen, P. Setty, et al., "Intestinal Epithelial Expression of MHCII Determines Severity of Chemical, T-Cell-Induced, and Infectious Colitis in Mice.", Gastroenterology, 2020 Jun 23. PMID: 32589883
Zbesko, J. C., J. Beischel Frye, D. A. Becktel, D. K. Gerardo, J. Stokes, K. Calderon, T-V. V. Nguyen, D. Bhattacharya, and K. P. Doyle, "IgA natural antibodies are produced following T-cell independent B-cell activation following stroke.", Brain Behav Immun, 2020 Sep 18. PMID: 32956832
Baumgarth, N., J. Nikolich-Zugich, E-H. F Lee, and D. Bhattacharya, "Antibody Responses to SARS-CoV-2: Let's Stick to Known Knowns.", J Immunol, 2020 Sep 04. PMID: 32887754
Wong, R., and D. Bhattacharya, "ZBTB38 is dispensable for antibody responses.", PLoS One, vol. 15, issue 9, pp. e0235183, 2020. PMID: 32956421
Ripperger, T. J., J. L. Uhrlaub, M. Watanabe, R. Wong, Y. Castaneda, H. A. Pizzato, M. R. Thompson, C. Bradshaw, C. C. Weinkauf, C. Bime, et al., "Orthogonal SARS-CoV-2 Serological Assays Enable Surveillance of Low-Prevalence Communities and Reveal Durable Humoral Immunity.", Immunity, 2020 Oct 14. PMID: 33129373
Wong, R., J. A. Belk, J. Govero, J. L. Uhrlaub, D. Reinartz, H. Zhao, J. M. Errico, L. D'Souza, T. J. Ripperger, J. Nikolich-Zugich, et al., "Affinity-Restricted Memory B Cells Dominate Recall Responses to Heterologous Flaviviruses.", Immunity, 2020 Oct 02. PMID: 33010224

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

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