Scientist Profile

Girdhari Lal, Ph.D.

Email

glal@nccs.res.in

Research Areas

Biology of Cancer and chronic Diseases, Pathogenesis and Cellular Response

Experience

2015 (Sep) present Scientist F, National Centre for Cell Science, Pune, India.
2010 (Sep) - 2015 (Sep) Scientist D, National Centre for Cell Science, Pune, India.
2012 Visiting Scientist, Department of Surgery, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA
2010 (Till August) Assistant Professor, Department of Gene and Cell Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA.
2006 - 2010 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Gene and Cell Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA.
2005 Ph.D., Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India .
2000 Master of Science (M.Sc.) , Dr. R.M.L. Avadh University, Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Research

Role of inflammation in autoimmunity and tolerance

Inflammation is the complex set of reactions involves a set of cytokines, chemokines, adhesion molecules and various cell types. Inflammation can happen in any organs or tissues in response to traumatic reaction, infection, early cancer, post-ischemic, toxic or autoimmune injuries. This helps in the generation of pro-tumorogenic environment, promoting angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis, stimulating DNA damage, remodeling of extra-cellular matrix protein (ECM) to facilitate metastasis and evading the host defense mechanism. However, the cellular and molecular mechanisms of inflammation that control the differentiation and function of subsets of immune cells (T cells, B cells and DCs) in the inflamed microenvironment is not well studied.
We are investigating how various cytokines, chemokines and cell adhesion molecules present in inflamed microenvironment induces genome-wide epigenetic modifications and gene expression in different subsets of CD4 T cells (Th1, Th2, Th17 and Tregs). Using skin transplantation and autoimmune disease (Experimental Colitis and Experimental Autoimmune Encephalitis, EAE) animal models, we are investigating how immune cell differentiation and functions are affected in vivo in the inflamed tissues and secondary lymphoid organs.

Publications

Publications (Reported from Google scholar and Pubmed https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Girdhari+Lal

 

Manuscript Published

2022

 

1. Giri S, Metei HT, Mishra A, Lal G. (2022) Vγ2+ gamma-delta T cells in the presence of anti-CD40L control surgical inflammation and promote skin allografts survival. Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 142: Online early. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jid.2022.03.016PMID: 35378114. (IF 8.551)
2. Agarwal D, Paul S, Lele P, Piprode V, Kawade A, Hajela N, Bavdekar A, Parulekar V, Ginde M, Paranjape G, Matsuda K, Hori T, Juvekar S, Lal G. (2022) Changes in Immunological Parameters by Ageing in Rural Healthy Indian Adults and their Associations with Sex and Lifestyle. Online.. 05 January 2022, PREPRINT (Version 1) available at Research Square [https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-1216293/v1]

 

2021

Chhatar S, and Lal G (2021) Role of adrenergic receptor signaling in neuroimmune communication. Current Research in Immunology. 2:202-217. DOI: 10.1016/j.crimmu.2021.11.001. PMID: 35492402.

Karmakar S, Pal P, Lal G (2021) Key activating and inhibitory ligands involved in the mobilization of natural killer cells for cancer immunotherapies. ImmunoTargets and Therapy. 10:287-407. PMID 34754837. DOI:10.2147/ITT.S306109.

Mishra A, and Lal G (2021) Neurokinin receptor and their implication in various autoimmune diseases. Current Research in Immunology. 2:66-78. DOI: 10.1016/j.crimmu.2021.06.001. PMID: 35492389.

Giri S, and Lal G (2021) Differentiation and functional plasticity of gamma-delta (gd) T cells under homeostasis and disease conditions. Molecular Immunology. 136:138-149. PMID: 34146759. DOI: 10.1016/j.molimm.2021.06.006 (IF 4.407)

Meitei HT, Jadhav N, Lal G (2021) CCR6-CCL20 axis as a therapeutic target for autoimmune diseases. Autoimmunity Reviews. 20(7):102846. PMID 33971346. DOI: 10.1016/j.autrev.2021.102846. (IF 9.754)

Halder N, Lal G (2021) Cholinergic system and its therapeutic importance in inflammation and autoimmunity. Frontiers in Immunology. 12:660342. PMID 33936095. DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2021.660342. (IF 7.561)

Karmakar S, Lal G (2021) Role of serotonin receptor signaling in cancer cells and anti-tumor immunity. Theranostics. 11(11): 5296-5312; PMID 33859748. DOI:10.7150/thno.55986 (IF 11.556)

Bajpai J, Srinivas S, Abraham G, Chiplunkar SV, Malhotra H, Narula G, Radhakrishnan V, Banavali S, Prabhas K, Jalali R, Matthew V, Sharma A, Nair R, Rajappa S, Koppikar S, Kuriakose M, Awasthi A, Lal G, Purvar R. (2021) Meeting proceedings of the 2nd Annual Immuno-Oncology Society of India Conference (I-OSICON-2020), Mumbai, India. Journal of Immunotherapy and Precision Oncology. 4(1):28-31. DOI:10.36401/JIPO-20-X9.

 

2020

Pathak M, Lal G (2020) The regulatory function of CCR9+ dendritic cells in inflammation and autoimmunity. Frontiers in Immunology. 11: 536326. PMID 33123124. DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2020.536326.  (IF 7.561)

Paul D, Jani K, Kumar J, Chauhan R, Seshadri V, Lal G, Karyakarte R, Joshi S, Tambe M, Sen S, Karade S, Anand KB, Shergill SPS, Gupta RM, Bhat MK, Sahu A, Shouche YS (2020) Phylogenomic analysis of SARS-CoV-2 genomes from western India reveals unique linked mutations. bioRXiv.2020.07.30.228460; DOI: 10.1101/2020.07.30.228460.

Patta I, Madhok A, Khare S, Gottimukkala KP, Verma A, Giri S, Dandewad S, Seshadri V, Lal G, Misra-Sen J, Galande S (2020) Dynamic regulation of chromatin organizer SATB1 via TCR induced alternative 2 promoter switch during T-cell development. Nucleic Acid Research. 48(11):5873-890.. (IF 16.971)

Pathak M, Padghan P, Haldar N, Shilpi, Kulkarni N, Sonar, SA, Lal G. (2020) CCR9+ signaling in dendritic cells drives the differentiation of Foxp3+ Tregs and suppress the allergic IgE response in the gut. European Journal of Immunology 50:404-417. PMID 31755547.  doi: 10.1002/eji.201948327. (IF 5.532)

 

2019

Shilpi, and Girdhari Lal (2019) Multi-cellular and multi-molecular immune interactions in the transplantation tolerance and rejection. Indian Journal of Inflammation Research. (3)1:R4. DOI: 10.15305/ijir/v3i1/318.

Sonar SA, Lal G (2019) The iNOS activity during immune response controls the CNS pathology in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. Frontiers in Immunology. 10:710. DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2019.00710 (IF 7.561)

Paul S, Chhatar S, Mishra A, Lal G (2019) Natural killer T cell activation increases iNOS+CD206- M1 macrophage and controls the growth of solid tumor. Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer. 7:208. DOI: 10.1186/s40425-019-0697-7 (IF 13.751)

Bajpai J, Kannan RA, Malhotra H, Radhakrishnan V, Jalali R, Narula G, Awasthi A, Lal G, Purvar R, Prabhash K, Rajappa S, Sharma A, Kuriakose M, Matthews V, Nair R, Koppikar S, Chiplunkar SV, Banavali S. (2019) Meeting Proceedings of the First Immuno-Oncology Society of India Conference (I-OSICON-2019), Mumbai, India. Journal of Immunotherapy and Precision Oncology. 2(3):106-125. DOI: 10.4103/2666-2345.265156.

 

2018

Kulkarni N*, Sonar SA* and Lal G (2018) Molecular mechanism of Treg and Th17 cell plasticity in the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and its clinical importance. Indian Journal of Inflammation Research. 1(1):R2 (Page 1-17). DOI: 10.15305/ijir/v1i1/258

Sonar SA and Lal G (2018) Blood-brain barrier and its function during inflammation and autoimmunity. Journal of Leukocyte Biology. 103(5):839-853. PMID: 29431873 (IF 4.962).

Kulkarni N, Meitei HT, Sonar SA, Sharma PK, Mujeeb, VR, Srivastava S, Boppana R, and Lal G (2018) CCR6 signaling inhibits suppressor function of induced-Treg during gut inflammation. Journal of Autoimmunity. 88:121-130. PMID 29126851. (IF 7.094)

 

2017

Sonar SA and Lal G (2017) Differentiation and transmigration of CD4 T cells in the neuroinflammation and autoimmunity. Frontiers in Immunology. 8:1695. PMID 29238350. (IF 7.561)

Lal G (2017) A joint venture of basic and clinical scientists to unravel the hidden secret of inflammation biology. Indian Journal of Inflammation Research. 1(1):1-2. DOI:10.15305/ijir/v1i1/246

Kulkarni N and Lal G (2017) Chemokines, and answer to the gut inflammation? Atlas of Science. 6th October 2017, online.

Paul S and Lal G (2017) Anti-tumor function of natural killer cells and its importance in cancer immunotherapy. Frontiers in Immunology. 8:1124. PMID 28955340. (IF 7.561)

Sonar SA, Shaikh S, Joshi N, Atre AN, and Lal G (2017) IFN-g promotes transendothelial migration of CD4+ T cells across the blood-brain barrier. Immunology and Cell Biology. 95:843-853. PMID 28682305. (IF 5.126)

Rattan A, Pawar SD, Nawadkar R, Kulkarni N, Lal G, Mullick J, and Sahu A (2017) Synergy between the classical and alternative pathways of complement is essential for conferring effective protection against the pandemic influenza A(H1N1) 2009 virus infection. Plos Pathogens. 1(3):e1006248. PMID 28301559. (IF 6.832).

Kulkarni N, Pathak M, and Lal G. (2017) Role of chemokine receptors and intestinal epithelial cells in the mucosal inflammation and tolerance. Journal of Leukocyte Biology. 101(2):377-394. PMID 27899415. (IF 4.962).

 

2016

Paul S, Kulkarni N, Shilpi and Lal G (2016) Intratumoral natural killer cells show reduced effector and cytolytic properties and affect the differentiation of effector Th1 cells. Oncoimmunology. 5(12):e1235106. PMID 28151533. (IF 8.11)

Paul S and Lal G (2016) Regulatory and effector functions of gamma-delta (γδ) T cells and their therapeutic potential in adoptive cellular therapy for cancer. International Journal of Cancer. 139:976-985. PMID 27012367. (IF 7.396).

Lal G*, Kulkarni N, Nakayama Y, Singh AK, Sethi A, Burrell BE, Brinkman CC, Iwami D, Zhang T, Thomas Hehlgans and Bromberg JS*. (2016) IL-10 from marginal zone precursor B cells controls the differentiation of Th17, Tfh and Tfr cells in transplantation tolerance. Immunology Letters. 170:52-63. (*Co-corresponding author). PMID 26772435. (IF 3.685)

Khirade MF, Lal G and Bapat SA (2015) Derivation of a fifteen gene prognostic panel for six cancers. Scientific Reports. 5:13248. PMID 26272668.  (IF 4.379).

 

2015

Sonar S and Lal G (2015) Role of tumor necrosis factor superfamily (TNFSF) in neuroinflammation and autoimmunity. Front. Immunol. 6:364, PMID 26257732. (IF 7.561)

Lal G*, Nakayama Y, Sethi A, Singh AK, Burrell BE, Kulkarni N, Brinkman CC, Iwami D, Zhang T and Bromberg JS*. (2015) IL-10 from marginal zone precursor B cell subset is required for costimulatory blockade induced transplantation tolerance. Transplantation. 99(9):1817-28. PMID 25839706 (*Co-corresponding author). (IF 4.939)

Paul S, Shilpi, Lal G (2005) Role of gamma-delta T cells in autoimmunity. Journal of Leukocyte Biology. 97(2):259-271. PMID 25502468. (IF 4.962)

 

2014

Paul S, Singh AK, Shilpi and Lal G (2014) Phenotypic and functional plasticity of gamma-delta (γδ) T cells in inflammation and tolerance. Int. Rev. Immunol. 33(6):537-558. PMID. 24354324. (IF 5.311)

 

2013

Kesari A, Dalal A, Lal G and Pandey SN (2013) Editorial on “Molecular Diagnostics. Biomed. Res. Int. 2013:387486. PMID: 24078915. (IF 2.88).

Sethi A, Kulkarni N, Sonar S, Lal G. (2013) Role of miRNAs in CD4 T cell plasticity during inflammation and tolerance. Front Genet. 4:8. Pubmed PMID 23386861.  (IF 4.599).

 

2012

van der Touw W, Burrell B, Lal G, Bromberg JS. (2012) NK cells are required for costimulatory blockade induced tolerance to vascularized allografts. Transplantation. 94(6):575-84. Pubmed PMID 22914174. (IF 4.939)

 

2011

Yin N, Zhang N, Lal G, Xu J, Yan M, Ding Y, Bromberg JS. (2011) Lymphangiogenesis Is Required for Pancreatic Islet Inflammation and Diabetes. PLoS ONE. 6(11): e28023. Pubmed PMID 22132197. (IF 3.24)  

Xu J, Yang Y, Qiu G, Lal G, Yin N, Wu J, Bromberg JS and Ding Y (2011) Stat4 is critical for the balance between Th17 cells and regulatory T cells in colitis. J Immunol. 186:6597-6606. Pubmed PMID 21525389. (IF 5.422)  

Lal G*, Yin N, Xu J, Lin M, Schroppel B, Marie I, Levy DE, Ding Y and Bromberg JS* (2011) Distinct inflammatory signals have physiologically divergent effects on epigenetic regulation of Foxp3 expression and Treg function. Am J Transplant. 11(2):203-14. Pubmed PMID. 21219575. (*Co-corresponding author) (IF 8.086)  

 

2010

Kruger B, Yin, N, Zhang N, Yadav A, Coward W, Lal G, Zang Z, Heeger P, Bromberg JS, Murphy B and Schroppel B (2010) Islet-expressed TLR2 and TLR4 sense injury and mediate early graft failure after transplantation. Eur J Immunol. 40(10):2914-24. PMID. 20809521. (IF 5.532)  

Garcia RM*, Ledgerwood L*, Yang Y, Xu J, Lal G, Burrel B, Ma G, Hashimoto D, Li Y, Boros P, Grisotto M, van Rooijen N, Matesanz R, Tacke F, Ginhoux F, Ding Y, Chen S-H, Randolph G J, Merad M, Bromberg J S, and Ochando JC (2010) Monocytic suppressive cells mediate cardiovascular transplantation tolerance in mice. Journal of Clinical Investigation. 120(7):2486-96. PMID. 20551515. (IF 14.808)

Zhang N*, Kruger B*, Lal G, Luan Y, Yadav A, Zang W, Lin M, Grimm M, Waaga-Gasser AM, Murphy B, Bromberg JS and Schroppel B (2010) Inhibition of TLR4 signaling prolongs Treg dependent murine islet allograft survival. Immunol Lett. 127(2):119-25. PMID: 19879295. (IF 3.685)

 

 

2009

Lal G, Bromberg JS. (2009) Epigenetic mechanisms of regulation of Foxp3 expression. Blood. July 29; 114(18):3727-3735. PMID: 19641188.  (IF 22.113)

Xu J, Yang Y, Qiu G, Lal G, Wu Z, Levy DE, Ochando JC, Bromberg JS, Ding Y. (2009) c-Maf regulates IL-10 expression during Th17 polarization. J Immunol. May 15; 182(10):6226-36. PMID: 19414776. (IF 5.422)

Zhang N, Schröppel B, Lal G, Jakubzick C, Mao X, Chen D, Yin N, Jessberger R, Ochando JC, Ding Y, Bromberg JS. (2009) Regulatory T cells sequentially migrate from inflamed tissues to draining lymph nodes to suppress the alloimmune response. Immunity. Mar 20; 30(3):458-69. PMID: 19303390. (IF 31.745)

Lal G, Zhang N, van der Touw W, Ding Y, Ju W, Bottinger EP, Reid SP, Levy DE, Bromberg JS. (2009) Epigenetic regulation of Foxp3 expression in regulatory T cells by DNA methylation. J Immunol. Jan 1; 182(1):259-73. PMID: 19109157. (IF 5.422)

 

2008

Ledgerwood LG*, Lal G*, Zhang N, Garin A, Esses SJ, Ginhoux F, Merad M, Peche H, Lira SA, Ding Y, Yang Y, He X, Schuchman EH, Allende ML, Ochando JC*, Bromberg JS. (2008) The sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor 1 causes tissue retention by inhibiting the entry of peripheral tissue T lymphocytes into afferent lymphatics. Nature Immunology. 9(1):42-53. PMID: 18037890. (*These authors contributed equally). (IF 25.606)

 

2006

Lal G, Shaila MS, Nayak R. (2006) Activated mouse T cells downregulate, process and present their surface TCR to cognate anti-idiotypic CD4+ T cells. Immunol Cell Biol. 84(2):145-53. PMID: 16519732. (IF 5.126)

Lal G, Shaila MS, Nayak R. (2006) Recombinant idiotypic TCRbeta chain immunization in mice generates antigen specific T cell response. Mol Immunol. 43(10):1549-56. Epub 2005 Nov 28. PMID: 16310853. (IF 4.407)

Lal G, Shaila MS, Nayak R. (2006) Booster immunization of antigen primed mice with anti-idiotypic T cells generates antigen-specific memory T cell response. Vaccine. 24(8):1149-58. PMID: 16239053. (IF 4.422)

Lal G, Shaila MS, Nayak R. (2006) Idiotypic T cells specific for Morbillivirus nucleocapsid protein process and present their TCR to cognate anti-idiotypic CD8+ T cells. Immunol Lett. 102(2):132-40. PMID:  16188324. (IF 3.685)


2005

Lal G, Shaila MS, Nayak R. (2005) Activated mouse T-cells synthesize MHC class II, process, and present morbillivirus nucleocapsid protein to primed T-cells. Cell Immunol. 234(2):133-45. PMID: 16083868. (IF 4.868)

Nayak R, Lal G, Shaila MS. (2005) Perpetuation of immunological memory: role of serum antibodies and accessory cells. Microbes Infect. 7(11-12):1276-83. PMID: 16046169. (IF 2.70)

 

Patent Filed

Novel combination of serotonin receptor (5-HTR2B antagonist and an immunomodulator for inhibition of cancer. (Application Number 202121044467, dated 30.09.2021)

 

 

Book Chapters

Sourav Paul and Girdhari Lal (November 2017) Development and Function of NK Cells and its Importance in Cancer Immunotherapy. In M. A. Hayat (Ed.), Immunology: Immunotoxicology, Immunopathology and Immunotherapy. Vol. 1, Chapter 9: Pages:117-134. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-809819-6.00009-5. Academic Press/Elsevier. ISBN: 9780128098196.

https://www.elsevier.com/books/immunology/hayat/978-0-12-809819-6

Sandip Ashok Sonar and Girdhari Lal (August 2019) Overview of mechanisms underlying neuroimmune diseases. In Mitoma and Manto (Eds.), Neuroimmune Diseases, Contemporary Clinical Neuroscience-From Cells to the Living Brain. Chapter 1: Pages 1-60. Springer Nature publisher. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-19515-1_1. ISBN: 9783030195144.

https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030195144#aboutBook

Priyanka Dnyandeo Padghan and Girdhari Lal (December 2021) Immunological alteration and treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Inflammation. Volume 2. Published by Society of Inflammation Research-India.

 

 

Book Edited

Inflammation. Volume 1. (June 2021) published by Society of Inflammation Research-India. ISBN 978-81-952415-0-7.

 

 

Awards/Honour/Memberships

  1. International Congress of Immunology 2016 (ICI2016) travel grant by American Association of Immunologists (AAI), USA.
  2. 4th European Immunology Congress (2015) travel grant by American Association of Immunologists (AAI), USA.
  3. Early Career Faculty Travel Grant (2013) by American Association of Immunologists (AAI),USA.
  4. Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award 2010 (IYBA 2010), Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.
  5. Young Investigator Award by American Society of Transplantation at San Diego, USA, 1st May 2010.
  6. American Society of Transplantation Distinguish Research Fellow by American Society of Transplantation at San Diego, USA, 16th October, 2009.
  7. Young Investigator Award by American Society of Transplantation at Boston, USA, 30th May 2009.
  8. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institute of Health Scholarship in Keystone Symposia at Keystone, Colorado, USA, 1st March 2009.
  9. Young Investigator Award by American Society of Transplantation at Toronto, Canada, 31st May 2008.
  10. Travel Scholarship in Keystone symposia on 'Tolerance and Autoimmunity' Keystone, Colorado, USA, 30th January 2008.
  11. Quiz Prize Winner in workshop “Tools and Techniques of Plant Biodiversity Study" at Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plant, Department of Biotechnology (CIMAP), Lucknow, U.P., India. (January 1999)
  12. Quiz Prize Winner on topic "University Talks AIDS" conducted by National Service Scheme (NSS) of University Grant Commission (UGC) in Dr. R.M.L. Avadh University, Faizabad, U.P., India. (August 1998)

 


 

Fellowships

Swarnjayanti Fellowship (2019-2024) by Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India
Ramalingaswami Fellowship 2011, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.
Nominated for Charles H Reveson Post-doctoral Fellowship from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 2008.
Senior Research Fellowship from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India (2002- 2005).
Junior Research Fellowship from National Eligibility Test (NET)-Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India. (2001-2002) (Ranked among top 20% NET-CSIR qualified candidates).
Indian Institute of Science Fellowship, (2000-2001).

 

Affiliations

 

1999 onward

Life member, Association of Microbiologists in India (AMI).

2003 onward

Life member, Indian Immunology Society (IIS).

2010 onward

Life member, Indian Society of Cell Biology (ISCB).

2011 onward

Life member, Society of Biological Chemists (SBC), India.

2011 onward    

Life member, The Biotech Research Society, India.

2012 onward   

Member, American Association of Immunologists (AAI), USA.

2016 onward  

Member, European Academy of Tumor Immunology (EATI), France.

2006-2007

Trainee member of The Transplantation Society (TTS), Canada.

2006-2009  

Member of American Association for the Advancement of   Science (AAAS), USA.

2007-2008

Trainee member of American Society of Transplantation (AST), USA.

2015 onward 

Life member, The Indian Science Congress Association, India.

2015 onward

Life Member, Society of Leukocyte Biology, USA.

2010-2015

Member, American Society of Transplantation (AST), USA.

2017 onward

Member, Molecular Immunology Forum, India.

2017 onward  

Founding and Executing council member, Society of Inflammation Research, India.

2017 onward 

Member, Society of Mucosal Immunology (SMI), USA.

2018-2021

Vice President, Indian Immunology Society (IIS).

2018-onward   

Executive Council Member, Immuno-Oncology Society of India (I-OSI)

2019-Present  

Member, Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC), USA.

2019-onward 

Life Member, Indian Society of Translational Research (ISTR), India.

Presentation in National/International Conferences

           

2022

  1. Giri S., Meitei HT, Misha A, Lal G (2022) Anti-CD40L antibody promotes the differentiation of Vg2+ regulatory gd T cells and controls skin allograft survival. The Annual Conference of The Transplantation Society (TTS) 2022 meeting held at Buenos Aires, Argentina on 10-14th September.
  2. Meitei HT, Kulkarmi N, Rapole S, Lal G (2022) CCR6 intrinsic signaling alters Th17 cell metabolism during gut inflammation. Gordon Research Conference on Immunometabolism in health and disease, to be held at Bryant University, Rhode Island, USA from June 19-24.
  3. Mishra A, Halder N, Kumar D, Lal G. (2022) Trachykinin receptor 1 (TACR1) signaling promotes Foxp3+ regulatory CD4 T cell differentiation and controls gut inflammation. In Cell Symposia: Neuroimmune Axis: Lisbon, Portugal, on 11-13 September 2022 (poster)
  4. Lal G (2022) A good education, discipline and territorial restriction of immune cells is important for mounting and effective immunity. Lecture on Short term program in Pharmaceutical Sciences organized by Poona College of Pharmacy, Bharti Vidyapeeth University, Pune on 12th January. (Invited Talk).

2021

  1. Karmakar S, Lal G (2021) Exploiting the neuroimmune communication in anti-tumor immunotherapy. 47th Annual Conference of Indian Immunology Society organized at IICT Kolkata on 18-19th December 2021. (Invited Talk)
  2. Meitei HT, Kulkarni N, Sharma PK, Mujeeb VR, Srivastava S, Shirolkar A, Rapole S, Lal G (2021) Chemokine receptor CCR6 siganlling alters the Th17 cell metabolism and promotes its pathogenic function. 47th Annual Conference of Indian Immunology Society organized at IICT Kolkata on 18-19th December 2021. (Oral Presentation)
  3. Meitei HT and Lal G (2021) Chemokine receptor CCR6 signaling in CD4 T cells drives the metabolic adaptation of inflammatory Th17 cells in inflammatory colitis. 3rd National Biomedical Research Competition-2021 (NBRCCOM 2021) organized by Society of Young Biomedical Scientists, India on 6-10th Decmber 2021. (Oral Presentation).
  4. Lal G (2021) Immunological mechanism of neuroinflammatory diseases. Virtual Bi-monthly lecture series on Immunology and Inflammation organized by Society of Inflammation Research, Bangalore on 20th November. (Invited talk)
  5. Lal G. (2021) Current status of Immunooncology research in India- Challenges and remedies. 3rd Annual Congress of Immuno-Oncology Society of India 2021 held onlin on 8-10th October 2021. (Invited Talk)
  6. Lal G (2021) Contribution of gamma-delta T cells in allogenic transplantation tolerance. 13th Annual Conference and workshop of the Cytometry Society (TCS-2021) to be held online on 29-30th October 2021. (Invited Talk)
  7. Halder N, Kumar D, Lal G. (2021) Acetylcholine receptors control the CD4+ T cells response during gut inflammation and autoimmunity. 5th Annual conference of Society of Inflammation Research (SIRCON 21) tob held online on 2nd and 3rd October 2021. (Oral Presentation) (Best oral presentation Award).
  8. Lal G. (2021) Education and Learning of Immune Cells in Health and Diseases. Invited Keynote Address on occasion of Orientation programm at Amity University, Haryana on 4th September.
  9. Lal G (2021) Opportunity for CD4 T cell migration, plasticity, and its communication at the gut brain axis. Invited talk at Innovation Center, Tata Chemicals Limited, Pune on 30th June.
  10. Lal G (2021) NK cell role in Inflammation and regulation. Virtual Bi-monthly lecture series on Immunology and Inflammation organized by Society of Inflammation Research, Bangalore on 9th May. (Invited talk)
  11. Lal G (2021) Pathophysiological importance of gut-tropic chemokine receptors in inflammation and autoimmunity. International conference on Infectious diseases and immunopathology (IDIP-2021), organized by Department of Biotechnology, SPPU, Pune on 22-24th April.(Invited talk).
  12. Lal G (2021) Importance of territorial restriction and education of immune cells in mounting effective immunity. Invited lecture in Faculty Induction Programme -IV at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on 25th February. (Invited online Talk).
  13. Lal G (2021) Role of natural killer (NK) cells and NKT cells in controlling the anti-tumor immunity.  International webinar on New Horizons and Breakthrough in cancer research in present era organized by B. N. Patel Institute of paramedical and Science, Anand, Gujrat on 27th March. (Invited Speaker).
  14. Lal G (2021) Cell receptors, cellular communication and linked-diseases. Virtual Bi-monthly lecture series on Immunology and Inflammation organized by Society of Inflammation Research, Bangalore on 7th March. (Invited talk)

2020

  1. Lal G (2020) Cellular and molecular crosstalk in inflammation and autoimmunity. Online Faculty Development Programme on Current Trends in Life Sciences at Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) Vellore on 17 December 2020. (Invited Talk).
  2. Lal G (2020) Mechanism of Immunopathogenesis in cancer. Virtual FIMSA course 2020, PGI, Chandigarh, 8-10th October 2020. (Invited Talk)
  3. Paul S, Mishra A, Chhatar S, Lal G (2020) Activated NK T cells promote the inflammatory tumor microenvironment and control the growth of solid tumor. 35st Anniversary annual meeting of Society for immunotherapy of cancer (SITC 2020), USA. 11-14th November 2020.
  4. Lal G (2020) Chemokine Receptor CCR6 signaling in Gut inflammation and autoimmunity. Virtual Annual Meeting of the Society for Leukocyte Biology 2020 in meeting titled ‘Host-Microbial Interactions in Health and Disease: The good, the Bad and the Ugly, held at Portland, Oregon on 28th July 2020. (Invited Talk)
  5. Lal G and Giri S (2020) Vg2+ gamma-delta (gd) T cells promotes the survival of skin allografts in the presence of anti-CD40L-induced transplantation tolerance. Immunology 2020, Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, on 8-12th May. (Oral Presentation)
  6. Lal G, Patahak M, Namrita Halder and Padghan P (2020) CCR9+ dendritic cells promote the differentiation of Foxp3+ regulatory CD4 T cells. Immunology 2020, Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, on 8-12th May. (Oral Presentation)
  7. Heikrujam T., Kulkarni T, Shirolkar A, Rapole S, Sharma P,  Lal G. (2020) Chemokine receptor CCR6 intrinsic signaling alters metabolic reprogramming of Th17 cell during gut inflammation and autoimmunity. 12th International Congress on Autoimmunity, Athens, Greece, on 20-24th May. (Oral Presentation)
  8. Pathak M, Halder N, Padghan P, Lal G. (2020) CCR9 intrinsic signaling in dendritic cells promote the differentiation of Foxp3+ Regulatory CD4 T cells in the gut. 12th International Congress on Autoimmunity, Athens, Greece, on 20-24th May. (Oral Presentation)
  9. Meitei HT, Shirolkar A, Rapole S and Lal G (2020) Intrinsic signalling of CCR6 and T cell receptor alters the gene expression and cellular metabolism of Th17 cells during gut inflammation. Mini-symposium titled ‘Signals from the Gut’ at National Centre for Cell Science, Pune on 5-6th January. Invited talk.
  10. Chhatar S and Lal G (2020) Effect of adrenergic receptor signalling in CD4 T cells during gut inflammation and autoimmunity. Mini-symposium titled ‘Signals from the Gut’ at National Centre for Cell Science, Pune on 5-6th January. (Poster Presentation.)
  11. Padghan P and Lal G (2020) CCR6 signaling modulates class-switch recombination in B cells during gut inflammation. Mini-symposium titled ‘Signals from the Gut’ at National Centre for Cell Science, Pune on 5-6th January. (Poster Presentation.)
  12. Lal G (2020) Discipline, education, and territorial restriction of immune cells in the tissues for a healthy body and function. International symposium on basic and advanced translational immunology (BATI-2020) at Central University of Kerala, Tejaswini Hills, Periya, Kasaragod. On 5-7th March. (Invited talk)

2019

  1. Lal G (2019) Phenotypic and functional plasticity of Th17 and Tregs in inflammation and autoimmunity. Guest lecture at Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMR), Chandigarh on 9th December.
  2. Meitei HT, Shirolkar A, Rapole S, Lal G (2019) Chemokine receptor CCR6 signaling interacts with T cell receptor signaling and modulate the inflammatory function of Th17 cells. Indian Immunology Society conference 2019 (Immunocon2019) held on 14-16th November at Mumbai. (Oral Presentation)
  3. Karmakar S and Lal G (2019) Role of serotonin receptors in anti-tumor immunity. 5th International conference on Translational Research: Recent Trends in Pre-translational to translational Research held at National Centre for Cell Science, Pune on 7-9th November. (Poster Presentation).
  4. Mishra A and Lal G (2019) Role of neurokinin 1 receptor on gut inflammation and autoimmunity. Indian Immunology Society conference 2019 (Immunocon2019) held on 14-16th November at Mumbai. (Oral Presentation)
  5. Haldar N, Kumar D and Lal G (2019) Acetylcholine receptors control the CD4+ T cell response during gut inflammation and autoimmunity. Indian Immunology Society conference 2019 (Immunocon2019) held on 14-16th November at Mumbai. (Oral Presentation)
  6. Chhatar S and Lal G (2019) Effect of adrenergic receptor signalling in CD4 T cells during gut inflammation and autoimmunity. Indian Immunology Society conference 2019 (Immunocon2019) held on 14-16th November at Mumbai. (Poster Presentation)
  7. Lal G (2019) Importance of gamma-delta (gd) T cells in transplantation tolerance. Indian Immunology Society conference 2019 (Immunocon2019) to be held on 14-16th November at Mumbai. (Invited talk)
  8. Lal G (2019) Effect of peripheral inflammation on blood-brain barrier structure and function in neuronal autoimmunity. International Brain Research Organization-Asia Pacific Regional Committee (IBRO-APRC) school on theme “Blood-brain Barrier: from basic physiology to Neurological Disorders” organized by Panjab University, Chandigarh from 4-9th November. (Invited Talk)
  9. Lal G (2019) CAR-T cell therapy- Opportunities and Challenges. 3rd Annual Conference of Cochin Cancer Research Centre (Canquer 2019) held at 8-9th November 2019 at KINFRA Biotechnology Park, Kalamassery, Kochi. (Invited Keynote Talk).
  10. Lal G (2019) Plasticity of CD4 T cell subsets in inflammation and autoimmunity. Society of Inflammation Research conference 2019 (SIRCON 2019) held on 13th October at Chennai. (Invited talk)
  11. Lal G (2019) Neuro-immune communication during inflammation and autoimmunity. National Symposium on Basic and Translational Research in Cancer Biology held on 11-12th September at Institute of Advance Research, Koba Institutional Area, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. (Invited Talk)
  12. Lal G (2019) Activation of natural killer T (NKT) cells alter the tumor microenvironment and reduces the growth of solid tumor. Carcinogenesis 2019 conference, ‘Emerging Horizons in Oncology: Molecules to Therapeutics Global Perspectives and Challenges held on 27-29th September 2019 at Gujarat University, Ahmedabad. (Invited Talk)
  13. Sonar SA,  Meitei HT, Lenka, and Lal G (2019) IL-23 produced by Th17 cells in the central nervous system drives the apoptosis of neurons during experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. In 17th International congress of Immunology to held between 18-23rd October 2019 at Beijing, China.
  14. Lal G (2019) Basic Research Questions in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. In National Alliance for Translational Research In Autoimmune Diseases' (NATRAD) held at IICB, Kolkata on 20-21st June 2019. Invited talk.
  15. Lal G (2019) Cells, cytokines, autoantibodies in Autoimmunity: Evidence and how to utilize the current information in model building. Autoimmunity: In Silico modeling consortium. Organized by ChanRe Hospital and Research Centre, Bangalore on 27th April 2019. Invited talk.
  16. Lal G (2019) Basics of Cancer Immunotherapy: A game of three dimensional chess! In 1st Immuno-Oncology Society of India Congress 2019, held at Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai between 15-17th March. Invited Talk.
  17. Meitei HT, and Lal G (2019) Chemokine receptor CCR6 signaling controls the pathogenicity of Th17 cells. National Conference on emerging Trends in disease model systems, organized by National Centre for Cell Science and National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) on 25-26th March. Poster presentation.
  18. Haldar N, and Lal G (2019) Role of acetylcholine receptors in the modulation of immune response in inflammation and autoimmunity. Asian Advanced Course in Basic and Clinical Immunology organized by Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS) in held at Jaipur, Rajasthan  between 26-29 March (Poster presentation).
  19. Padghan P, and Lal G (2019) B cell-intrinsic signaling controls Ig class-switch recombination during gut inflammation. International Conference on Molecular Signaling (ICMS-2019) held at NCCS, Pune on 23-25th January. (Poster presentation)

2018

  1. Lal G (2018) Mechanism of entry of pathogenic CD4 T cells in the central nervous system and its interaction with neurons. XLII All India Cell Biology Conference, The Cell in Action: Trends in Cell and Molecular Biology held at Organized by Department of Biological Sciences, BITS Pilani, Goa, India on 21-23th December. (Invited speaker)
  2. Lal G (2018) Chemokine receptor CCR6 signaling perturbs cellular and metabolism in CD4 T cells and promotes a pathogenic response in gut autoimmunity. Indo-US workshop on Understanding cell biology through proteomics and metabolomics held at NCCS, Pune on 10-11th December.
  3. Meitei HT, Kulkarni N, Shirolkar A, Rapole S and Lal G (2018) Chemokine receptor CCR6 signaling alters several important physiological and metabolic pathways in the Th17 cells. 10th Annual meeting of Proteomics Society, India and International Conference on Proteomics for Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine held at NCCS, Pune from 12-14th December. (Poster presentation).
  4. Lal G (2018) The non-chemotactic function of CCR6 controls the plasticity of Th17 and Tregs. 45th Annual Conference of the Indian Immunology Society (IIS), IMMUNOCON 2018 held at Faridabad, Gurgaon from 1st-3rd November. (Invited talk).
  5. Padghan P and Lal G (2018) CCR6 signaling modulates class switch recombination in B cells during gut inflammation. 45th Annual meeting of Indian Immunology Society held at THSTI, Faridabad on 1-3rd November 2018 (Oral Presentation)
  6. Nawadkar R, Kamble A, Mullick J, Lal G, Sahu A (2018) Role of complement anaphylatoxins C3a and C5a generated in the infection locale protect from viral infection. Annual meeting of Biological Engineering Society of India (BESCON) organized at IIT Bombay on 26-27th October. (Poster Presentation; Best poster Award).
  7. Mishra A, Haldar N and Lal G (2018) Role of neurotransmitters in modulating the immune cell functions. NCCS Retreat held on 26th September 2018 at Lonavala. (Best Poster award).
  8. Meitei HT and Lal G (2018) Chemokine receptor CCR6 signaling promotes differentiation of inflammatory Th17 cells. NCCS Cell biology Mini-symposia organized at NCCS Pune (Poster presentation).
  9. Meitei HT, Shirolkar A, Rapole S and Lal G (2018) Molecular interaction of T cell receptor and chemokine receptor CCR6 signaling in the differentiation of pathogenic Th17 cells in autoimmunity. 2nd Society of Inflammation Research conference held at Bangalore on 19th August 2018. (Oral Presentation, Best oral presentation award)
  10. Lal G (2018) Neuro-immune communication in inflammation and autoimmunity. CME programme organized by Society of Inflammation Research, to be held at Bangalore on 18th July. (Invited faculty)
  11. Lal G (2018) Tumor microenvironment drive how we treat cancers in future. IMsummit-2: Current Debates in Immuno-Oncology held in Mumbai on 30th June 2018 (Invited speaker).
  12. Lal G (2018) The role of inflammatory signals on transmigration of Th1 and Th17 cells
    across the BBB in neuronal autoimmunity. Bangalore NeuroImmunology Update 2018 held at Malleswaram, Bangalore between 22-24 June. (Invited speaker).
  13. Lal G (2018) Transmigration of CD4 T cells across the blood-brain barrier during neuroinflammation and autoimmunity. Pasteur Institute, Lille, France on 22nd May. (Invited Talk).
  14. Kulkarni N, Meitei HT, Sharma PK, Mujeeb VR, Srivastava S, Lal G (2018) The non-chemotactic function of CCR6 promotes differentiation of pathogenic Th17 cells during gut inflammation and autoimmunity. 11th International Congress of Autoimmunity held at Lisbon, Portugal between 16-20 May. (Talk)
  15. Lal G (2018) Biology of T cells: A historical and current perspective. Department of Biotechnology, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry. (Invited Guest Lecture).
  16. Lal G (2018) Education, discipline and territorial restriction of immune cells are necessary for the healthy body. National Seminar on Trends in Biology held at Department of Zoology, S. P. Pune University, Pune on 23rd March. (Invited Talk).
  17. Sonar SA and Lal G (2018) Effect of peripheral inflammation on the transmigration of immune cells across the blood-brain barrier. National Symposium on Trends in Biochemistry in Post-Genomic organized at Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Pondicherry University on 27-28th February 2018. (Invited Talk)
  18. Pathak M, Padghan P and Lal G (2018) CCR9+ dendritic cells (DCs) promote regulatory CD4+ T cell differentiation during gut inflammation. International congress of Cell Biology 2018 held in Hyderabad, on 27th-31st January. (Poster).
  19. Lal G (2018) Role of CCR6 in the differentiation and function of Th17 and Tregs during inflammation and autoimmunity. Molecular Immunology Forum 2018 held on 14-16th January at Diveagar, Maharashtra (Invited Talk).

  2017

  1. Kulkarni N, Meitei HT, Lal G (2017) Chemokine receptor CCR6 signaling in the differentiation and function CD4 T cells during gut inflammation and autoimmunity. 44th Annual Conference of the Indian Immunology Society (IIS), IMMUNOCON 2017 held at Ahmedabad from 14-16th December. (Invited talk).
  2. Lal G (2017) The non-chemotactic function of chemokine receptor in inflammation and autoimmunity. Society of Inflammation Research (SIR) inaugural conference (SIRCON) 2017 held on 29th October at Bangaluru. (Invited talk).
  3. Padghan P, Pathak P and Lal G (2017) CCR6 affects the class switch recombination in B cells during homeostasis and gut inflammation. 3rd Mini-symposium on Cell Biology held at National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), Pune on 23rd May. (Poster)
  4. Pathak M, Padghan P and Lal G (2017) CCR9+ dendritic cells  (DCs) promote regulatory CD4+ T cells during gut inflammation. 3rd Mini-symposium on Cell Biology held at National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), Pune on 23rd May. (Poster)
  5. Lal G (2017) The location of cellular meeting controls the alloimmunity, autoimmunity and immunity. Invited talk on World Immunology Day on 29th April at Dr. D. Y. Patil Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Institute, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth (Deemed University) Tathawade, Pune. (Invited talk).
  6. Lal G (2017) Adoptive cellular therapy: Exploiting the potential of bad and good cells is new good. XXIII Annual Convention of Indian Society for Veterinary Immunology and Biotechnology and National Conference on Challenges in Livestock and Poultry productions with Biotechnology held on 17-19th April 2017 at Krantisinh Nana Patil College of Veterinary Science, Shirwal, Satara, Maharashtra. (Invited talk).
  7. Lal G (2017) Effect of inflammatory signals on blood-brain barrier in transmigration of inflammatory CD4 T cells. Molecular Immunology Forum (MIF) on 10-11 March at Chandigarh. (Invited talk).
  8. Sonar S, and Lal G (2017) Transendothelial migration of Th17 cells across the blood-brain barrier during inflammation and autoimmunity. 43rd Annual Conference of Indian Immunology Society, Immunocon 2016 held on 16-18th February 2017 in Visakhapatnam. (Invited lecture).
  9. Shilpi and Lal G (2017) Gamma-delta (gd) T cells help in the generation of costimulatory blockade-induced transplantation tolerance. 43rd Annual Conference of Indian Immunology Society, Immunocon 2016 held on 16-18th February 2017 in Visakhapatnam. (Best Oral Presentation Award)

2016

  1. Kulkarni N, Sharma, PK, Mujeeb VR, Srivastava S, Puri P and Lal G. (2016) CCR6 intrinsic signaling in the CD4 T cells promotes the differentiation of inflammatory Th17 cells during autoimmune colitis. 57th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Gastroenterology held on 15-18 December at New Delhi. India. (Poster Presentation).
  2. Kulkarni N, Sethi A, Shaikh S and Lal G (2016) Non-chemotactic function of chemokine receptor CCR6 in the differentiation of Th17 and Treg cells. Cytokine2016 held on 16-19th October 2016 in San Francisco, USA. (Poster Presentation)
  3. Sonar S, Kulkarni N. and Lal G. (2016) Role of chemokine receptor signaling in the inflammation and autoimmunity. Maastricht University, Netherlands and NCCS Workshop held at NCCS Pune on 10th March.
  4. Kulkarni N. and Lal G (2016) CCR6 intrinsic signaling promotes Th17 cell differentiation during autoimmunity. International Congress of Immunology 2016 held from 21-26 August 2016 at Melbourne, Australia. (Mini-Oral Presentation; AAI travel Award 2016). Eur. J. Immunol. 2016, 46(Suppl.1):359.
  5. Sonar S and Lal G (2016) IFN-g signaling at the blood-brain barrier (BBB) endothelial cells has inflammatory function but in parenchyma plays a regulatory role during autoimmunity. International Congress of Immunology 2016 held from 21-26 August 2016 at Melbourne, Australia. (Oral Presentation, Travel Award by AAI). Eur. J. Immunol. 2016, 46(Suppl.1):563.
  6. Paul S and Lal G (2016) Intratumoral Natural Killer (NK) cells possess inhibitory phenotype and suppress Th1 effector function. International Congress of Immunology 2016 held from 21-26 August 2016 at Melbourne, Australia. (Mini-Oral Presentation) Eur. J. Immunol. 2016, 46(Suppl.1):89.
  7. Lal G. (2016) Transendothelial migration of Th17 cells across the blood-brain barrier during inflammation and autoimmunity. Symposia on Pathogens and Host Response organized by National institute of Immunology (NII) New Delhi on 10-12th August. (Invited Talk)
  8. Lal G. (2016) Role of intratumoral natural killer cells in shaping the effector CD4 T cell response. Presented in International mini-conference on ‘Novel Therapeutic Approaches Targeting Cancer and Cancer Stem Cell’ held at NCCS, Pune on 18th March 2016.
  9. Patta I, Lal G, Galande S (2016) Role of chromatin organizer SATB1 during development of regulatory T cells. 43rd Scandinavian Society for Immunology Meeting, Turku, Finland organized on 10-13 May. (Poster presentation)
  10. Lal G. (2016) Non-chemotactic function of chemokine receptor CCR6 in the inflammation and autoimmunity. System Immunology and Genetics of Infectious Diseases (SIGID) meeting on 29th-31st May 2016 at Nimes, France. (Invited Talk).
  11. Paul S and Lal G (2016) Tumor infiltrating natural killer T (NKT) cells express reduced Th1 and increased Th17 cytokine, and contribute to the tumor growth. Platinum Jubilee conference: New Ideas in cancer challenging dogmas organized by Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai from 26-28 February 2016. (Poster presentation)

2015

  1. Sonar S and Lal G (2015) IFN-g regulates transendothelial migration of CD4 T cells at blood-brain barrier (BBB) during inflammation and autoimmunity. MCB75:From Molecules to Organisms organized by Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore held on December 11-14, 2015. (Poster presentation)
  2. Paul S and Lal G (2015) Intratumoral NK cells inhibit the differentiation of effector Th1 cells and promote tumor growth. International Conference of Cancer Research: New Horizons. Held at National Centre for Cell Science, Pune on 19-21st November, 2015. (Oral Presentation)
  3. Sonar S and Lal G (2015) Changes at blood-brain barrier (BBB) during inflammation and autoimmunity. XXXIII Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Neurosciences (IAN2015) on theme ‘Neuroscience Research from Mechanisms and Applications’ held at Punjab University Chandigarh on October 31-November 2nd, 2015. (Invited talk)
  4. Sonar S and Lal G (2015) IFN-g regulates transendothelial migration of CD4 T cells at blood-brain barrier (BBB). Infection and molecular epidemiology conference held at Udaipur, India on 29-31st October, 2015. (Invited talk)
  5. Paul S and Lal G (2015) Role of NK cells in the regulation of CD4 T cell Differentiation in the tumor microenvironment. 6th International Conference on Stem Cells and Cancer (ICSCC-2015): Proliferation, Differentiation and apoptosis held at Pune India on 2-5th October 2015. (Invited Talk)
  6. Lal G (2015) Biology of Adoptive immune cells: a great responsibility from the best education. Education Bridge held at Jankidevi Bajaja Science College, Wardha, India on 22nd – 23rd September, 2015. (Invited talk)
  7. Lal G and Paul S (2015) Natural killer (NK) cells in tumor microenvironment inhibit the differentiation of Th1 and Th17. 4th European Congress of Immunology, Vianna, Austria held on September 6-9th, 2015.
  8. Lal G (2015) ‘A story of T cells in transplantation and autoimmunity’ at School of Regenerative Medicine, Manipal University, Bangalore on April 25th. (Invited talk).
  9. Lal G (2015) Chemokine receptor CCR6 intrinsic signaling controls the differentiation of Th17 and Treg in autoimmune colitis. Symposium on Systems Immunology in Infectious Diseases at Pasture Institute, Lille, France on February 6th, 2015. (Invited talk).

2014

  1. Lal G (2014) Chemokine receptor signaling in autoimmunity, Department of Internal medicine I, University of Ulm, Germany on November 3rd, 2014. (Invited talk)
  2. Kulkarni N, Singh AK, Sethi A, Shaikh S, Joshi S and Lal G (2014) CCR6 intrinsic signaling in CD4 T cells promotes the differentiation of inflammatory Th17 cells. Immune Homeostasis and inflammatory disease: A herrenhausen symposium organized by Nature Medicine and Volkswagen Foundation, on 6-8th November at Hanover, Germany.
  3. Shilpi, and Lal G. (2014) Role of gamma-delta T cells in transplantation tolerance. NCCS retreat, Lonawala on September 25th. (Poster).
  4. Kulkarni N, Sethi A, Singh AK, Shaikh AK, Sharma M, Boppana R and Lal G. (2014) Chemokine receptor CCR6 signaling affects the differentiation and function of CD4 T cells. NCCS retreat, Lonawala on September 25th. (Best poster award).
  5. Sonor S and Lal G (2014) IFN- disrupts the blood-brain barrier (BBB) during inflammation and autoimmunity. Microscopy workshop at National Centre for Biological Science (NCBS), Bangalore on 20th September. (Poster)

2013

  1. Lal G (2013) Role of follicular helper (Tfh) and follicular regulatory (Tfr) CD4 T cell in tolerance. 4

Current and Past Lab Members

PhD Awarded

  1. Mrs. Neeraja Kulkarni (December 2017). Title: Role of chemokine receptor CCR6 in the differentiation and function of Th17 and Treg cells during autoimmune colitis.
  2. Mr. Sourav Paul (January 2018). Title: Natural killer cell subsets and their role in modulating the effector CD4 T cell response in Cancer.
  3. Mr. Sandip Ashok Sonar (January 2018). Title: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of blood-brain barriers to control inflammation and autoimmunity.
  4. Mrs. Shilpi (June 2019). Title: Role of gamma-delta () T cells in the generation and maintenance of costimulatory-blockade induced transplantation tolerance.
  5. Ms. Priyanka Dnyandeo Padghan (April 2022). Title: Role of CCR6 in isotype class switch recombination in B cells during homeostasis and inflammation.
  6. Mr. Heikrujam Thoihen Meitei (submitted May 2022). Title: Chemokine receptor CCR6 signaling in CD4 T cell differentiation and function.

 

Current Lab Members

Name

Picture

M.S./M.Sc./Ph.D.

Date of NCCS Joining

Current Position

Mrs. Snigdha Dali

M.Sc. (2008) in Biotechnology, SP Pune University, Pune.

1st June 2011

Technical Officer A

Mr. Heikrujam Thoihen Meitei

Integrated M.Sc. (2014) in Biotechnology, Manipur University

1st August 2016

Ph.D. Student
(Research Associate)

Mrs. Namrita Halder

Integrated BS-M.S. (2017) in Biological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal.

3rd March 2017

Ph.D. Student (Senior Research Fellow)

Mrs. Amrita Mishra

M.Sc. (2017) in Animal Biotechnology, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal.

1st August 2018

Ph.D. Student
(Senior Research Fellow)

Mr. Pradipta Pal

Integrated M.Sc. (2017) in Biotechnology, St. Xavier’s College, University of Culcutta

1st August 2017

Ph.D. Student
(Senior Research Fellow)

Mr. Surojit Karmakar

M.Sc. (2018)
in Human Physiology, University of Culcutta, Kolkata.

1st March 2019

Ph.D. Student
(Senior Research Fellow)

Ms. Souparni Ghosh

M.Sc. (2021) in Life Sciences (Human Genetics), Central University of Punjab

22nd June 2021

Senior Research Fellow

Mr. Mir Ahmed Habib

M.Sc. (2020) in Animal Biotechnology, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal.

1st August 2021

Ph.D. Student
(Junior Research Fellow)

Ms. Praneet Wahi

M.Sc. (2021) in Life Sciences (Molecular Medicine), Central University of Punjab

25th August 2021

Ph.D. Student
(Junior Research Fellow)

 

     

      

 

Past Lab Members

(Name, Degree received at the time of joining NCCS, Position joined at NCCS)

1. Neeraja Kulkarni, MSc. 2010, Mumbai University, Mumbai. PhD student, CSIR-SRF
2. Sourav Paul, MSc. 2011, St. Xaviers College, Kolkata. PhD student, CSIR-SRF
3. Sandip K. Sonar, MSc. 2010, National Institute of Virology. Pune, PhD student, CSIR-SRF
4. Shilpi Giri,M.Sc. 2012, Banaras Hindu University. PhD student, ICMR-SRF.
5. Priyanka Padghan, MSc. 2014, University of Pune. PhD student, UGC-JRF
6. Dr. Manisha Pathak, PhD 2015, Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow. Postdoctoral Fellow
7. Ms. Kotte Kalyani, M.Sc. 2012, Annamalai University. Ph.D. Student, DBT-JRF
8. Amit K. Singh, MSc. 2011, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi. Junior Research Fellow
9. Apoorva Sethi, MSc. 2010, Devi Ahilya University, Indore. Project Assistant
10. Mayank Sharma, MSc. 2012, Bangalore University. Project Assistant
11. Shagufta Shaikh, M.Sc. 2011, SP Pune University. Senior Research Fellow
12. Nupura Joshi, M.Sc. 2012, SP Pune University. Junior Research Fellow
13. Sai Kailash Uppalapati, M.S. 2005, Linkoping University, Sweden. DBT-Research Associate
14. Ms. Vidhu Singh, Sc. 2012, BHU, Varanasi. Junior Research Fellow
15. Nandadeep J. Jadhav, MSc 2014, Shivaji University, Kolhapur. Senior Research Fellow
16. Shomitra Shaligram, MSc. 2013, FC College, Pune. Junior Research Fellow
17. Ms. Priyanka Padghan, MSc. 2014, University of Pune. PhD student, UGC-JRF
18. Meenkashi Jadhav, Technical Officer B, NCCS.
19. Sushanta Chhatar, MSc, Ph.D. student.
20. Dharmendra Singh, Ph.D. 2019, National Aids Reaserch Institute, Pune. Project Associate.
21. Dharmesh Samani, M.Sc. 2014, Nirma University. Senior Reserch Fellow
22. Radhika Dhekane, M.Sc. 2016, University of Breman, Germany. Senior Reserch Fellow.
23. Subham Sonar, M.Sc. 2019, Shivaji University, Kolhapur. Junior Research Fellow.     


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