Dr. Sunil K. Joshi
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Dr. Sunil K. Joshi

Assistant Professor
Old Dominion University, USA

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Structural and Cellular Immunology from International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, India

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Area of Interest:

Molecular Sciences
Immune Function
Host-Pathogen Interactions
Infectious Disease Models
Experimental Biology

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Shah, H.B., S.K. Joshi, P. Rampuria, T. Devera, G.A. Lang, W. Stohl and M.L. Lang, 2013. BAFF-and APRIL-dependent maintenance of Ab titers after immunization with T-dependent Ag and CD1d-binding ligand. J. Immunol., 191: 1154-1163.
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  2. Joshi S.K. and M.L. Lang, 2013. Fine tuning a well-oiled machine: Influence of NK1.1 and NKG2D on NKT cell development and function. Int. Immunopharmacol., 17: 260-266.
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  3. Joshi S.K., Lang, G.A., T.S. Devera, A.M. Johnson, S. Kovats and M.L. Lang, 2012. Differential contribution of dendritic cell CD1d to NKT cell-enhanced humoral immunity and CD8+ T cell activation. J. Leukoc. Biol., 91: 783-790.
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  4. Shah, H.B., S.K. Joshi and M.L. Lang, 2011. CD40L-null NKT cells provide B cell help for specific antibody responses. Vaccine, 29: 9132-9136.
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  5. Lang, G. A., A.M. Johnson, T.S. Devera, S.K. Joshi and M.L. Lang, 2011. Reduction of CD1d expression in vivo minimally affects NKT-enhanced antibody production but boosts B-cell memory. Int. Immunol., 23: 251-260.
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  6. Devera, S.T., S. K. Joshi, L.M. Aye, G.A. Lang, J.D. Ballard and M.L. Lang, 2011. Regulation of anthrax toxin-specific antibody titers by Natural Killer T cell-derived IL-4 and IFN? PLoS ONE Vol, 6: e23817 .
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  7. Devera, T.S. L.M. Aye, G.A. Lang, S.K. Joshi, J.D. Ballard and M.L. Lang, 2010. CD1d-dependent B-cell help by NK-like T cells leads to enhanced and sustained production of Bacillus anthracis lethal toxin-neutralizing antibodies. Infect. Immun., 78: 1610-1617.
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  8. Charles, E., S.K. Joshi, J.D. Ash, B.A. Fox and D. Farris et al., 2010. CD4 T-cell suppression by cells from Toxoplasma gondii-infected retinas is mediated by surface protein PD-L1. Infec.Immun., 78: 3484-3492.
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  9. Dodani, S., D.G. Grice and S.K. Joshi, 2009. Is HDL function as important as HDL quantity in the coronary artery disease risk assessment? J. Clin. Lipidol., 3: 70-77.
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  10. Geng, D., S.K. Joshi and J.X. She, 2007. GCSF receptor regulates antigen cross-presentation and expression of cytokines and costimulatory molecules in dendritic cells. Mol. Immun., 44: 521-529.
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  11. Shimoda, M., F. Mmanywa, S.K. Joshi, T. Li, K. Miyake, J. Pihkala, J.A. Abbas and P.A. Koni, 2006. Conditional ablation of MHC-II suggests an indirect role for MHC-II in regulatory CD4 T cell maintenance. J. Immun., 176: 6503-6511.
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  12. Abonia, J.P., K.F. Austen, B.J. Rollins, S.K. Joshi and A.R. Flavell et al., 2005. Constitutive homing of mast cell progenitors to the intestine depends on autologous expression of the chemokine receptor CXCR2. Blood, 105: 4308-4313.
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  13. S.K. Joshi., K. Hashimoto, Pandelakis and A. Koni, 2002. Induced DNA Recombination by Cre Recombinase Protein Transduction. Genesis, 33: 48-54.
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  14. Hashimoto, K., S.K. Joshi and P.A. Koni, 2002. A conditional null allele of the major histocompatibility IA-beta chain gene. Genesis, 32: 152-153.
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  15. Koni, P.A., S.K. Joshi, U.A. Temann, D. Olson, L. Burkly, R.A. Flavell, 2001. Conditional vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 deletion in mice: impaired lymphocyte migration to bone marrow., J. Experim. Med., 193: 741-754.
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  16. Joshi, S.K., P. Suresh and V.S. Chauhan, 2001. Flexibility in TCR Recognition: Degenerate Specificity at the T Cell Level in the Recognition of Promiscuous TH Epitopes Exhibiting no Primary Sequence Homology. J. Immunol., 166: 6693-6703.
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  17. Joshi, S.K., A. Bharadwaj, S. Chatterjee and V.S. Chauhan, 2001. Analysis of Immune Responses against T and B Cell Epitopes from Plasmodium falciparum Liver Stage Antigen-1 (PfLSA-1) in Rodent Malaria Models and malaria-exposed Human Subjects in India. Infect. Immun., 68: 141-150.
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  18. Pandey, A.V., S.K. Joshi, B.L. Tekwani and V.S. Chauhan, 1999. A colorimetric assay for heme in biological samples using 96 wells plate. Analyt. Biochem., 268: 159-1617.
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  19. Joshi, S.K. and V.S. Chauhan, 1998. Diagnostic Methods in Malaria. Recent Tren. Pediat., 1: 245-250.
  20. Bharadwaj, P., Sharma, S.K. Joshi, B. Singh and V.S. Chauhan, 1998. Induction of protective immune responses by immunization with linear multiepitope peptides based on conserved sequences from Plasmodium falciparum antigens. Infect. Immun., 66: 3232-3241.
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