Samir Bhagwat, Ph.D.

Samir Bhagwat, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 850
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 273-3509
Lab: (585) 275-5099

Research Bio

Dr. Bhagwat's research interests are monoclonal antibodies for the study of P. carinii; lung damage from P. carinii: pathogenesis and prevention; and chemokine regulation of immune cell recruitment during Pneumocystis pneumonia.

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 9 available »

Wang J; Gigliotti F; Bhagwat SP; George TC; Wright TW. "Immune modulation with sulfasalazine attenuates immunopathogenesis but enhances macrophage-mediated fungal clearance during Pneumocystis pneumonia." PLoS Pathogens. 2010; : 6(8).
Bhagwat SP; Wright TW; Gigliotti F. "Anti-CD3 antibody decreases inflammation and improves outcome in a murine model of Pneumocystis pneumonia." Journal of Immunology. 2010; : 184(1).
2008 Jul 15
Pryhuber GS, Huyck HL, Bhagwat S, O'Reilly MA, Finkelstein JN, Gigliotti F, Wright TW. "Parenchymal cell TNF receptors contribute to inflammatory cell recruitment and respiratory failure in Pneumocystis carinii-induced pneumonia." The Journal of immunology : official journal of the American Association of Immunologists. 2008 Jul 15; 181(2):1409-19.
2007 Jun
Wang J, Gigliotti F, Bhagwat SP, Maggirwar SB, Wright TW. "Pneumocystis stimulates MCP-1 production by alveolar epithelial cells through a JNK-dependent mechanism." American journal of physiology. Lung cellular and molecular physiology. 2007 Jun; 292(6):L1495-505. Epub 2007 Feb 16.
2006 Nov
Gigliotti F, Crow EL, Bhagwat SP, Wright TW. "Sensitized CD8+ T cells fail to control organism burden but accelerate the onset of lung injury during Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia." Infection and immunity. 2006 Nov; 74(11):6310-6. Epub 2006 Aug 28.

Current Appointments

Research Assistant Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases (SMD) - Primary


PhD | Microbiology/Immunology | Medical College of Ohio2000
MSc | Microbiology | Institute of Science, University of Mumbai1991
BSc | Microbiology | Wilson College, University of Mumbai1989

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Pediatrics Fellowship, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 2003
Center for Oral Biology Fellowship, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 2001