Nina Bhardwaj

Nina Bhardwaj, MD, PhD

  • PROFESSOR | Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology

Research Topics:

AIDS/HIV, Immunology

Dr. Bhardwaj's research focuses on the study of dendritic cells, which serve a crucial function as sentinels of the immune system. They are potent antigen-presenting cells which integrate microbe sensing, antigen display, and context-dependent instruction to T cells, to direct the appropriate type of immune response. The Bhardwaj lab focuses on combining fundamental research in dendritic cell biology with innovative translational and clinical approaches. We are thus investigating specialized cytokine secretion, antigen presentation, T cell skewing, interactions with NK cells, and optimal methods of antigen delivery for vaccines using dendritic cells, in HIV, autoimmunity and cancer. For more information, see

Multi-Disciplinary Training Area

Immunology [IMM]


MD, New York University School of Medicine

PhD, New York University School of Medicine

Internship, Brigham and Womens Hospital, Harvard Medical School,