Himani Sharma, RPh, MS

Research Assistant II

My research work focuses on investigating the role of natural killer (NK) cells in adaptive immunity using in vivo mouse models, which may be exploitable for improved immunotherapies development.

I worked on multiple small-scale research projects during my bachelor's, exploring the realms of medicinal chemistry, protein characterization, cancer biology, and clinical pharmacology. During my master’s journey, I transitioned into immunometabolism and tumor immunology, wherein, my research focused on unraveling the mechanisms governing the interdependence of BH3-only Bcl-2 protein human Noxa and glutamine in activated CD8+ T cells. Presently, in my professional role, I am actively working on elucidating how olfactory receptors mediate memory NK cells priming and progression, utilizing a combination of in vivo mouse models and in vitro assays and techniques.