Amit Agarwal, PhD

 Postdoctoral fellow

 The Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience

Contact information
 amit.agarwal (at) jhmi (dot) edu
Lab Phone
 (410) 955-6949
 (410) 955-6942
Mailing Address
 Department of Neuroscience
 Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
 725 North Wolfe Street, WBSB 1001
 Baltimore, MD 21205
  • B.Tech.   Indraprastha University, Delhi, India    
  • Ph.D.  Max-Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine and Georg-August University Goettingen, Germany
Selected publications
Agarwal A & Bergles DE. (2014) Astrocyte morphology is controlled by neuron-derived FGF. Neuron 83(2): 255-257.
Paukert M*, Agarwal A*, Cha J, Doze VA, Kang JU, and Bergles DE. (2014) Norepinephrine controls astroglial responsiveness to local circuit activity. Neuron 82(6): 1263-70.
Agarwal A, Dibaj P, Kassmann CM, Sandra Goebbels S, Nave KA, and Schwab MH. (2011) In Vivo Imaging and Noninvasive Ablation of Pyramidal Neurons in Adult NEX-CreERT2 Mice . Cerb. Cortex 22(7):1473-86.
Sargin D, El-Kordi A, Agarwal A, Müller M, Wojcik SM, Hassouna I, Sperling S, Nave KA, Ehrenreich H. (2011) Expression of constitutively active erythropoietin receptor in pyramidal neurons of cortex and hippocampus boosts higher cognitive functions in mice. BMC Biol. 9:27
Ribes S, Ebert S, Regen T, Agarwal A, Tauber SC, Czesnik D, Spreer A, Bunkowski S, Eiffert H, Hanisch UK, Hammerschmidt S, Nau R (2010) Toll-like receptor stimulation enhances phagocytosis and intracellular killing of nonencapsulated and encapsulated Streptococcus pneumoniae by murine microglia. Infect Immun 78(2):865-71

Brinkmann BG*, Agarwal A*, Sereda MW, Garratt AN, Müller T, Wende H, Stassart RM, Nawaz S, Humml C, Velanac V, Radyushkin K, Goebbels S, Fischer TM, Franklin RJ, Lai C, Ehrenreich H, Birchmeier C, Schwab MH, Nave KA. (2008) Neuregulin-1/ErbB signaling serves distinct functions in myelination of the peripheral and central nervous system. Neuron 59(4):581-95


* equal contribution