Research Postdoctoral Fellow, The Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Astrocyte calcium signaling, myelination of oligodendrocytes


B.Tech.    Indraprastha University, Delhi, India

Ph.D.    Max-Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine and Georg-August University Goettingen, Germany


Selected Publications

Agarwal, A., Wu, P.-H., Hughes, E.G., Fukaya, M., Tischfield, M.A., Langseth, A.J., Wirtz, D., and Bergles, D.E. (2017). Transient Opening of the Mitochondrial Permeability Transition Pore Induces Microdomain Calcium Transients in Astrocyte Processes. Neuron 93, 587–605.e7.

Agarwal, A., and Bergles, D.E. (2014). Astrocyte morphology is controlled by neuron-derived FGF. Neuron 83, 255–257.

Paukert, M.*, Agarwal, A.*, Cha, J., Doze, V.A., Kang, J.U., and Bergles, D.E. (2014). Norepinephrine controls astroglial responsiveness to local circuit activity. Neuron 82, 1263–1270. (*: Equal contributions)

Agarwal, A., Dibaj, P., Kassmann, C.M., Goebbels, S., Nave, K.-A., and Schwab, M.H. (2012). In vivo imaging and noninvasive ablation of pyramidal neurons in adult NEX-CreERT2 mice. Cereb. Cortex 22, 1473–1486.

Sargin, D., El-Kordi, A., Agarwal, A., Müller, M., Wojcik, S.M., Hassouna, I., Sperling, S., Nave, K.-A., and 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, S.C., Czesnik, D., Spreer, A., Bunkowski, S., Eiffert, H., Hanisch, U.-K., et al. (2010). Toll-like receptor stimulation enhances phagocytosis and intracellular killing of nonencapsulated and encapsulated Streptococcus pneumoniae by murine microglia. Infect. Immun. 78, 865–871.

Brinkmann, B.G.*, Agarwal, A.*, Sereda, M.W., Garratt, A.N., Müller, T., Wende, H., Stassart, R.M., Nawaz, S., Humml, C., Velanac, V., et al. (2008). Neuregulin-1/ErbB signaling serves distinct functions in myelination of the peripheral and central nervous system. Neuron 59, 581–595. (*: Equal contributions)


Contact information

Department of Neuroscience

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

725 N. Wolfe St., WBSB 1001

Baltimore, MD 21205

Phone: (410) 955-6949

Fax: (410) 955-6942