Shalu Sharma Kharkwal

Shalu Sharma Kharkwal

Associate Scientist
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Dr. Shalu Sharma Kharkwal is an Associate Scientist, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA. She also briefly worked at All India institute of Medical Sciences as a Council of Scientific and Industrial Research sponsored Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Laboratory Medicine. The focus of the research continued to be mycobacteria, while she tried to study the proteomic differences in drug resistant and drug sensitive Mycobacterium tuberculosis. She then joined University of Nottingham's School of chemistry in the UK to pursue PhD in Molecular biology and Biochemistry in September 2007. Majority of my research at The University of Nottingham focused on identifying inhibitors for the mycobacterial drug target INHA. After successfully completing my PhD, he joined the Laboratory of Prof Steven A Porcelli at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY, in December of 2011, to study the use of small molecules as immune activators and their use as vaccine adjuvants. She worked towards developing molecular diagnostic kits for various infectious diseases. She received MSc degree in Microbiology from Dr. BR Ambedkar University, India where her research focused on mycobaterial molecular biology.

Research interest:

Dr. Shalu Sharma Kharkwal is interested in the fields of mycobacterial disease, various infectious diseases, Molecular biology and Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology.