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Sunil Kumar Chauhan, Ph.D.

TitleAssistant Professor of Ophthalmology
InstitutionSchepens Eye Research Institute
DepartmentOphthalmology
AddressMassachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
Schepens Eye Research Institute
20 Staniford St
Boston MA 02114
Phone617/912-0258

 Biography 
 awards and honors
2003 - Award of National Lecturership and Research Fellowship, CSIR, India
2005 - Award of National Lecturership and Research Fellowship, ICAR, India
2006 - Award for Excellence in Research, SGPGIMS, India
2007 - Scientific Research Grant Award, EBAA, Washington DC
2009 - Richard Lindstrom Award, EBAA, Washington DC
2010 - Best Research Paper Award, SERI, Boston
2010 - 2012Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation Research Award, Bethesda
2011 - The Alice J. Adler Fellowship/Eleanor and Miles Shore Fellowship, Harvard Scholar in Medicine
2012 - ARVO Travel Award, National Eye Institute

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 selected publications
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  1. Stevenson W, Sadrai Z, Hua J, Kodati S, Huang JF, Chauhan SK, Dana R. Effects of topical janus kinase inhibition on ocular surface inflammation and immunity. Cornea. 2014 Feb; 33(2):177-83.
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  2. Hajrasouliha AR, Sadrai Z, Lee HK, Chauhan SK, Dana R. Expression of the chemokine decoy receptor D6 mediates dendritic cell function and promotes corneal allograft rejection. Mol Vis. 2013; 19:2517-25.
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  3. Chauhan SK, Saban DR, Dohlman TH, Dana R. CCL-21 Conditioned Regulatory T Cells Induce Allotolerance through Enhanced Homing to Lymphoid Tissue. J Immunol. 2014 Jan 15; 192(2):817-23.
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  4. Dohlman TH, Chauhan SK, Kodati S, Hua J, Chen Y, Omoto M, Sadrai Z, Dana R. The CCR6/CCL20 Axis Mediates Th17 Cell Migration to the Ocular Surface in Dry Eye Disease. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013; 54(6):4081-91.
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  5. Chen Y, Chauhan SK, Soo Lee H, Saban DR, Dana R. Chronic dry eye disease is principally mediated by effector memory Th17 cells. Mucosal Immunol. 2014 Jan; 7(1):38-45.
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  6. Chen Y, Chauhan SK, Lee HS, Stevenson W, Schaumburg CS, Sadrai Z, Saban DR, Kodati S, Stern ME, Dana R. Effect of Desiccating Environmental Stress Versus Systemic Muscarinic AChR Blockade on Dry Eye Immunopathogenesis. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013; 54(4):2457-64.
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  7. Ferrari G, Hajrasouliha AR, Sadrai Z, Ueno H, Chauhan SK, Dana R. Nerves and neovessels inhibit each other in the cornea. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013; 54(1):813-20.
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  8. Lee HS, Hattori T, Park EY, Stevenson W, Chauhan SK, Dana R. Expression of toll-like receptor 4 contributes to corneal inflammation in experimental dry eye disease. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012 Aug; 53(9):5632-40.
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  9. Shim J, Park C, Lee HS, Park MS, Lim HT, Chauhan S, Dana R, Lee H, Lee HK. Change in prostaglandin expression levels and synthesizing activities in dry eye disease. Ophthalmology. 2012 Nov; 119(11):2211-9.
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  10. Hajrasouliha AR, Sadrai Z, Chauhan SK, Dana R. b-FGF induces corneal blood and lymphatic vessel growth in a spatially distinct pattern. Cornea. 2012 Jul; 31(7):804-9.
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  11. Lan Y, Kodati S, Lee HS, Omoto M, Jin Y, Chauhan SK. Kinetics and function of mesenchymal stem cells in corneal injury. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012 Jun; 53(7):3638-44.
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  12. Sadrai Z, Stevenson W, Okanobo A, Chen Y, Dohlman TH, Hua J, Amparo F, Chauhan SK, Dana R. PDE4 inhibition suppresses IL-17-associated immunity in dry eye disease. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012 Jun; 53(7):3584-91.
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  13. Okanobo A, Chauhan SK, Dastjerdi MH, Kodati S, Dana R. Efficacy of topical blockade of interleukin-1 in experimental dry eye disease. Am J Ophthalmol. 2012 Jul; 154(1):63-71.
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  14. Hajrasouliha AR, Funaki T, Sadrai Z, Hattori T, Chauhan SK, Dana R. Vascular endothelial growth factor-C promotes alloimmunity by amplifying antigen-presenting cell maturation and lymphangiogenesis. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012 Mar; 53(3):1244-50.
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  15. Barabino S, Chen Y, Chauhan S, Dana R. Ocular surface immunity: homeostatic mechanisms and their disruption in dry eye disease. Prog Retin Eye Res. 2012 May; 31(3):271-85.
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  16. Ueno H, Ferrari G, Hattori T, Saban DR, Katikireddy KR, Chauhan SK, Dana R. Dependence of corneal stem/progenitor cells on ocular surface innervation. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012 Feb; 53(2):867-72.
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  17. Hattori T, Saban DR, Emami-Naeini P, Chauhan SK, Funaki T, Ueno H, Dana R. Donor-derived, tolerogenic dendritic cells suppress immune rejection in the indirect allosensitization-dominant setting of corneal transplantation. J Leukoc Biol. 2012 Apr; 91(4):621-7.
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  18. Stevenson W, Chauhan SK, Dana R. Dry eye disease: an immune-mediated ocular surface disorder. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Jan; 130(1):90-100.
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  19. Lee HS, Chauhan SK, Okanobo A, Nallasamy N, Dana R. Therapeutic efficacy of topical epigallocatechin gallate in murine dry eye. Cornea. 2011 Dec; 30(12):1465-72.
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  20. Goyal S, Chauhan SK, Dana R. Blockade of prolymphangiogenic vascular endothelial growth factor C in dry eye disease. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Jan; 130(1):84-9.
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  21. Chauhan SK, Jin Y, Goyal S, Lee HS, Fuchsluger TA, Lee HK, Dana R. A novel pro-lymphangiogenic function for Th17/IL-17. Blood. 2011 Oct 27; 118(17):4630-4.
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  22. Hattori T, Chauhan SK, Lee H, Ueno H, Dana R, Kaplan DH, Saban DR. Characterization of Langerin-expressing dendritic cell subsets in the normal cornea. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Jun; 52(7):4598-604.
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  23. Sadrai Z, Hajrasouliha AR, Chauhan S, Saban DR, Dastjerdi MH, Dana R. Effect of topical azithromycin on corneal innate immune responses. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Apr; 52(5):2525-31.
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  24. Ferrari G, Chauhan SK, Ueno H, Nallasamy N, Gandolfi S, Borges L, Dana R. A novel mouse model for neurotrophic keratopathy: trigeminal nerve stereotactic electrolysis through the brain. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Apr; 52(5):2532-9.
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  25. Jin Y, Chauhan SK, El Annan J, Annan JE, Sage PT, Sharpe AH, Dana R. A novel function for programmed death ligand-1 regulation of angiogenesis. Am J Pathol. 2011 Apr; 178(4):1922-9.
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  26. Lee HK, Chauhan SK, Kay E, Dana R. Flt-1 regulates vascular endothelial cell migration via a protein tyrosine kinase-7-dependent pathway. Blood. 2011 May 26; 117(21):5762-71.
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  27. Chen Y, Chauhan SK, Saban DR, Sadrai Z, Okanobo A, Dana R. Interferon-?-secreting NK cells promote induction of dry eye disease. J Leukoc Biol. 2011 Jun; 89(6):965-72.
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  28. Saban DR, Bock F, Chauhan SK, Masli S, Dana R. Thrombospondin-1 derived from APCs regulates their capacity for allosensitization. J Immunol. 2010 Oct 15; 185(8):4691-7.
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  29. Goyal S, Chauhan SK, El Annan J, Nallasamy N, Zhang Q, Dana R. Evidence of corneal lymphangiogenesis in dry eye disease: a potential link to adaptive immunity? Arch Ophthalmol. 2010 Jul; 128(7):819-24.
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  30. Dastjerdi MH, Saban DR, Okanobo A, Nallasamy N, Sadrai Z, Chauhan SK, Hajrasouliha AR, Dana R. Effects of topical and subconjunctival bevacizumab in high-risk corneal transplant survival. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2010 May; 51(5):2411-7.
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  31. Chung ES, Chauhan SK, Jin Y, Nakao S, Hafezi-Moghadam A, van Rooijen N, Zhang Q, Chen L, Dana R. Contribution of macrophages to angiogenesis induced by vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-3-specific ligands. Am J Pathol. 2009 Nov; 175(5):1984-92.
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  32. Jin Y, Chauhan SK, Saban DR, Dana R. Role of CCR7 in facilitating direct allosensitization and regulatory T-cell function in high-risk corneal transplantation. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2010 Feb; 51(2):816-21.
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  33. Chauhan SK, Dana R. Role of Th17 cells in the immunopathogenesis of dry eye disease. Mucosal Immunol. 2009 Jul; 2(4):375-6.
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  34. Goyal S, Chauhan SK, Zhang Q, Dana R. Amelioration of murine dry eye disease by topical antagonist to chemokine receptor 2. Arch Ophthalmol. 2009 Jul; 127(7):882-7.
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  35. Jin Y, Arita M, Zhang Q, Saban DR, Chauhan SK, Chiang N, Serhan CN, Dana R. Anti-angiogenesis effect of the novel anti-inflammatory and pro-resolving lipid mediators. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2009 Oct; 50(10):4743-52.
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  36. El Annan J, Chauhan SK, Ecoiffier T, Zhang Q, Saban DR, Dana R. Characterization of effector T cells in dry eye disease. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2009 Aug; 50(8):3802-7.
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  37. Saban DR, Chauhan SK, Zhang X, El Annan J, Jin Y, Dana R. 'Chimeric' grafts assembled from multiple allodisparate donors enjoy enhanced transplant survival. Am J Transplant. 2009 Mar; 9(3):473-82.
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  38. Chauhan SK, El Annan J, Ecoiffier T, Goyal S, Zhang Q, Saban DR, Dana R. Autoimmunity in dry eye is due to resistance of Th17 to Treg suppression. J Immunol. 2009 Feb 1; 182(3):1247-52.
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  39. Zhang X, Shen L, Jin Y, Saban DR, Chauhan SK, Dana R. Depletion of passenger leukocytes from corneal grafts: an effective means of promoting transplant survival? Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2009 Jul; 50(7):3137-44.
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  40. Chauhan SK, Saban DR, Lee HK, Dana R. Levels of Foxp3 in regulatory T cells reflect their functional status in transplantation. J Immunol. 2009 Jan 1; 182(1):148-53.
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  41. Saban DR, Cornelius J, Masli S, Schwartzkopff J, Doyle M, Chauhan SK, Peck AB, Grant MB. The role of ACAID and CD4+CD25+FOXP3+ regulatory T cells on CTL function against MHC alloantigens. Mol Vis. 2008; 14:2435-42.
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  42. Chung ES, Saban DR, Chauhan SK, Dana R. Regulation of blood vessel versus lymphatic vessel growth in the cornea. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2009 Apr; 50(4):1613-8.
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  43. Chauhan SK, Singh M, Nityanand S. Reactivity of gamma/delta T cells to human 60-kd heat-shock protein and their cytotoxicity to aortic endothelial cells in Takayasu arteritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2007 Aug; 56(8):2798-802.
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  44. Chauhan SK, Tripathy NK, Nityanand S. Antigenic targets and pathogenicity of anti-aortic endothelial cell antibodies in Takayasu arteritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2006 Jul; 54(7):2326-33.
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  45. Chauhan SK, Tripathy NK, Sinha N, Nityanand S. T-cell receptor repertoire of circulating gamma delta T-cells in Takayasu's arteritis. Clin Immunol. 2006 Feb-Mar; 118(2-3):243-9.
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  46. Kumar Chauhan S, Kumar Tripathy N, Sinha N, Singh M, Nityanand S. Cellular and humoral immune responses to mycobacterial heat shock protein-65 and its human homologue in Takayasu's arteritis. Clin Exp Immunol. 2004 Dec; 138(3):547-53.
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  47. Tripathy NK, Chauhan SK, Nityanand S. Cytokine mRNA repertoire of peripheral blood mononuclear cells in Takayasu's arteritis. Clin Exp Immunol. 2004 Nov; 138(2):369-74.
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  48. Kumar V, Das AK, Chauhan SK, Singh H. Compapative in vitro elution study of cefazolin antibiotic impregnated poly methyl methacrylate and plaser of paris beads. Indian Journal of Veterinary Surgery. 2003; 21(1):47-50.
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