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Dr. Radheshyam K. Jayaswal

Phone: (309) 438 - 5128
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Current Lab Members (Fall 2006)

Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, and Postdoctoral Fellows

Current Lab Members:

Nagender Ledala, Ph.D.

Sutthirat Sitthisak, Ph.D.

Mrittika Sengupta, Ph.D.

Kevin Howieson, M.S.

Rebecca Steidl, M.S.

Deepika Vullaganti

Robert Stephenson, B.S.

Lawrence Knutsson, B.S.

Alexander Ko, B.S.

Lawrence Hall, B.S.

Robert Pollok, B.S.


Graduated Students:

Marcel Fernandez, M.S. (1990). Thesis Title: Molecular characterization of a Pseudomonas strain and analysis of its antifungal properties.

Luisa Visintin, M.S. (1991). Thesis Title: A comparative study of two Pseudomonas cepacia strains which showed antagonism toward fungal phytopathogens.

Xin Wang, Ph.D. (1991). Thesis Title: Molecular analysis of a S. aureus gene encoding a peptidoglycan hydrolase activity.

Yoon-Ik Lee, Ph.D. (1992). Thesis Title: Cloning of a Staphylococcus aureus peptidoglycan hydrolase gene, and purification and characterization of the product.

Philip Tobin, M.S. (1992). Thesis Title: A genetic and physiological analysis of the autolytic activity of S. aureus.

Scott Borchardt, M.S. (1993). Thesis Title: Molecular analysis of the downstream region of a peptidoglycan hydrolase gene from S. aureus NCTC8325.

Andy Babwah, M.S. (1993). Thesis Title: Genetic engineering of an insect-resistant sweet potato.

Nagraj Mani, Ph.D. (1995). Thesis Title: Molecular analysis of the autolytic system of S. aureus.

Luckmini Weerakoon, Ph.D. (1995). Thesis Title: Molecular analysis of the upstream region of a lysin gene (lytA) of bacteriophage f11 of Staphylococcus aureus.

John Bon, M.S. (1997). Thesis Title: Isolation of an astaxanthin over-producing mutant of Phaffia rhodozyma & the effect of natural & synthetic astaxanthin on spontaneous, or glyoxal or streptonigrin-induced, reversion in Salmonella typhimurium strain TA104 using the Ames test.

Uriwan Vijaranakul, Ph.D. (1997). Thesis Title: Osmoregulation in S. aureus: characterization of NaCl-sensitive mutant.

Lakshmi Ramadurai, Ph.D. (1998). Thesis Title: Cloning and characterization of an unique autolysin of S. aureus.

Katherine Lockwood, M.S. (1999).  Thesis Title: Effects of a yeast killer toxin on the mammalian cell cycle.

Anita Quinn, M.S. (1999). Thesis Title: Characterization of novel S. aureus virulence genes utilizing in vivo expression technology.

Anming Xiong, Ph. D. (2000). Thesis Title: Regulation of gene expression by iron and zinc in S. aureus.

Stephanie Coates, M.S.(2000). Thesis Title: Cloning and overexpression of SirR protein from S. aureus.

Michelle Uebel, M.S. (2001). Thesis Title: Characterization of the fhu operon in S. aureus.

Sarah Scybert, M.S. (2002). Thesis Title: Molecular characterization of a salt-sensitive mutant of S. aureus.

Roger Pechous, M.S. (2003). Title: Molecular characterization of methionine sulfoxide reductase induction in response to cell wall-active antibiotics.

Vijaya Kasireddy, M.S (2005).Title: Transcritional profiling of S. aureus in response to iron by microarray

Rebecca Steidl, M.S. (2007). Title: Construction of lacZ fusion strains of S. aureus for use in high throughput screening for new antibiotics.

Postdoctoral Fellows:

Dr. Ram S. Upadhyay (1990-1992): Professor, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.

Dr. Guillermo Caberera (1999-2000): Professor, National Science and Technology Organization State of Queretaro, Mexico.

Dr. Vineet K. Singh, Research Associate (1997-2002): Assistant Professor, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO  

Dr. Akhilesh Kumar, Research Associate (2001-2002): Research Associate, BHU, Varanasi, India.

Dr. Arunchalam Muthaiyan (2002- 2006): Research Associate, University of Arkansas, Fayatteville, AR.