The Ohio State University
Associate Professor, Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University, U.S.
Dr. Deora received his MSc in Biochemistry from University of Calcutta–India. His received his Ph.D. in Microbiology from University of Illinois-Chicago. Currently, he is being an Associate Professor in Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center as his primary academic appointments. Besides, he is also working in Department of Microbiology, The Ohio State University and Department of Veterinary Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University as his secondary academic appointments.
Skills and Expertise:
Bacteria, Biofilm Formation, Antimicrobials, PCR, Microbial Molecular Biology, Bacteriology, Medical Microbiology, Molecular Bacteriology, Molecular Microbiology, Microbial Genetics, Bacterial Pathogenesis, Bacterial Genetics, Microbial Pathogenesis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Pathogenesis, Bacterial Biofilm, Bacterial Transcription, Bordetella Infections
Honors and Awards:
2017 Invited Editor, mBIO
2016 Member, Scientific Program Committee, Session co-chair, 11th International Bordetella Conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2014 Organizer and Convener, FASEB Meeting on Microbial Glycobiology
2012 Convener and Speaker, “Microbial Glycobiology and Glycobiotechnology”, American Society for Microbiology, 112th General Meeting
2009 Moderator, Biothreat Agent Workshop, Chapel Hill, NC
2006 FASEB Young Investigator Travel grant
2004-05 Thomas H. Davis Research Award, American Lung Association North Carolina
1998-00 Microbial Pathogenesis Training Grant (NIH T32A107323)
1997-98 NIH Tumor Cell Biology Training Grant
1996 Wattamul Academic Excellence Award, University of Illinois, Chicago
1996 Travel award, Graduate College and Graduate Student Council, University of Illinois at Chicago
1994 Student Travel Grant, American Society for Microbiolog
1. Booth, William & Davis, Ryan & Deora, Rajendar & Hollis, Thomas. (2019). Structural mechanism for regulation of DNA binding of BpsR, a Bordetella regulator of biofilm formation, by 6-hydroxynicotinic acid. PLOS ONE. 14. e0223387. 10.1371/journal.pone.0223387.
2. Cattelan, Natalia & Yantorno, Osvaldo & Deora, Rajendar. (2018). Structural Analysis of Bordetella pertussis Biofilms by Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy. BIO-PROTOCOL. 8. 10.21769/BioProtoc.2953.
3. Pfoh, Roland & Little, Dustin & Mauff, François & Bamford, Natalie & Notte, Christina & Baker, Perrin & Guragain, Manita & Robinson, Howard & Pier, Gerald & Nitz, Mark & Deora, Rajendar & Sheppard, Donald & Howell, P.. (2018). Molecular basis for PNAG-dependent biofilm disruption by PgaB. Acta Crystallographica Section A Foundations and Advances. 74. a101-a101. 10.1107/S0108767318098987.
4. Little, Dustin & Pfoh, Roland & Mauff, François & Bamford, Natalie & Notte, Christina & Baker, Perrin & Guragain, Manita & Robinson, Howard & Pier, Gerald & Nitz, Mark & Deora, Rajendar & Sheppard, Donald & Howell, P.. (2018). PgaB orthologues contain a glycoside hydrolase domain that cleaves deacetylated poly-β(1,6)-N-acetylglucosamine and can disrupt bacterial biofilms. PLOS Pathogens. 14. e1006998. 10.1371/journal.ppat.1006998.