Manita Guragain
  • Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Oklahoma State University, US
  • Microbiology


Ph.D in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, 2015

Current Position

Post doctoral research fellow, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC.


  1. Guragain, M., King, M. M., Williamson, K. S., Perez-Osorio, A. C., Akiyama, T., Khanam, S., Patrauchan, M. A. and Franklin, M. J. (2016). The Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 Two-Component Regulator CarSR Regulates Calcium Homeostasis and Calcium-Induced Virulence Factor Production through Its Regulatory Targets CarO and CarP. J Bacteriol 198(6): 951-963.
  2. Dominguez, D. C., Guragain, M. and Patrauchan, M. (2015). Calcium binding proteins and calcium signaling in prokaryotes. Cell Calcium 57(3): 151-165.
  3. Sarkisova, S. A., Lotlikar, S. R., Guragain, M., Kubat, R., Cloud, J., Franklin, M. J. and Patrauchan, M. A. (2014). A Pseudomonas aeruginosa EF-hand protein, EfhP (PA4107), modulates stress responses and virulence at high calcium concentration. PLoS One 9(2): e98985.
  4. Guragain, M., Lenaburg, D. L., Moore, F. S., Reutlinger, I. and Patrauchan, M. A. (2013). Calcium homeostasis in Pseudomonas aeruginosa requires multiple transporters and modulates swarming motility. Cell Calcium 54(5): 350-361.
  5. Barta, M. L., Guragain, M., Adam, P., Dickenson, N. E., Patil, M., Geisbrecht, B. V., Picking, W. L. and Picking, W. D. (2012). Identification of the bile salt binding site on IpaD from Shigella flexneri and the influence of ligand binding on IpaD structure. Proteins 80(3): 935-945.