Manita Guragain
  • Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Oklahoma State University, US
Research fields
  • Microbiology
Personal information


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.
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