dcsimg David Raskin- Ph.D. Investigator Page
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David Raskin, Ph.D.

Investigator Page

Background

Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University, 2001 in molecular biology & microbiology;  Postdoctoral (Ellison Medical Foundation Fellow of the LSRF) with Dr. John Mekalanos, Harvard Medical School, 2008

Research Interests:

Bacterial Pathogenesis, Microbial Stress Responses

Research Projects: 

  • Pathogenesis of Vibrio cholerae, the causative agent of cholera
  • Effects of aquatic and human environments on virulence gene regulation in V. cholerae
  • Microbial Stress Responses in V. cholerae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Biofilm formation

Representative Publications

He, H., Cooper, J.N., Mishra, A. and Raskin, D.M. 2012. Stringent response regulation of biofilm formation in Vibrio cholerae. J. Bacteriol. 194:2962-2972.

Raskin, D.M., Judson, N., and Mekalanos, J.J. 2007. Regulation of the stringent response is the essential function of the conserved bacterial G protein CgtA in Vibrio cholerae. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 104:4636-4641.

Raskin, D.M., Seshadri, R., Pukatzki, S.U., and Mekalanos, J.J. 2006. Bacterial genomics and pathogen evolution. Cell 124:703-714.

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