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Kadambavanasund Papavinasasundaram PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
DepartmentMicrobiology and Physiological Systems
AddressUMass Chan Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester MA 01655
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    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DepartmentMicrobiology and Physiological Systems


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    Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, TN, IndiaBSScience
    Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, TN, IndiaMSMicrobiology
    University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, AustraliaPHDMicrobiology

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    Focus: Mycobacterial cell wall synthesis, mycobacterial genetic manipulation

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    1. Cuthbert BJ, Mendoza J, de Miranda R, Papavinasasundaram K, Sassetti CM, Goulding CW. The structure of Mycobacterium thermoresistibile MmpS5 reveals a conserved disulfide bond across mycobacteria. Metallomics. 2024 03 12; 16(3). PMID: 38425033.
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    2. de Miranda R, Cuthbert BJ, Klevorn T, Chao A, Mendoza J, Arbing M, Sieminski PJ, Papavinasasundaram K, Abdul-Hafiz S, Chan S, Sassetti CM, Ehrt S, Goulding CW. Differentiating the roles of Mycobacterium tuberculosis substrate binding proteins, FecB and FecB2, in iron uptake. PLoS Pathog. 2023 09; 19(9):e1011650. PMID: 37747938.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    3. Mott D, Yang J, Baer C, Papavinasasundaram K, Sassetti CM, Behar SM. High Bacillary Burden and the ESX-1 Type VII Secretion System Promote MHC Class I Presentation by Mycobacterium tuberculosis-Infected Macrophages to CD8 T Cells. J Immunol. 2023 05 15; 210(10):1531-1542. PMID: 37000471.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    4. Koh EI, Oluoch PO, Ruecker N, Proulx MK, Soni V, Murphy KC, Papavinasasundaram K, Reames CJ, Trujillo C, Zaveri A, Zimmerman MD, Aslebagh R, Baker RE, Shaffer SA, Guinn KM, Fitzgerald M, Dartois V, Ehrt S, Hung DT, Ioerger TR, Rubin EJ, Rhee KY, Schnappinger D, Sassetti CM. Chemical-genetic interaction mapping links carbon metabolism and cell wall structure to tuberculosis drug efficacy. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2022 04 12; 119(15):e2201632119. PMID: 35380903.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    5. Smith CM, Baker RE, Proulx MK, Mishra BB, Long JE, Park SW, Lee HN, Kiritsy MC, Bellerose MM, Olive AJ, Murphy KC, Papavinasasundaram K, Boehm FJ, Reames CJ, Meade RK, Hampton BK, Linnertz CL, Shaw GD, Hock P, Bell TA, Ehrt S, Schnappinger D, Pardo-Manuel de Villena F, Ferris MT, Ioerger TR, Sassetti CM. Host-pathogen genetic interactions underlie tuberculosis susceptibility in genetically diverse mice. Elife. 2022 02 03; 11. PMID: 35112666.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    6. Cai Y, Jaecklein E, Mackenzie JS, Papavinasasundaram K, Olive AJ, Chen X, Steyn AJC, Sassetti CM. Host immunity increases Mycobacterium tuberculosis reliance on cytochrome bd oxidase. PLoS Pathog. 2021 07; 17(7):e1008911. PMID: 34320028.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    7. Shamma F, Papavinasasundaram K, Quintanilla SY, Bandekar A, Sassetti C, Boutte CC. Phosphorylation on PstP Regulates Cell Wall Metabolism and Antibiotic Tolerance in Mycobacterium smegmatis. J Bacteriol. 2021 01 25; 203(4). PMID: 33257524.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    8. Grover S, Engelhart CA, P?rez-Herr?n E, Li W, Abrahams KA, Papavinasasundaram K, Bean JM, Sassetti CM, Mendoza-Losana A, Besra GS, Jackson M, Schnappinger D. Two-Way Regulation of MmpL3 Expression Identifies and Validates Inhibitors of MmpL3 Function in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. ACS Infect Dis. 2021 01 08; 7(1):141-152. PMID: 33319550.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    9. Sutiwisesak R, Hicks ND, Boyce S, Murphy KC, Papavinasasundaram K, Carpenter SM, Boucau J, Joshi N, Le Gall S, Fortune SM, Sassetti CM, Behar SM. A natural polymorphism of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the esxH gene disrupts immunodomination by the TB10.4-specific CD8 T cell response. PLoS Pathog. 2020 10; 16(10):e1009000. PMID: 33075106.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    10. Johnson EO, LaVerriere E, Office E, Stanley M, Meyer E, Kawate T, Gomez JE, Audette RE, Bandyopadhyay N, Betancourt N, Delano K, Da Silva I, Davis J, Gallo C, Gardner M, Golas AJ, Guinn KM, Kennedy S, Korn R, McConnell JA, Moss CE, Murphy KC, Nietupski RM, Papavinasasundaram KG, Pinkham JT, Pino PA, Proulx MK, Ruecker N, Song N, Thompson M, Trujillo C, Wakabayashi S, Wallach JB, Watson C, Ioerger TR, Lander ES, Hubbard BK, Serrano-Wu MH, Ehrt S, Fitzgerald M, Rubin EJ, Sassetti CM, Schnappinger D, Hung DT. Large-scale chemical-genetics yields new M. tuberculosis inhibitor classes. Nature. 2019 07; 571(7763):72-78. PMID: 31217586.
      Citations: 63     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    11. Murphy KC, Nelson SJ, Nambi S, Papavinasasundaram K, Baer CE, Sassetti CM. ORBIT: a New Paradigm for Genetic Engineering of Mycobacterial Chromosomes. mBio. 2018 12 11; 9(6). PMID: 30538179.
      Citations: 54     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    12. K?ster S, Klevorn T, Papavinasasundaram K, Sassetti CM, Portal-Celhay C, Philips JA. Consequence of enhanced LC3-trafficking for a live, attenuated M. tuberculosis vaccine. Vaccine. 2018 02 08; 36(7):939-944. PMID: 29343411.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
    13. Logsdon MM, Ho PY, Papavinasasundaram K, Richardson K, Cokol M, Sassetti CM, Amir A, Aldridge BB. A Parallel Adder Coordinates Mycobacterial Cell-Cycle Progression and Cell-Size Homeostasis in the Context of Asymmetric Growth and Organization. Curr Biol. 2017 Nov 06; 27(21):3367-3374.e7. PMID: 29107550.
      Citations: 31     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    14. Rothchild AC, Stowell B, Goyal G, Nunes-Alves C, Yang Q, Papavinasasundaram K, Sassetti CM, Dranoff G, Chen X, Lee J, Behar SM. Role of Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony-Stimulating Factor Production by T Cells during Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection. mBio. 2017 10 24; 8(5). PMID: 29066547.
      Citations: 42     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    15. K?ster S, Upadhyay S, Chandra P, Papavinasasundaram K, Yang G, Hassan A, Grigsby SJ, Mittal E, Park HS, Jones V, Hsu FF, Jackson M, Sassetti CM, Philips JA. Mycobacterium tuberculosis is protected from NADPH oxidase and LC3-associated phagocytosis by the LCP protein CpsA. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 10 10; 114(41):E8711-E8720. PMID: 28973896.
      Citations: 93     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    16. Garc?a-Fern?ndez J, Papavinasasundaram K, Gal?n B, Sassetti CM, Garc?a JL. Molecular and functional analysis of the mce4 operon in Mycobacterium smegmatis. Environ Microbiol. 2017 09; 19(9):3689-3699. PMID: 28752922.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    17. Garc?a-Fern?ndez J, Papavinasasundaram K, Gal?n B, Sassetti CM, Garc?a JL. Unravelling the pleiotropic role of the MceG ATPase in Mycobacterium smegmatis. Environ Microbiol. 2017 07; 19(7):2564-2576. PMID: 28447386.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    18. Prigozhin DM, Papavinasasundaram KG, Baer CE, Murphy KC, Moskaleva A, Chen TY, Alber T, Sassetti CM. Structural and Genetic Analyses of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis Protein Kinase B Sensor Domain Identify a Potential Ligand-binding Site. J Biol Chem. 2016 10 28; 291(44):22961-22969. PMID: 27601474.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    19. Boutte CC, Baer CE, Papavinasasundaram K, Liu W, Chase MR, Meniche X, Fortune SM, Sassetti CM, Ioerger TR, Rubin EJ. A cytoplasmic peptidoglycan amidase homologue controls mycobacterial cell wall synthesis. Elife. 2016 06 15; 5. PMID: 27304077.
      Citations: 45     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    20. Murphy KC, Papavinasasundaram K, Sassetti CM. Mycobacterial recombineering. Methods Mol Biol. 2015; 1285:177-99. PMID: 25779316.
      Citations: 45     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    21. Gee CL, Papavinasasundaram KG, Blair SR, Baer CE, Falick AM, King DS, Griffin JE, Venghatakrishnan H, Zukauskas A, Wei JR, Dhiman RK, Crick DC, Rubin EJ, Sassetti CM, Alber T. A phosphorylated pseudokinase complex controls cell wall synthesis in mycobacteria. Sci Signal. 2012 Jan 24; 5(208):ra7. PMID: 22275220.
      Citations: 91     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    22. Lee J, Repasy T, Papavinasasundaram K, Sassetti C, Kornfeld H. Mycobacterium tuberculosis induces an atypical cell death mode to escape from infected macrophages. PLoS One. 2011 Mar 31; 6(3):e18367. PMID: 21483832.
      Citations: 73     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    23. Chao JD, Papavinasasundaram KG, Zheng X, Ch?vez-Steenbock A, Wang X, Lee GQ, Av-Gay Y. Convergence of Ser/Thr and two-component signaling to coordinate expression of the dormancy regulon in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. J Biol Chem. 2010 Sep 17; 285(38):29239-46. PMID: 20630871.
      Citations: 47     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    24. Bach H, Papavinasasundaram KG, Wong D, Hmama Z, Av-Gay Y. Mycobacterium tuberculosis virulence is mediated by PtpA dephosphorylation of human vacuolar protein sorting 33B. Cell Host Microbe. 2008 May 15; 3(5):316-22. PMID: 18474358.
      Citations: 117     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
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