Publications and Presentations

  1. Geeta Ram*,Y, Hope F. Ross*,Y, Richard P. Novick*,Y, Ivelisse Rodriguez-Pagan and Dunrong Jiang (2018). Conversion of staphylococcal pathogenicity islands to CRISPR-Cas9-based antibacterial drones that cure staph infections in mice.   Nat. Biotechnol. 36:971-976.

    * Authors contributed equally to this work 

    Y Corresponding authors

  2. Richard P. Novick and Geeta Ram (2017). Staphylococcal pathogenicity islands -movers and shakers in the genomic firmament. Curr. Opin. Microbiol. 38:197-204
  3. Roser Martínez-Rubio, Nuria Quiles-Puchalt, Miguel Martí, Suzanne Humphrey, Geeta Ram, Davida Smyth, John Chen, Richard P. Novick, José R. Penadés (2016). Phage-inducible islands in the Gram-positive cocci. The ISME Journal 11:1029-1042.
  4. Richard P. Novick and Geeta Ram (2016). The floating (pathogenicity) island: a fascinating, if unsavory, genomic dessert. Trends in Genetics 32:114-126.
  5. Geeta Ram, John Chen, Hope F. Ross and Richard P. Novick (2015). An insight into staphylococcal pathogenicity island-mediated interference with phage late gene transcription. Bacteriophage 5:2, e1028608
  6. John Chen, Geeta Ram, Pauline Yoong, José R. Penadés, Bo Shopsin and Richard P. Novick (2015) An rpsL-based allelic exchange vector for Staphylococcus aureus. Plasmid 79:8-14.
  7. John Chen, Geeta Ram, José R. Penadés, Stuart Brown and Richard P. Novick (2015) Pathogenicity Island-Directed Transfer of Unlinked Chromosomal Virulence Genes. Mol Cell. 57(1): 138-49.
  8. John Chen, Nuria Carpena, Nuria Quiles-Puchalt, Geeta Ram, Richard P. Novick and José R Penadés (2014) Intra- and inter-generic transfer of pathogenicity island encoded virulence genes by cos phages. The ISME Journal 9:1260-1263.
  9. Geeta Ram, John Chen, Hope F. Ross and Richard P. Novick (2014) Precisely modulated pathogenicity island interference with late phage gene transcription. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 111:14536-14541.
  10. John Chen, Pauline Yoong, Geeta Ram, Victor J. Torres and Richard P. Novick (2014) Single-copy vectors for integration at the SaPI1 attachment site for Staphylococcus aureus. Plasmid 76:1-7.
  11. Nuria Quiles-Puchalt, Roser Martínez-Rubio, Geeta Ram, Íñigo Lasa, José R Penadés (2014). Unravelling bacteriophage ?11 requirements for packaging and transfer of mobile genetic elements in Staphylococcus aureus. Molecular Microbiology 91:423-437.
  12. Geeta Ram, John Chen, Krishan Kumar, Hope F. Ross, Carles Ubeda, Priyadarshan K. Damle, Kristin D. Lane, José R. Penadés, Gail E. Christie and Richard P. Novick (2012) SaPI interference with helper phage reproduction is a paradigm of molecular parasitism. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 109:16300-16305.
  13. Priyadarshan K. Damle, Erin A.Wall, Michael S. Spilman, Altaira D. Dearborn, Geeta Ram, Richard P. Novick, Terje Dokland and Gail E. Christie (2012) The roles of SaPI1 proteins gp7 (CpmA) and gp6 (CpmB) in capsid size determination and helper phage interference. Virology 432:277-282.
  14. Manzar J. Hossain, Reshma Korde, Prashant K. Singh, Shivani Kanodia, Ravi Ranjan, Geeta Ram, Gaganjot Singh Kalsey, Rita Singh and Pawan Malhotra (2010). Plasmodium falciparum Tudor Staphylococcal Nuclease interacting proteins suggests its role in nuclear as well as splicing processes. Gene 468:48-57.
  15. Krishan Kumar, Megha Tharad, Swetha Ganapathy, Geeta Ram, Azeet Narayan, Jameel Ahamad Khan, Rana Pratap, Anamika Ghosh, Sachin Kumar Samuchiwal, Sushil Kumar, Kuhulika Bhalla, Deepti Gupta, Krishnamurthy Natarajan, Yogendra Singh and Anand Ranganathan (2009) Phenylalanine-rich peptides potently bind ESAT6, a virulence determinant of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and concurrently affect the pathogen’s growth. PLoS ONE 4:e7615.
  16. Alka Rao¶, Geeta Ram¶, Adesh Kumar Saini, Reena Vohra, Krishan Kumar, Yogendra Singh, and Anand Ranganathan (2007) Synthesis and Selection of De Novo Proteins That Bind and Impede Cellular Functions of an Essential Mycobacterial Protein. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 73:1320-1331.
  17. Alka Rao, Sidharth Chopra, Geeta Ram, Ankit Gupta and Anand Ranganathan (2005) Application of the “Codon-Shuffling” Method SYNTHESIS AND SELECTION OF DE NOVO PROTEINS AS ANTIBACTERIALS. 2005. The Journal of Biological Chemistry 280:23605-23614.
¶ Both authors contributed equally to this work.