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Ravi Damodar Barabote

Ravi Damodar Barabote

Assistant Professor

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences

(BISC)-Biological Sciences

Phone: 479-575-2475

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My lab is interested in understanding how bacterial cells and their molecular systems respond to various environments, particularly to hostile conditions. We are interested in fundamental research as well as in research that has biotechnological, environmental, and biomedical applications. To study the molecular and cellular physiology of bacteria, we utilize multidisciplinary approaches across the fields of microbiology, molecular biology, omics (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics), bioinformatics, molecular genetics, and biochemistry.

Microbial genomics and bioinformatics, microbial genetics, microbial physiology, cell biology.

BIOL 2533 Cell Biology (Spring semesters)

BIOL 4873 / BIOL 5873 Microbial Molecular Genetics and Bioinformatics (Fall semesters)

Degrees:
B.Sc. Nizam College, Hyderabad, India
M.Sc. Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India
Ph.D. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA

Postdoctoral Training:
University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
University of California Davis, Davis, California, USA

Recent Publications:

Al-Kahem Al-Balawi TH, Rhoads DD, Barabote RD. (2017) Draft genome sequence of Anoxybacillus sp. strain UARK-01, a new thermophilic lignin-utilizing bacterium isolated from soil in Arkansas, USA. Genome Announcements. 5(30). pii:e00588-17.

Al-Kahem Al-Balawi TH, Wood AL, Solis A, Cooper T, Barabote RD. (2017) Anoxybacillus sp. strain UARK-01, a new thermophilic soil bacterium with hyperthermostable alkaline laccase activity. Curr Microbiol. 74(6):762-771.

Teegardin KA, James S, Barabote RD. (2017) Bioinformatic analysis of glycoside hydrolases in the proteomes of mesophilic and thermophilic Actinobacteria. MOJ Proteomics Bioinform 5(3):00158.

Sonaty GT and Barabote RD. (2015) Multiplexed Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification of the 16S rRNA Gene for the Diagnosis of Neonatal Sepsis in Resource-limited Environments. Inquiry 19:43-52.

Berry AM, Barabote RD, Normand P. (2014) Family Acidothermaceae. In The Prokaryotes, 4th Edition. Editors: Rosenberg, Lory, DeLong, Thompson, Stackebrandt. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. Chapter 199: p13-19.

Nakatsu CH, Barabote R, Thompson S, Bruce D, Detter C, Brettin T, Han C, Beasley F, Chen W, Konopka A, and Xie G. (2013) Complete genome sequence of Arthrobacter sp. strain FB24. Standards in Genomic Sciences 9:106-116.