|Ph.D.: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
Lab: Kevin Young, Ph.D.
I am working in Dr. Kevin Young’s laboratory with an interest to isolate and characterize inert peptidoglycan from the polar region of Escherichia coli. Polar region of E. coli contains metabolically inactive peptidoglycan and the nature of this peptidoglycan is not known yet. Currently I am also working on generating spheroplasts to study the peptidoglycan synthesis during the growth of spheroplasts.
Publications on Pubmed
Ranjit DK, Endres JL, Bayles KW “Staphylococcus aureus CidA and LrgA Proteins Exhibit Holin-Like Properties.” Journal of Bacteriology. 2011 May; 193(10):2468-76.
Ranjit DK , Rideout MC, Nefzi A, Ostresh JM, Pinilla C, and Segall AM. “Small Molecule Functional Analogs of Peptides that Inhibit λ Site-specific Recombination and Bind Holliday Junctions”, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 2010, Vol. 20, Issue 15, p. 4531-4534.
Mann EE, Rice KC, Boles BR, Endres JL, Ranjit D, Chandramohan L, Tsang LH, Smeltzer MS, Horswill AR, Bayles KW. “Modulation of eDNA release and degradation affects Staphylococcus aureus biofilm maturation.” PLoS ONE. 2009 Jun 9;4 (6):e5822.
Bolla ML, Azevedo EV, Smith JM, Taylor RE, Ranjit DK, Segall AM, "Novel antibiotics: macrocyclic peptides designed to trap the Holliday junction" Organic Letter, American Chemical Society, 2003, vol 5, no.2 p109-112.