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Rajendar K. Deora, Ph.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Rajendar K. Deora, Ph.D.

Associate Professor,

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-1124 | Department: 336-716-2011

Email: rdeora@wakehealth.edu

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Illinois-Chicago , 1997
  • M.Sc., Calcutta University Natl Medical Institute-India , 1991
  • B.Sc., Calcutta University Medical College-India , 1989
  • Fellowship, University of California Sch o, 2003
Rajendar K. Deora, Ph.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Rajendar K. Deora, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Microbiology & Immunology
Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Research Interests

genomics and proteomics, immunology/allergy/inflammatio, infectious diseases, molecular biology/molecular me, vaccines

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-1124 | Department: 336-716-2011

Email: rdeora@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications



Conover MS, Redfern CJ, Ganguly T, Sukumar N, Sloan G, Mishra M, Deora R. BpsR modulates Bordetella biofilm formation by negatively regulating the expression of the Bps polysaccharide. J Bacteriol. 2012;194(2):233-242.

Register KB, Sukumar N, Palavecino EL, Rubin BK, Deora R. Bordetella bronchiseptica in a paediatric cystic fibrosis patient: possible transmission from a household cat. Zoonoses Public Health. 2012;59(4):246-250.

Tang S, Mishra M, Frazier DP, Moore ML, Inoue K, Deora R, Sui G, Dubey P. Positive and negative regulation of prostate stem cell antigen expression by Yin Yang 1 in prostate epithelial cell lines. PLoS ONE. 2012;7(4):e35570.




Sukumar N, Sloan GP, Conover MS, Love CF, Mattoo S, Kock ND, Deora R. Cross-species protection mediated by a Bordetella bronchiseptica strain lacking antigenic homologs present in acellular pertussis vaccines. Infect Immun. 2010;78(5):2008-2016.

Conover MS, Sloan GP, Love CF, Sukumar N, Deora R. The Bps polysaccharide of Bordetella pertussis promotes colonization and biofilm formation in the nose by functioning as an adhesin. Mol Microbiol. 2010;77(6):1439-1455.

Waligora EA, Ramsey DM, Pryor EE Jr, Lu H, Hollis T, Sloan GP, Deora R, Wozniak DJ. AmrZ beta-sheet residues are essential for DNA binding and transcriptional control of Pseudomonas aeruginosa virulence genes. J Bacteriol. 2010;192(20):5390-5401.

Sukumar N, Love CF, Conover MS, Kock ND, Dubey P, Deora R. Active and passive immunization with Bordetella colonization factor A protects mice against respiratory challenge with Bordetella bronchiseptica. Infect Immun. 2009;77(2):885-895.


Parise G, Mishra M, Itoh Y, Romeo T, Deora R. Role of a putative polysaccharide locus in Bordetella biofilm development. J Bacteriol. 2007;189(3):750-760.

Sukumar N, Mishra M, Sloan GP, Ogi T, Deora R. Differential Bvg phase-dependent regulation and combinatorial role in pathogenesis of two Bordetella paralogs, BipA and BcfA. J Bacteriol. 2007;189(10):3695-3704.

Huigens RW III, Richards JJ, Parise G, Ballard TE, Zeng W, Deora R, Melander C. Inhibition of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm formation with bromoageliferin analogues. J Am Chem Soc. 2007;129(22):6966-6967.

Sloan GP, Love CF, Sukumar N, Mishra M, Deora R. The Bordetella Bps polysaccharide is critical for biofilm development in the mouse respiratory tract. J Bacteriol. 2007;189(22):8270-8276.

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Associate Professor, Microbiology & Immunology

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