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Rajendar Deora, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Rajendar Deora, Ph.D.

Associate Professor,

Contact Information

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

Email: rdeora@wakehealth.edu

Education & Training

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

Rajendar 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

Sukumar N, Nicholson TL, Conover MS, Ganguly T, Deora R. Comparative analyses of a cystic fibrosis isolate of bordetella bronchiseptica reveal differences in important pathogenic phenotypes. Infect Immun. 2014;82(4):1627-1637.

Ganguly T, Johnson JB, Kock ND, Parks GD, Deora R. The Bordetella pertussis Bps polysaccharide enhances lung colonization by conferring protection from complement-mediated killing. Cell Microbiol. 2014;16(7):1105-1118.



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

Rajendar Deora, Ph.D.

Rajendar Deora, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Microbiology & Immunology
Institute for Regenerative Medicine

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