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Publications

  • Upton, H., G. Newton, M. Gushiken, K. Lo, D. Holden, R. Fahey and M. Rawat. 2012. Characterization of BshA, bacillithiol glycosyltransferase from Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus subtilis. Febs Letters 586: 1004-1008.

  • Newton, G., R. Fahey and M. Rawat. 2012. Detoxification of toxins by bacillithiol in Staphylococcus aureus. Microbiology (Reading): 1117-1126.

  • Newton, G., S. Leung, J. Wakabayashi, M. Rawat and R. Fahey. 2011. DinB Superfamily Includes Novel Mycothiol, Bacillithiol, and Glutathione S-Transferases. Biochemistry: 10751-10760.

  • Ta, P., N. Buchmeier, G.L. Newton, M. Rawat and R.C. Fahey. 2011. 3. Ta P, N Buchmeier, GL Newton, M Rawat, RC Fahey. 2011. Organic hydroperoxide resistance protein and ergothioneine compensate for loss of mycothiol in Mycobacterium smegmatis mutants. Journal of Bacteriology 193: 181-190.

  • GabalIa, A., G. Newton, H. Antelmann, D. Parsonage, H. Upton, M. Rawat, A. Claiborne, R. Fahey and J. Helmann. 2010. Biosynthesis and functions of bacillithiol, a major low-molecular-weight thiol in Bacilli. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 107: 6482-6486.

  • Johnson, T., G. Newton, R. Fahey and M. Rawat. 2009. Unusual production of glutathione in Actinobacteria. Archives of Microbiology 191: 89-93.

  • Sareen, D., G. Newton, R. Fahey, N. Buchmeier, M. Steffek, Y. Av-Gay, M. Rawat and T. Koledin. 2009. Methods of use of the enzymes of mycothiol synthesis. United States Patent and Trademark Office Granted Patent.

  • Newton, G., M. Rawat, J. La Clair, V. Jothivasan, T. Budiarto, C. Hamilton, A. Claiborne, J. Helmann and R. Fahey. 2009. Bacillithiol is an antioxidant thiol produced in Bacilli. Nature Chemical Biology 5: 625-627.

  • Rawat, M. and Y. Av-Gay. 2007. Mycothiol-dependent proteins in actinomycetes. FEMS Microbiology Reviews 31: 278-292.

  • Guerra-Lopez, D., L. Daniels and M. Rawat. 2007. Mycobacterium smegmatis mc2 155 lb/C and MSMEG╠▒2392 are involved in triphenylmethane dye decolorization and coenzyme F420 biosynthesis. Microbiology (13500872) 153: 2724-2732.

  • Miller, C., M. Rawat, T. Johnson and Y. Av-Gay. 2007. Innate protection of Mycobacterium smegmatis against the antimicrobial activity of nitric oxide is provided by mycothiol. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 51: 3364-3366.

  • Rawat, M., C. Johnson, V. Cadiz and Y. Av-Gay. 2007. Comparative analysis of mutants in the mycothiol biosynthesis pathway in Mycobacterium smegmatis. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 363: 71-76.

  • Pick, N., M. Rawat, D. Arad, J. Lan, J. Fan, A. Kende and Y. Av-Gay. 2006. In vitro properties of antimicrobial bromotyrosine alkaloids. Journal of Medical Microbiology 55: 407-415.

  • Dosanjh, N., M. Rawat, J. Chung and Y. Av-Gay. 2005. Thiol specific oxidative stress response in Mycobacteria. FEMS Microbiology Letters 249: 87-94.

  • Rawat, M., M. Uppal, G. Newton, M. Steffek, R. Fahey and Y. Av-Gay. 2004. Targeted Mutagenesis of the Mycobacterium smegmatis mca Gene, Encoding a Mycothiol-Dependent Detoxification Protein. Journal of Bacteriology 186: 6050-6058.

  • Newton, G., T. Koledin, B. Gorovitz, M. Rawat, R. Fahey and Y. Av-Gay. 2003. Glycosyltransferase Gene Encoding the Enzyme Catalyzing the First Step of Mycothiol Biosynthesis (mshA). Journal of Bacteriology 185: 3476-3479.

  • Rawat, M., S. Kovacevic, H. Billman-Jacobe and Y. Av-Gay. 2003. Inactivation of mshB, a key gene in the mycothiol biosynthesis pathway in Mycobacterium smegmatis. Microbiology 149: 1341-1349.

  • Rawat, M., J. Heys and Y. Av-Gay. 2003. Identification and characterization of a diamide sensitive mutant of Mycobacterium smegmatis. FEMS Microbiology Letters 220: 161-169.

  • Rawat, M., G. Newton, M. Ko, G. Martinez, R. Fahey and Y. Av-Gay. 2002. Mycothiol-deficient Mycobacterium smegmatis mutants are hypersensitive to alkylating agents, free radicals, and antibiotics. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 46: 3348-3355.

  • Rawat, M., M.C. Henk and L.L. Lavigne. 1996. Chlamydomonas reinhardtii mutants without ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase-oxygenase lack a detectable pyrenoid. Planta 198: 263-270.

  • Ramazanov , Z.R., M. Rawat, C.B. Mason and J.V. Moroney. 1996. Ultrastructural and biochemical adaptation of algal cells to limiting CO2 concentrations. Scientia Marina 60: 141-148.

  • Henk, M.C., M. Rawat, S.Y. Huggins, L.L. Lavigne, Z.R. Ramazanov, C.B. Mason and J.V. Moroney. 1995. Pyrenoid morphology in rubisco and CO2 concentrating mutants of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. In Photosynthesis: From Light to Biosphere - Proceedings of the Xth International Photosynthesis Congress , edited by P. Mathis, 595-598.. Montpellier: Springer.

  • Rawat, M. and J.V. Moroney. 1995. Regulation of carbonic anhydrase and rubisco activase in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Plant Physiology 109: 937-944.

  • Rawat, M. 1994. Effect of carbon dioxide on carbonic anhydrase and other proteins in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. PhD diss., Louisiana State University.

  • Ramazanov, Z.R., M. Rawat, M.C. Henk, C.B. Mason, S.W. Matthews and J.V. Moroney. 1994. 19. Ramazanov ZR, M Rawat, MC Henk, CB Mason, SW Matthews, and JV Moroney. 1994. The induction of the CO2-concentrating mechanism is correlated with the formation of the starch sheath around the pyrenoid of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Planta 195: 210-216.

  • Robson, P., G.M. Wright, E. Sitarz, A. Maiti, M. Rawat, J.H. Youson and F.W. Keeley. 1992. Characterization of lamprin, an unusual matrix protein from lamprey cartilage. Journal of Biological Chemistry 268: 1440-1447.

  • Rawat, M. and J.V. Moroney. 1991. Partial characterization of a new isoenzyme of carbonic anhydrase from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Journal of Biological Chemistry 266: 9719-9723.

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Educational Background

  • 1994 – Ph. D., Louisiana State University. Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Plant physiology and biochemistry)

  • 1988 – B. Sc., University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada (Biochemistry)

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Grants

  • NSF RUI" Thiols in cyanobacteria

  • NIH SC3 Bacillithiol metabolism in Staphylococcus aureus

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Positions & Honors

  • 2012 – Phi Kappa Phi Special Recognition Membership, Phi Kappa Phi

  • 2011 – Provost Award for Distinguished Achievement in Research, Scholarship or Creative Activities, CSU-Fresno (2011)

  • 2011 – CampusCampus Advisors Network Outstanding Advisor Award , CSU- Fresno

  • 2007 – Provost Award for Promising New Faculty, CSU-Fresno

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