Pavankumar, Theetha



Theetha Pavankumar

B. Pharma, 1998, Pharmacy, Government College of Pharmacy, Bangalore, India

M. Pharma, 2002, Pharmacology, Government College of Pharmacy, Bangalore, India

Ph.D., 2009, Life Sciences (Bacterial Genetics, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Postdoctoral Scholar, 2009-2015, Biochemistry, University of California, Davis, CA

Assistant Project Scientist, 2015-present, University of California, Davis, CA


Satapathy, A.K., Pavankumar, T.L., Bhattacharjya, S., Sankaranarayanan, R., and Ray, M.K. (2008).
ATPase activity of RecD is essential for growth of the Antarctic Pseudomonas syringae Lz4W at low temperature.
FEBS J. 2008 Apr;275
,1835-1851. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-4658.2008.06342.x. Epub 2008 Mar 9. PMID: 18336576.

Pavankumar, T.L., Sinha, A.K., and Ray, M.K. (2010).
All three subunits of RecBCD enzyme are essential for DNA repair and low-temperature growth in the Antarctic Pseudomonas syringae Lz4W.
PLoS One Feb 25;5:
e9412. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0009412. PMID: 20195537, PMCID: PMC2828478.

Sinha, A.K., Pavankumar, T.L., Kamisetty, S., Mittal, P., and Ray, M.K. (2013).
Replication arrest is a major threat to growth at low temperature in Antarctic Pseudomonas syringae Lz4W.
Mol. Microbiol. 89
: 792-810. doi: 10.1111/mmi/12315. Epub 2013 July 19. PMID: 23815755.

Pindi, P.K., R, R.S., and Pavankumar, T.L. (2014).
Isolation and characterization of novel lipase gene LipHim1 from the DNA isolated from soil samples.
J. Microbiol. 52
:384-388. doi: 10.1007/s12275-014-3302-2. Epub 2014 Apr 11. PMID: 24723100.

Pavankumar, T.L., Exell, J.C., and Kowalczykowski, S.C. (2016).
Direct fluorescent imaging of translocation and unwinding by individual DNA helicases.
Methods Enzymol. 581,
1-32. doi: 10.1016/bs.mie.2016.09.010. Epub 2016 Oct 18. PMID: 27793277; PMCID: PMC5854184.

Pavankumar, T.L. (2018).
Inteins: Localized distribution, gene regulation, and protein engineering for biological applications.
Microorganisms Feb 28;6(1):
pii: E19, doi: 10.3390/microorganisms6010019. PMID: 29495613; PMCID: PMC5874633.

Pavankumar, T.L., Sinha, A.K., and Ray, M.K. (2018).
Biochemical characterization of RecBCD enzyme from an Antarctic Pseudomonas species and identification of its cognate Chi (x) sequence.
PLoS One May 18;13(5):
E0197476. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0197476. PMID: 29775464; PMCID: PMC5959072.