M.S., 2019, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Advisor: Hwan Kim
Email: Smruti.Mishra@stonybrook.edu

Research Interests

Smruti's Master's thesis focused on the evolution of daptomycin resistance in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and utilized an in vitro bioreactor infection model. Her research interests lie in the field of bacterial pathogenesis and infectious diseases, specifically in understanding the adaptive responses of pathogens to different host-associated stresses.

Honors and Awards



Helminiak, L., Mishra, S., and Kim, H.K. (2022). Pathogenicity and virulence of Rickettsia. Virulence 13(1): 1752-1771.

Sohn, S.Y., Hearing, J., Mugavero, J., Kirillov, Varvara, Gorbunova, E., Helminiak, L., Mishra, S., Mackow, E., Hearing, P., Reich, N., and Kim, H.K. (2021). Interferon-lambda intranasal protection and differential sex pathology in a murine model of SARS-CoV-2 infection. mBio, in press.

Yen, W.Y., Stern, K., Mishra, S., Helminiak, L., Sanchez-Vicente, S., and Kim, H.K. (2021). Virulence potential of Rickettsia amblyommatis for spotted fever pathogenesis in mice. Pathogens and Disease 79(5): ftabo24.

Lasek-Nesselquist, E., Lu, J., Schneider, R., Ma, Z., Russo, V., Mishra, S., Pata, J., McDonough, K., and Malik, M.  (2019). Insights into the evolution of Staphylococcus aureus daptomycin resistance from an in vitro bioreactor model. Frontiers in Microbiology 10: 345.

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