Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Girish Soorapp Kirimanjeswara, PhD

Girish Soorapp Kirimanjeswara, PhD

Associate Professor, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Assistant Professor, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics
Scientific Program:Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis

Research Interests

  • Francisella tularensis
  • Vaccines
  • Infections
  • Immunity
  • Bacteria
  • Lung
  • Antibodies
  • Tularemia
  • Prostate
  • Needle Biopsy
  • Macrophages
  • Respiratory System

Recent Publications


Nicol, MJ, Williamson, DR, Place, DE & Kirimanjeswara, GS 2021, 'Differential immune response following intranasal and intradermal infection with francisella tularensis: Implications for vaccine development', Microorganisms, vol. 9, no. 5, 973.
Lawanprasert, A, Simonson, AW, Sumner, SE, Nicol, MJ, Pimcharoen, S, Kirimanjeswara, GS & Medina, SH 2022, 'Inhalable SARS-CoV-2 Mimetic Particles Induce Pleiotropic Antigen Presentation', Biomacromolecules, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 1158-1168.
Markley, RL, Restori, KH, Katkere, B, Sumner, SE, Nicol, MJ, Tyryshkina, A, Nettleford, SK, Williamson, DR, Place, DE, Dewan, KK, Shay, AE, Carlson, BA, Girirajan, S, Prabhu, KS & Kirimanjeswara, GS 2021, 'Macrophage Selenoproteins Restrict Intracellular Replication of Francisella tularensis and Are Essential for Host Immunity', Frontiers in immunology, vol. 12, 701341.


Nicol, MKJ, Brubaker, TR, Honish, BJ, Simmons, AN, Kazemi, A, Geissel, MA, Whalen, CT, Siedlecki, CA, Bilén, SG, Knecht, SD & Kirimanjeswara, GS 2020, 'Antibacterial effects of low-temperature plasma generated by atmospheric-pressure plasma jet are mediated by reactive oxygen species', Scientific reports, vol. 10, no. 1, 3066.
Brubaker, TR, Nicol, MJ, Kirimanjeswara, GS, Siedlecki, C, Kazemi, A, Snyder, PC, Bilén, SG & Knecht, SD 2020, 'Influence of Dielectric Coatings on Pin-to-Rod Nanosecond-Pulsed Discharges in Phosphate-Buffered Saline', IEEE Transactions on Radiation and Plasma Medical Sciences, vol. 4, no. 5, 8972591, pp. 655-662.


Muhammad, J, Rabbani, M, Shabbir, MZ, Muhammad, K, Ghori, MT, Chaudhry, HR, Hassnain, ZU, Jamil, T, Abbas, T, Chaudhry, MH, Haisem-Ur-Rasool, M, Ali, MA, Nisar, M, Kirimanjeswara, GS & Jayarao, BM 2019, 'Cross Sectional Study and Risk Factors Analysis of Francisella tularensis in Soil Samples in Punjab Province of Pakistan', Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, vol. 9, no. APR, 089.
Qi, DZ, Lehman, K, Dewan, K, Kirimanjeswara, G & Raman, JD 2019, 'Re: Preoperative urine culture is unnecessary in asymptomatic men prior to prostate needle biopsy', Journal of Urology, vol. 201, no. 3, pp. 422-423.
Sumner, SE, Markley, RL & Kirimanjeswara, GS 2019, 'Role of Selenoproteins in Bacterial Pathogenesis', Biological Trace Element Research, vol. 192, no. 1, pp. 69-82.


Goralski, TDP, Kirimanjeswara, GS & Keiler, KC 2018, 'A new mechanism for ribosome rescue can recruit RF1 or RF2 to nonstop ribosomes', mBio, vol. 9, no. 6, e02436-18.
Williamson, DR, Dewan, KK, Patel, T, Wastella, CM, Ning, G & Kirimanjeswara, GS 2018, 'A single mechanosensitive channel protects Francisella tularensis subsp. holarctica from hypoosmotic shock and promotes survival in the aquatic environment', Applied and environmental microbiology, vol. 84, no. 5, e02203-17.
Saha, P, Xiao, X, Yeoh, BS, Chen, Q, Katkere, B, Kirimanjeswara, GS & Vijay-Kumar, M 2019, 'The bacterial siderophore enterobactin confers survival advantage to Salmonella in macrophages', Gut microbes, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 412-423.
Park, R, Gyorfi, J, Dewan, K, Kirimanjeswara, G, Clark, JY, Kaag, MG, Lehman, K & Raman, JD 2018, 'Topical rectal antiseptic at time of prostate biopsy: how a resident patient safety project has evolved into institutional practice', International Urology and Nephrology, vol. 50, no. 9, pp. 1563-1568.

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