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
  • Antibodies
  • Lung
  • Tularemia
  • Prostate
  • Needle Biopsy
  • Respiratory System
  • T-Lymphocytes

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.


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.


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.


Furuya, Y, Kirimanjeswara, GS, Roberts, S, Racine, R, Wilson-Welder, J, Sanfilippo, AM, Salmon, SL & Metzger, DW 2017, 'Defective anti-polysaccharide IgG vaccine responses in IgA deficient mice', Vaccine, vol. 35, no. 37, pp. 4997-5005.
Place, DE, Williamson, DR, Yuzefpolskiy, Y, Katkere, B, Sarkar, S, Kalia, V & Kirimanjeswara, GS 2017, 'Development of a novel Francisella tularensis live vaccine strain expressing ovalbumin provides insight into antigen-specific CD8+ T cell responses', PloS one, vol. 12, no. 12, e0190384.
Muhammad, J, Rabbani, M, Muhammad, K, Wasim, M, Dewan, K, Anjum, AA, Sheikh, AA, Ahmad, A, Akhtar, F, Nisar, M, Jayarao, BM & Kirimanjeswara, GS 2017, 'Lipopolysacharide gene based development and optimization of diagnostics for francisella tularensis', Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 1161-1166.
Qi, DZ, Lehman, K, Dewan, K, Kirimanjeswara, G & Raman, JD 2018, 'Preoperative urine culture is unnecessary in asymptomatic men prior to prostate needle biopsy', International Urology and Nephrology, vol. 50, no. 1, pp. 21-24.
Allen, JL, Lehman, K, Dewan, K, Kirimanjeswara, G & Raman, JD 2017, 'Procedural povidone iodine rectal preparation reduces bacteriuria and bacteremia following prostate needle biopsy', Canadian Journal of Urology, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 8883-8889.

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