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Shubha Govind



Division of Science




Marshak Science Building MR617 (office) | MR625 (lab)

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  • Profile

    Dr. Govind's lab is interested in understanding mechanisms underlying hematopoietic cancer/inflammation using Drosophila molecular genetics. The lab is also identifying virulence factors produced by parasitic wasps that interfere with cellular immunity and inflammation in fly larvae.

  • Education

    Ph.D. in Cell Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1986
    M.S. in Botany, Delhi University, 1980
    B.S. in Botany, Delhi University, 1978

  • Courses Taught

    Biology 20600 - Introduction to Genetics
    Biology 22900 - Cell and Molecular Biology
    Biology 31312 - Bioinformatics

    Bio. 31612 | Chem. 31212 - Biomolecular Systems (now Science 280)
    Biology 38000 - Eukaryotic Genetics
    Biology 48300 | 1683 - Laboratory in Biotechnology
    Bio. 70005 | Bio. V9307- Graduate Genetics for MA and Ph.D. students

  • Research Interests

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  • Publications

    Lee M.J., Mondal A., Small C., Paddibhatla I., Kawaguchi A., Govind S. (2011) A database for the analysis of immunity genes. Fly (Austin) 5(2).

    Paddibhatla, I., Lee, M.J., Kalamarz, M.E., Ferrarese, R., and Govind, S. (2010) Role for sumoylation in systemic inflammation and immune homeostasis in Drosophila larvae. PLoS Pathogens 6(12):e1001234.

    Lee, M., Kalamarz, M.E., Paddibhatla, I., Small, C.N., Rajwani, R., Govind, S. (2009) Virulence factors and strategies of Leptopilina spp. Selective responses in Drosophila hosts. Advances in Parasitology 70, pp. 123-145. Parasitoids of Drosophila. Editor G. Prevost.

    Tokusumi, T., Sorrentino, R.P., Russell, M., Ferrarese, R., Govind, S., Schulz, R.A. (2009) Characterization of a lamellocyte transcriptional enhancer located within the misshapen gene of Drosophila melanogaster. PLoS One. 2009 Jul 29;4(7):e6429.

    Ferrarese, R., Morales, J., Fimiarz, D., Webb, B.A., and Govind, S. (2009) A supracellular system of actin-lined canals controls biogenesis and release of virulence factors in parasitoid venom glands. J Exp Bio 212:2261-2268.

    Govind, S. (2008) Innate immunity in Drosophila: Pathogens and pathways. Insect Science 15, 29-43.

    Schlenke, T.A., Morales, J., Govind, S. and Clark, A. (2007) Contrasting infection strategies in generalist and specialist wasp parasitoids of Drosophila melanogaster. PLoS Pathog 3(10): e158. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.0030158.

    Chiu, H., Morales, J., and Govind, S. (2006) Identification and immuno-localization of p40, a protein component of immune-suppressive virus-like particles from Leptopilina heterotoma. Journal of General Virology 87, 461-470.

    Chiu, H., Ring, B., Sorrentino, R.P., Garza, D. and Govind, S. (2005) Drosophila Ubc9 negatively regulates larval hematopoiesis and the antifungal peptide activation. Developmental Biology 88, 60-72.

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