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Dr. Ravi Venkata Durvasula
University of New Mexico School of Medicine, USA

Associate Professor

Email: tuanravi@gmail.com


1989 M.D., McGill University, Canada
1985 B.Sc., McGill University, Canada


  1. Arora A, Durvasula RV and Miller T. Use of Taqman Minor Groove Binder Probes to Distinguish Between Two Pathogenic Strains of Xylella fastidiosa. 2011 Letters in Applied Microbiology (resubmitted with revisions)
  2. Markiv A, Anani B, Durvasula RV and Kang AS.  Module based antibody engineering: A novel synthetic REDantibody. 2011 J Immunol Methods; 364(1-2):40-9.
  3. Matthews S, Vadrevu SHR and Durvasula R.  A Predictive Mathematical Model to Evaluate Horizontal Gene Transfer in the Gut of the Chagas Disease Vector, Rhodnius Prolixus. 2011 Parasit Vectors. 4:77. Epub ahead of print.
  4. Hurwitz I, Hillesland H, Fieck A, Das P, Durvasula R.  The paratransgenic sand fly: A platform for control of Leishmaniasis transmission. 2011 Parasit Vectors. 4:82. Epub ahead of print.
  5. Durvasula RV and Vadrevu SHR (editors).  Dynamic Models of Infectious Diseases. 2011 Springer Publishers USA. (Two-volume book under contract)
  6. Ursic-Bedoya R., Buchhop J, Joy JB, Durvasula RV, and Lowenberger C. Prolixicin: a novel antimicrobial peptide isolated from Rhodnius prolixus with differential activity against bacteria and Trypanosoma cruzi. 2011 Insect Molecular Biology  Sep 12. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2583.2011.01107.x. [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Read A, Hurwitz I and Durvasula RV. Leishmaniasis: An Update on a Neglected Tropical Disease. 2011  in Dynamic Models of Infectious Diseases (Durvasula and Vadrevu eds) Springer Publishers USA  in press
  8. Klein N, Hurwitz I and Durvasula RV.  Chagas disease: Global Epidemiology and Evolving Methods of Control. 2011  in Dynamic Models of Infectious Diseases (Durvasula and Vadrevu eds) Springer Publishers USA  in press
  9. Hurwitz I,  Fieck A, Read A, Klein N and Durvasula RV. Paratransgenic Control of Vector-borne Diseases. 2011 International Journal of Biological Sciences  in press
  10. Fieck A, Hurwitz I, Jose C and Durvasula RV. Use of antimicrobial peptides for paratransgenic control of infectious diseases. 2011 Current Drug Therapy  in press
  11. Hurwitz I, Jose C and Durvasula RV. Paratransgenic Control of Trypanosoma cruzi Transmission by Triatomine Bugs. 2011 Psyche: Special Issue on True Bugs (Heteroptera): Chemical Ecology of Invasive and Emerging Pest Species  invited paper
  12. Markiv A, Beatson R, Burchell J, Durvasula RV and Kang A. Expression of recombinant multi-coloured fluorescent antibodies in gor -/ trxB – E. coli cytoplasm. 2011 BMC Biotechnology (resubmitted with revisions)
  13. Durvasula RV, Vadrevu SHR and Subba Rao DV. Microalgal Biotechnology: Today’s (Green) Gold Rush. 2011 Adv Biotechnology (resubmitted with revisions)
  14. Fieck A, Hurwitz I and Durvasula RV. Synergistic Activity of Multiple Amphipathic Peptides to Potential Bacterial Hosts and Trypanosoma cruzi. 2010 Experimental Parasitology 125(4):342-347.
  15. Subhadra B, Hurwitz I, Fieck A, Subba Rao G, Subba Rao DV and Durvasula RV. Paratransgenic Artemia as a Strategy to Combat Infections of Mariculture. 2009 J Applied Microbiology 108(3): 831-840
  16. Durvasula RV, Subhadra B, Hurwitz I and Subba Rao DV. Use of Dunaliella species for Paratransgenic Control in Commercial Mariculture. 2008 Dunaliella (Ben-Amotz, Polle and Subba Rao, eds) Science Publishers, Enfield
  17. Durvasula RV, Kruglov 0, Taneja J, Dotson E, Sundaram R, Hurwitz I, Richards FF and Beard CB. Identification and genetic transformation of an endosymbiont of the Chagas disease vector, Triatoma infestans. 2008 Experimental Parasitology  119:94-98
  18. Sundaram RK, Matthews S, Kurapati, Hurwitz I, S, Crawford C and Durvasula RV. Expression of a Functional Single Chain Antibody Via the Human Respiratory Commensal, Corynebacterium pseudodiphtheriticum. 2008 European Journal of  Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 27:617-722
  19. Hillesland H, Read A, Subhadra B, Hurwitz I, McKelvey R, Ghosh K, Das P and Durvasula RV.  Identification of Aerobic Gut Bacteria from the Kala Azar Vector, Phlebotomus argentipes: a Platform for Potential Paratransgenic Manipulation of Sandflies.  2008 Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 79(6): 881-886