Nathan Shankar, Ph.D.

Director of Graduate Programs; Professor and Vice-Chair

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Phone (405) 271-6481 x47214

Fax (405) 271-7505

Office CPB 305


Education & Experience


Osmania University, India


University of Madras, India


University of Madras, India

Publications & Presentations

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  • Zou J, Shankar N. Surface protein Esp enhances pro-inflammatory cytokine expression through NF-κB activation during enterococcal infection. Innate Immunity. 2016; 22 : 31-39
  • Zou J, Shankar N. The opportunistic pathogen Enterococcus faecalis resists phagosome acidification and autophagy to promote intracellular survival in macrophages. Cellular Microbiology. 2016; 18 : 831-843
  • Zou J, Shankar N. Roles of TLR/MyD88/MAPK/NF-κB Signaling Pathways in the Regulation of Phagocytosis and Proinflammatory Cytokine Expression in Response to E. faecalis Infection. PLoS ONE. 2015; 10 : e0136947
  • Zou J, Shankar N. Enterococcus faecalis infection activates phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase signaling to block apoptotic cell death in macrophages. Infection and Immunity. 2014; 82 : 5132-5142
  • Zou J, Baghdayan A, Payne S, Shankar N. A TIR domain protein from E. faecalis attenuates NF-κB activation induced by lipopolysaccharide and promotes intracellular survival in host cells but is not required for virulence in a murine peritonitis infection model. PLOS ONE. 2014; 9 : e:112010
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