Sukanya Narasimhan PhD

Research Scientist in Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student ResearchInfectious DiseasesInternal Medicine: Infectious Diseases

Research Interests

Tick-Borrelia interactions


  • Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science, India, 1990

Selected Publications

  • Gut microbiota of the tick vector Ixodes scapularis modulate colonization of the Lyme disease spirochete. Narasimhan S, Rajeevan N, Liu L, Zhao YO, Heisig J, Pan J, Eppler-Epstein R, Deponte K, Fish D, Fikrig E. Cell Host Microbe. 2014 Jan 15;15(1):58-71. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2013.12.001.
  • A tick gut protein with fibronectin III domains aids Borrelia burgdorferi congregation to the gut during transmission. Narasimhan S, Coumou J, Schuijt TJ, Boder E, Hovius JW, Fikrig E. PLoS Pathog. 2014 Aug 7;10(8):e1004278. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1004278. eCollection 2014 Aug.


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