Robab Katani

Assistant Research Professor of Global Health

Robab Katani

Research Summary

Global health security, infectious diseases, and host-pathogen dynamics, as well as expertise in the enhancement of capabilities in the Low- and Middle-Income Countries, including Tanzania and India.

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Escherichia Coli Cattle Escherichia Coli O157 Genes Epithelial Cells Infection Paratuberculosis Phenotype Vaccines Genome Infections Neutralizing Antibodies Visualization O Antigens Newcastle Disease Virus Viruses Bioinformatics Animals Innate Immunity Chickens Virus Diseases Plasmids Virulence Antibodies Terminology

Most Recent Papers

Limited window for donation of convalescent plasma with high live-virus neutralizing antibody titers for COVID-19 immunotherapy

Abhinay Gontu, Sreenidhi Srinivasan, Eric Salazar, Meera Surendran Nair, Ruth H. Nissly, Denver Greenawalt, Ian M. Bird, Catherine M. Herzog, Matthew J. Ferrari, Indira Poojary, Robab Katani, Scott E. Lindner, Allen M. Minns, Randall Rossi, Paul A. Christensen, Brian Castillo, Jian Chen, Todd N. Eagar, Xin Yi, Picheng Zhao, Christopher Leveque, Randall J. Olsen, David W. Bernard, Jimmy Gollihar, Suresh V. Kuchipudi, James M. Musser, Vivek Kapur, 2021, Communications Biology

Strain and host-cell dependent role of type-1 fimbriae in the adherence phenotype of super-shed Escherichia coli O157:H7

Robab Katani, Indira T. Kudva, Sreenidhi Srinivasan, Judith B. Stasko, Megan Schilling, Lingling Li, Rebecca Cote, Chitrita DebRoy, Terrance M. Arthur, Evgeni V. Sokurenko, Vivek Kapur, 2021, International Journal of Medical Microbiology

Complete genome sequence of mycobacterium orygis strain 51145

Syed Beenish Rufai, Fiona McIntosh, Indira Poojary, Shubhada Chothe, Aswathy Sebastian, Istvan Albert, Craig Praul, Manigandan Venkatesan, Gibarni Mahata, Hindol Maity, Premanshu Dandapat, Joy Sarojini Michael, Robab Katani, Vivek Kapur, Marcel A. Behr, 2021, Microbiology Resource Announcements

Nonfimbrial Adhesin Mutants Reveal Divergent Escherichia coli O157:H7 Adherence Mechanisms on Human and Cattle Epithelial Cells

Matthew R. Moreau, Indira T. Kudva, Robab Katani, Rebecca Cote, Lingling Li, Terrance M. Arthur, Vivek Kapur, 2021, International Journal of Microbiology

Molecular species identification of bushmeat recovered from the Serengeti ecosystem in Tanzania

Megan A. Schilling, Anna B. Estes, Ernest Eblate, Andimile Martin, Dennis Rentsch, Robab Katani, Asteria Joseph, Fatuma Kindoro, Beatus Lyimo, Jessica Radzio-Basu, Isabella M. Cattadori, Peter J. Hudson, Vivek Kapur, Joram J. Buza, Paul S. Gwakisa, 2020, PLoS One

Reconsidering Mycobacterium bovis as a proxy for zoonotic tuberculosis: a molecular epidemiological surveillance study

Shannon C. Duffy, Sreenidhi Srinivasan, Megan A. Schilling, Tod Stuber, Sarah N. Danchuk, Joy S. Michael, Manigandan Venkatesan, Nitish Bansal, Sushila Maan, Naresh Jindal, Deepika Chaudhary, Premanshu Dandapat, Robab Katani, Shubhada Chothe, Maroudam Veerasami, Suelee Robbe-Austerman, Nicholas Juleff, Vivek Kapur, Marcel A. Behr, 2020, The Lancet Microbe on p. e66-e73

Conserved, breed-dependent, and subline-dependent innate immune responses of Fayoumi and Leghorn chicken embryos to Newcastle disease virus infection

Megan A. Schilling, Sahar Memari, Meredith Cavanaugh, Robab Katani, Melissa S. Deist, Jessica Radzio-Basu, Susan J. Lamont, Joram J. Buza, Vivek Kapur, 2019, Scientific Reports

IMAP: An integrated bioinformatics and visualization pipeline for microbiome data analysis

Teresia M. Buza, Triza Tonui, Francesca Stomeo, Christian Tiambo, Robab Katani, Megan Schilling, Beatus Lyimo, Paul Gwakisa, Isabella M. Cattadori, Joram Buza, Vivek Kapur, 2019, BMC Bioinformatics

Innate Immune Genes Associated With Newcastle Disease Virus Load in Chick Embryos From Inbred and Outbred Lines

Megan A. Schilling, Sahar Memari, Isabella M. Cattadori, Robab Katani, Amandus P. Muhairwa, Joram J. Buza, Vivek Kapur, 2019, Frontiers in Microbiology on p. 1432

Identification of Sero-Diagnostic Antigens for the Early Diagnosis of Johne's Disease using MAP Protein Microarrays

Lingling Li, John P. Bannantine, Joseph J. Campo, Arlo Randall, Yrjo T. Grohn, Megan A. Schilling, Robab Katani, Jessica Radzio-Basu, Laurel Easterling, Vivek Kapur, 2019, Scientific Reports on p. 17573

Most-Cited Papers

Comparison of O-Antigen Gene Clusters of All O-Serogroups of Escherichia coli and Proposal for Adopting a New Nomenclature for O-Typing

Chitrita DebRoy, Pina M. Fratamico, Xianghe Yan, Gian Marco Baranzoni, Yanhong Liu, David S. Needleman, Robert Tebbs, Catherine D. O'Connell, Adam Allred, Michelle Swimley, Michael Mwangi, Vivek Kapur, Juan A. Raygoza Garay, Elisabeth L. Roberts, Robab Katani, 2016, PLoS One on p. e0147434

Evaluation of novel oral vaccine candidates and validation of a caprine model of Johne's disease

Murray E. Hines, Sue E. Turnquist, Marcia R.S. Ilha, Sreekumari Rajeev, Arthur L. Jones, Lisa Whittington, John P. Bannantine, Raúl G. Barletta, Yrjö T. Gröhn, Robab Katani, Adel M. Talaat, Lingling Li, Vivek Kapur, 2014, Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology on p. 26

Impact of helminth infections and nutritional constraints on the small intestine microbiota

Isabella M. Cattadori, Aswathy Sebastian, Han Hao, Robab Katani, Istvan Albert, Kirsten E. Eilertson, Vivek Kapur, Ashutosh Pathak, Susan Mitchell, 2016, PLoS One on p. e0159770

Complete nucleotide sequence of pRS218, a large virulence plasmid, that augments pathogenic potential of meningitis-associated Escherichia coli strain RS218

Dona Saumya S. Wijetunge, Kurundu Hewage Eranda M. Karunathilake, Atul Chaudhari, Robab Katani, Edward G. Dudley, Vivek Kapur, Chitrita Debroy, Subhashinie Kariyawasam, 2014, BMC Microbiology on p. 203

Transcriptional innate immune response of the developing chicken embryo to Newcastle disease virus infection

Megan A. Schilling, Robab Katani, Sahar Memari, Meredith Cavanaugh, Joram Buza, Jessica Radzio Basu, Fulgence N. Mpenda, Melissa S. Deist, Susan J. Lamont, Vivek Kapur, 2018, Frontiers in Genetics

Evaluation of eight live attenuated vaccine candidates for protection against challenge with virulent Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis in mice

John P. Bannantine, Jamie L. Everman, Sasha J. Rose, Lmar Babrak, Robab Katani, Raúl G. Barletta, Adel M. Talaat, Yrjö T. Gröhn, Yung Fu Chang, Vivek Kapur, Luiz E. Bermudez, 2014, Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology on p. 88

Comparative analysis of super-shedder strains of Escherichia coli O157:H7 reveals distinctive genomic features and a strongly aggregative adherent phenotype on bovine rectoanal junction squamous epithelial cells

Rebecca Cote, Robab Katani, Matthew R. Moreau, Indira T. Kudva, Terrance M. Arthur, Chitrita DebRoy, Michael M. Mwangi, Istvan Albert, Juan Antonio Raygoza Garay, Lingling Li, Maria T. Brandl, Michelle Q. Carter, Vivek Kapur, 2015, PLoS One on p. e0116743

Rapid detection of Escherichia coli O157 and shiga toxins by lateral flow immunoassays

Jinliang Wang, Robab Katani, Lingling Li, Narasimha Hegde, Elisabeth L. Roberts, Vivek Kapur, Chitrita DebRoy, 2016, Toxins

Complete genome sequence of Escherichia coli strain RS218 (O18: H7: K1), associated with neonatal meningitis

Dona Saumya S. Wijetunge, Robab Katani, Vivek Kapur, Subhashinie Kariyawasama, 2015, Microbiology Resource Announcements on p. 10

Screening of mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis mutants for attenuation in a bovine monocyte-derived macrophage model

Elise A. Lamont, Adel M. Talaat, Paul M. Coussens, John P. Bannantine, Yrjo T. Grohn, Robab Katani, Ling Ling Li, Vivek Kapur, Srinand Sreevatsan, 2014, Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology

News Articles Featuring Robab Katani

Study finds short window for donating convalescent plasma to COVID-19 patients

The optimal timeframe for donating convalescent plasma for use in COVID-19 immunotherapy, which was given emergency-use authorization by the Food and Drug Administration in August 2020, is within 60 days of the onset of symptoms, according to a new Penn State-led study.

Study finds short window for donating convalescent plasma to COVID-19 patients

The optimal timeframe for donating convalescent plasma for use in COVID-19 immunotherapy, which was given emergency use authorization by the Food and Drug Administration in August 2020, is within 60 days of the onset of symptoms, according to a new study. The research also reveals that the ideal convalescent plasma donor is a recovered COVID-19 patient who is older than 30 and whose illness had been severe.

Bushmeat may breed deadly bacteria

People who eat wildebeests, warthogs and other wild African animals may be at risk for contracting potentially life-threatening diseases, according to an international team of researchers. The team analyzed samples of bushmeat — meat derived from wildlife — in the Western Serengeti in Tanzania and identified several groups of bacteria.

Bushmeat may breed deadly bacteria

People who eat wildebeests, wart hogs and other wild African animals may be at risk for contracting potentially life-threatening diseases, according to an international team of researchers. The team analyzed samples of bushmeat—meat derived from wildlife—in the Western Serengeti in Tanzania and identified several groups of bacteria, many of which contain the species that cause diseases such as anthrax, brucellosis and Q fever.

Researchers find genes that could help create more resilient chickens

An international team of scientists, led by Penn State researchers, have identified genes that may help farmers, especially ones in low- and middle-income countries, breed chickens that can resist one of the biggest disease threats facing poultry today.