Category Archives: Group Members


Arnab Basu


2014 Oct− Present  Postdoc, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Saint Louis University, Missouri, USA

2012−2014     Postdoc, Department of Crystallography and Molecular Biology, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, West Bangel, India.

2012               Ph.D. Biochemistry, University of Calcutta, India.

2006               M.Sc. Biochemistry, University of Calcutta, India.

2003               B.Sc. Biochemistry, University of Calcutta, India.


Basu, A., Shields, K.E., Eickhoff C., Hoft, D.F., and Yap, M. -N. F.(2018) Thermal and nutritional regulation of ribosome hibernation in Staphylococcus aureus. Journal of Bacteriology. in press.

Basu A. , and Yap, M. -N. F. (2017) Disassembly of the Staphylococcus aureus hibernating 100S ribosome by an evolutionarily conserved GTPase. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 114: E8165-E8173.

Matzov, D., Aibrara, S., Basu A, Zimmerman, E., Bashan, A., Yap, M. -N. F., Amunts A., and Yonath A. (2017) The cryo-EM structure of hibernating 100S ribosome dimer from pathogenic Staphylococcus aureus. Nature Communications. 8: 723. doi:10.1038/s41467-017-00753-8

Chatterjee S., Patra M.M., Samaddar S., Basu A., and Das Gupta S.K. (2017) Mutual interaction enables the mycobacterial plasmid pAL5000 origin binding protein RepB to recruit RepA, the plasmid replicase, to the origin. Microbiology. 163: 595-610.

Basu, A., and M.-N. F. Yap (2016) .Ribosome hibernation factor promotes Staphylococcus survival and differentially represses translation. Nucleic Acids Research. 44: 4881-4893.

Shireen, T.*, Basu, A.*, Sarkar M., and Mukhopadhyay K. (2015) Lipid composition is an important determinant of antimicrobial activity alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone. Biophysical Chemistry. 196: 33-39.   * co-first author

Basu A, Chatterjee S, Chatterjee S, and Das Gupta SK. (2012) Evolutionary link between the mycobacterial plasmid pAL5000 replication protein RepB and the extracytoplasmic function family of σ factors. Journal of Bacteriology. 194: 1331-1341.

Chatterjee S, Basu A, Basu A, and Das Gupta SK. (2007) DNA bending in the mycobacterial plasmid pAL5000 origin-RepB complex. Journal of Bacteriology.189: 8584-8592.

M.-N. Frances Yap


2017- present. Associate Professor. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Saint  Louis University (SLU), Missouri, USA.

2011-2017 Assistant Professor. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Saint  Louis University (SLU), Missouri, USA.

2011 Postdoctoral Fellow. Genetics and Biochemistry Branch, NIDDK, National Institutes of Health, Maryland, USA.

2006 Ph.D.. Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

1998 B.Sc., M.Sc. Agricultural Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.


2017. The 41st Annual Grant Winners, Junior Faculty Award for Excellence in Research. Saint Louis University.

2012 ScholarPew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences, The PEW Charitable Trust. In the news.

2010-2014. NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health.

2008-2010. NIDDK Nancy Nossal Fellowship Award (formerly NIDDK Scientific Director’s Award), NIDDK, National Institutes of Health.

2010, 2008. Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE) Award, National Institutes of Health.

2005. 105th General Meeting Student Travel Grant, American Society for Microbiology.

2004. William T. Dible-Terra International, Inc. Fund Scholarship, College of Agricultural & Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

2003. The APS-North Central Division Meeting Student Travel Award, American Phytopathological Society.