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Sankar P Chaki

Research Assistant Professor


Phone: (979) 862-8490

Mailstop: 4467

Department: VTPB

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Selective Publications

1. Arenas-Gamboa AM, Rossetti CA, Chaki SP, Garcia-Gonzalez DG, Adam LG, and Ficht TA (2016) Human Brucellosis and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes. Curr Trop Med Rep (DOI 10.1007/s40475-016- 0092-0).

2. Chaki SP, Barhoumi R and Rivera GM (2015) Cytoskeletal remodeling by Nck regulate endothelial lumen formation and promote angiogenesis. Mol. Biol. Cell. 26: 3047-3060. Cover page image.

3. Lee HS, Cheerathodi M, Chaki SP, Reyes SB, Zheng Y, Lu Z, Paidassi H, DerMardirossian C, Hulbert AL, Rivera GM and McCarty J (2015) PTP-PEST and ß8 Integrin Regulate Spatiotemporal Patterns of RhoGDI1 Activation in Migrating Cells. Mol. Cell. Biol. 35:1401-13.

4. Chaki SP and Rivera GM (2013) Integration of Signaling and Cytoskeletal Remodeling by Nck in Directional Cell Migration. BioArchitecture. 3: 57-63.

5. Chaki SP, Barhoumi R, Sreenivasappa H, Trache A, Gomez SM and Rivera GM (2013) Nck enables directional cell migration through the coordination of polarized membrane protrusion with adhesion dynamics. J. Cell. Sci. 126:1637-1649.

6. Misro MM and Chaki SP (2008) Development of a rapid, sensitive and reproducible laboratory test kit for the assessment of plasma membrane integrity of human sperms. Fertility & Sterility 89 (1): 223-7.

7. Chaki SP, Misro MM, Gautam DK, Ghosh D and Chainy GB (2006) Estradiol treatment induces testicular oxidative stress and germ cell apoptosis in rats. Apoptosis 11:1427-37.

8. Chaki SP, Misro MM, Ghosh D, Dinesh K Gautam & Srinivas M (2005) Apoptosis and cell removal in the cryptorchid rat testis. Apoptosis 10 (2): 395-405.

9. Chaki SP, Ghosh D and Misro MM (2003) Simultaneous increase in germ cell apoptosis and oxidative stress under acute unilateral testicular ischemia in rats. Int. J. Androl 26: 319-328.

10. Chaki SP, Das HC and Misro MM (2003) A short-term evaluation of semen and accessory sex gland function in phase III trial subjects receiving intravasal contraceptive RISUG. Contraception 67:73-78.

11. Chaki SP and Misro MM (2002) Assessment of human sperm function after hydrogen peroxide exposure: development of a vaginal contraceptive. Contraception 66: 187-192.

1. Pandey A, Ding SL, Qin QM, Gupta R, Gomez G, Lin F, Feng X, Fachini da Costa L, Chaki SP, Katepalli M, Case ED, van Schaik EJ, Sidiq T, Khalaf O, Arenas A, Kobayashi KS, Samuel JE, Rivera GM, Alaniz RC, Sze SH, Qian X, Brown WJ, Rice-Ficht A, Russell WK, Ficht TA, de Figueiredo P (2017) Global Reprogramming of Host Kinase Signaling in Response to Fungal Infection. Cell Host Microbe. 2017 May 10; 21(5):637-649. Journal cover page image.

Scholarly Interests

Cell and molecular biology, Quantitative imaging, actin cytoskeletal dynamics in health and diseases, male fertility management, host-pathogen interaction, improve diagnostics and vaccine development for microbial infections.

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