Rhishita Chourashi, Ph.D.

Rhishita.jpgDr. Chourashi joined the Oglesby laboratory in April 2020. Her previous work focused on understanding chitin-dependent regulation of gene expression in Vibrio cholerae, with a specific focus on how this regulation affected expression of the type 6 secretion system (T6SS). She is currently studying how iron and PrrF affects T6SS expression in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.


Chourashi, R., Mondal, M., Sinha, R., Debnath, A., Das, S., Koley, H., Chatterjee, N.S., 2016. Role of a sensor histidine kinase ChiS of Vibrio cholerae in pathogenesis. Int J Med Microbiol. 306, 657-665.

Chourashi, R., Das, S., Dhar D., Okamoto K., Mukhopadhyay AK., Chatterjee, N.S., 2018. Chitin induced T6SS in Vibrio cholerae is dependent on ChiS activation”. Microbiology. 164, 751-763.