Selected Publications


  1. Shrivastava A., Tang Y., Patel V., Yost S.C., Dewhirst F.E., and Berg H.C. Bacterial cargo transport can shape the spatial organization of a microbial community. Manuscript in preparation.

  2. Shrivastava A. and Berg H. C. A molecular rack and pinion actuates a cell-surface adhesin and enables gliding motility. BioRxiv & Manuscript under review.

  3. Johnston J.J.*, Shrivastava A.*, and McBride M.J. Untangling Flavobacterium johnsoniae gliding motility and protein secretion. Journal of Bacteriology. 2017 November, epub ahead of print, doi:10.1128/JB.00362-17. * Equal Contribution.

  4. The screw-like motion of a gliding bacterium is powered by spiral motion of cell- surface adhesins. 
Shrivastava A*, Roland T and Berg H. C*. Biophysical Journal, 2016; 111, 1008-1003. *Corresponding author. Featured on the cover of 9/6/16 issue.

  5. The flagellar motor of Caulobacter crescentus generates more torque when a cell swims backward. 
Lele P. P., Roland T., Shrivastava A, Chen Y and Berg H. C. Nature Physics. 2016; 12, 175-178. 

  6. Towards a model for Flavobacterium gliding.
Shrivastava A. and Berg H. C., Current Opinion in Microbiology. 2015 October, 28: 93-97. 

  7. Response thresholds in bacterial chemotaxis.
Lele P. P., Shrivastava A, Roland T and Berg H.C. Science Advances. 2015; 1(9) e1500299. 

  8. A rotary motor drives Flavobacterium gliding.
Shrivastava A, Lele P. P. and Berg H. C., Current Biology, 2015; 25(3): 338- 341. Featured by Harvard Gazette, MCB News,

  9. Flavobacterium johnsoniae GldK, GldL, GldM, and SprA are required for secretion of the cell-surface gliding motility adhesins SprB and RemA. Shrivastava A, Johnston J. J., van Baaren J. M. and McBride M. J., Journal of Bacteriology, 2013; 195(14): 3201-3212.

  10. Flavobacterium johnsoniae RemA is a mobile cell surface lectin involved in gliding.
Shrivastava A, Rhodes R. G., Nakane D, Pochiraju S and McBride M. J., Journal of Bacteriology, 2012; 194(14):3678-88.

  11. Flavobacterium johnsoniae gldN and gldO are partially redundant genes required for gliding motility and surface localization of SprB.
Rhodes R.G., Samarasan M.N., Shrivastava A, van Barren J. M., Pochiraju S, Bolampalli S and McBride M. J., Journal of Bacteriology, 2010; 192(5):1201- 11.