User:Kristina Jonas

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I work in the Laub Lab at MIT.


  • 2009, PhD, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2004, MS, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen/Uppsala University

Research interests

  1. Bacterial signal transduction and regulatory networks


  1. Jonas K, Edwards AN, Ahmad I, Romeo T, Römling U, and Melefors O. Complex regulatory network encompassing the Csr, c-di-GMP and motility systems of Salmonella Typhimurium. Environ Microbiol. 2010 Feb;12(2):524-40. DOI:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2009.02097.x | PubMed ID:19919539 | HubMed [Paper1]
  2. Jonas K and Melefors O. The Escherichia coli CsrB and CsrC small RNAs are strongly induced during growth in nutrient-poor medium. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2009 Aug;297(1):80-6. DOI:10.1111/j.1574-6968.2009.01661.x | PubMed ID:19538511 | HubMed [Paper2]
  3. Jonas K, Melefors O, and Römling U. Regulation of c-di-GMP metabolism in biofilms. Future Microbiol. 2009 Apr;4(3):341-58. DOI:10.2217/fmb.09.7 | PubMed ID:19327118 | HubMed [Paper3]
  4. Fälker S, Nelson AL, Morfeldt E, Jonas K, Hultenby K, Ries J, Melefors O, Normark S, and Henriques-Normark B. Sortase-mediated assembly and surface topology of adhesive pneumococcal pili. Mol Microbiol. 2008 Nov;70(3):595-607. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2958.2008.06396.x | PubMed ID:18761697 | HubMed [Paper4]
  5. Jonas K, Edwards AN, Simm R, Romeo T, Römling U, and Melefors O. The RNA binding protein CsrA controls cyclic di-GMP metabolism by directly regulating the expression of GGDEF proteins. Mol Microbiol. 2008 Oct;70(1):236-57. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2958.2008.06411.x | PubMed ID:18713317 | HubMed [Paper5]
  6. Jonas K, Tomenius H, Kader A, Normark S, Römling U, Belova LM, and Melefors O. Roles of curli, cellulose and BapA in Salmonella biofilm morphology studied by atomic force microscopy. BMC Microbiol. 2007 Jul 24;7:70. DOI:10.1186/1471-2180-7-70 | PubMed ID:17650335 | HubMed [Paper6]
  7. Jonas K, Tomenius H, Römling U, Georgellis D, and Melefors O. Identification of YhdA as a regulator of the Escherichia coli carbon storage regulation system. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2006 Nov;264(2):232-7. DOI:10.1111/j.1574-6968.2006.00457.x | PubMed ID:17064377 | HubMed [Paper7]
  8. Mondragón V, Franco B, Jonas K, Suzuki K, Romeo T, Melefors O, and Georgellis D. pH-dependent activation of the BarA-UvrY two-component system in Escherichia coli. J Bacteriol. 2006 Dec;188(23):8303-6. DOI:10.1128/JB.01052-06 | PubMed ID:16980446 | HubMed [Paper8]
  9. Tomenius H, Pernestig AK, Jonas K, Georgellis D, Möllby R, Normark S, and Melefors O. The Escherichia coli BarA-UvrY two-component system is a virulence determinant in the urinary tract. BMC Microbiol. 2006 Mar 10;6:27. DOI:10.1186/1471-2180-6-27 | PubMed ID:16529647 | HubMed [Paper9]
  10. Jonas K, Van Der Vries E, Nilsson MT, and Widersten M. Isolation of novel single-chain Cro proteins targeted for binding to the bcl-2 transcription initiation site by repertoire selection and subunit combinatorics. Protein Eng Des Sel. 2005 Nov;18(11):537-46. DOI:10.1093/protein/gzi058 | PubMed ID:16186141 | HubMed [Paper10]

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