Martin Pavelka, Ph.D.

Martin Pavelka, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 672
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-4670
Lab: (585) 275-4685
Fax: (585) 473-9573

Journal Articles

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2016 May
Martinelli DJ, Pavelka MS. "The RipA and RipB Peptidoglycan Endopeptidases Are Individually Nonessential to Mycobacterium smegmatis." Journal of bacteriology. 2016 May; 198(9):1464-75. Epub 2016 Apr 14.
2015 Nov
Pavelka MS. "One of these is not like the others." Trends in microbiology. 2015 Nov; 23(11):668-70. Epub 2015 Oct 01.
2015 Aug 1
Boule LA, Winans B, Lambert K, Vorderstrasse BA, Topham DJ, Pavelka MS, Lawrence BP. "Activation of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor during development enhances the pulmonary CD4+ T-cell response to viral infection." American journal of physiology. Lung cellular and molecular physiology. 2015 Aug 1; 309(3):L305-13. Epub 2015 Jun 12.
2015 May
LoVullo ED, Wright LF, Isabella V, Huntley JF, Pavelka MS. "Revisiting the Gram-negative lipoprotein paradigm." Journal of bacteriology. 2015 May; 197(10):1705-15. Epub 2015 Mar 09.
2015 Apr
Jin G, Pavelka MS, Butler JS. "Structure-function analysis of VapB4 antitoxin identifies critical features of a minimal VapC4 toxin-binding module." Journal of bacteriology. 2015 Apr; 197(7):1197-207. Epub 2015 Jan 26.
2014 Aug
Sanders AN, Wright LF, Pavelka MS. "Genetic characterization of mycobacterial L,D-transpeptidases." Microbiology. 2014 Aug; 160(Pt 8):1795-806. Epub 2014 May 21.
2013 Sep
Sanders AN, Pavelka MS. "Phenotypic analysis of Eschericia coli mutants lacking L,D-transpeptidases." Microbiology. 2013 Sep; 159(Pt 9):1842-52. Epub 2013 Jul 07.
2013 Feb
Mahapatra S, Piechota C, Gil F, Ma Y, Huang H, Scherman MS, Jones V, Pavelka MS, Moniz-Pereira J, Pimentel M, McNeil MR, Crick DC. "Mycobacteriophage Ms6 LysA: a peptidoglycan amidase and a useful analytical tool." Applied and environmental microbiology. 2013 Feb; 79(3):768-73. Epub 2012 Nov 16.
2013 Jan
Slayden RA, Jackson M, Zucker J, Ramirez MV, Dawson CC, Crew R, Sampson NS, Thomas ST, Jamshidi N, Sisk P, Caspi R, Crick DC, McNeil MR, Pavelka MS, Niederweis M, Siroy A, Dona V, McFadden J, Boshoff H, Lew JM. "Updating and curating metabolic pathways of TB." Tuberculosis. 2013 Jan; 93(1):47-59. Epub 2013 Feb 01.
Feiler C, Fisher AC, Boock JT, Marrichi MJ, Wright L, Schmidpeter PA, Blankenfeldt W, Pavelka M, DeLisa MP. "Directed evolution of Mycobacterium tuberculosis ?-lactamase reveals gatekeeper residue that regulates antibiotic resistance and catalytic efficiency." PloS one. 2013 8(9):e73123. Epub 2013 Sep 04.
2012 Oct
LoVullo ED, Miller CN, Pavelka MS, Kawula TH. "TetR-based gene regulation systems for Francisella tularensis." Applied and environmental microbiology. 2012 Oct; 78(19):6883-9. Epub 2012 Jul 20.
2010 Jun
Patru MM, Pavelka MS. "A role for the class A penicillin-binding protein PonA2 in the survival of Mycobacterium smegmatis under conditions of nonreplication." Journal of bacteriology. 2010 Jun; 192(12):3043-54. Epub 2010 Apr 16.
2009 Apr
Lovullo ED, Molins-Schneekloth CR, Schweizer HP, Pavelka MS. "Single-copy chromosomal integration systems for Francisella tularensis." Microbiology. 2009 Apr; 155(Pt 4):1152-63.
2009 Feb
Lovullo ED, Sherrill LA, Pavelka MS. "Improved shuttle vectors for Francisella tularensis genetics." FEMS microbiology letters. 2009 Feb; 291(1):95-102. Epub 2008 Dec 04.
Pavelka MS. "Allelic exchange of unmarked mutations in Mycobacterium tuberculosis." Methods in molecular biology. 2008 435:191-201.
2007 Oct
McCann JR, McDonough JA, Pavelka MS, Braunstein M. "Beta-lactamase can function as a reporter of bacterial protein export during Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection of host cells." Microbiology. 2007 Oct; 153(Pt 10):3350-9.
2007 Sep 1
Kincaid EZ, Wolf AJ, Desvignes L, Mahapatra S, Crick DC, Brennan PJ, Pavelka MS, Ernst JD. "Codominance of TLR2-dependent and TLR2-independent modulation of MHC class II in Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in vivo." The Journal of immunology : official journal of the American Association of Immunologists. 2007 Sep 1; 179(5):3187-95.
2007 Jun
Titball RW, Sjostedt A, Pavelka MS, Nano FE. "Biosafety and selectable markers." Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 2007 Jun; 1105:405-17. Epub 2007 Apr 07.
2007 Apr
Pavelka MS. "Another brick in the wall." Trends in microbiology. 2007 Apr; 15(4):147-9. Epub 2007 Feb 28.
2006 Nov
LoVullo ED, Sherrill LA, Perez LL, Pavelka MS. "Genetic tools for highly pathogenic Francisella tularensis subsp. tularensis." Microbiology. 2006 Nov; 152(Pt 11):3425-35.
2005 Nov
McDonough JA, Hacker KE, Flores AR, Pavelka MS, Braunstein M. "The twin-arginine translocation pathway of Mycobacterium smegmatis is functional and required for the export of mycobacterial beta-lactamases." Journal of bacteriology. 2005 Nov; 187(22):7667-79.
2005 Mar
Consaul SA, Wright LF, Mahapatra S, Crick DC, Pavelka MS. "An unusual mutation results in the replacement of diaminopimelate with lanthionine in the peptidoglycan of a mutant strain of Mycobacterium smegmatis." Journal of bacteriology. 2005 Mar; 187(5):1612-20.
2005 Mar
Flores AR, Parsons LM, Pavelka MS. "Characterization of novel Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium smegmatis mutants hypersusceptible to beta-lactam antibiotics." Journal of bacteriology. 2005 Mar; 187(6):1892-900.
2005 Feb
Flores AR, Parsons LM, Pavelka MS. "Genetic analysis of the beta-lactamases of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium smegmatis and susceptibility to beta-lactam antibiotics." Microbiology. 2005 Feb; 151(Pt 2):521-32.
2005 Jan 7
Raymond JB, Mahapatra S, Crick DC, Pavelka MS. "Identification of the namH gene, encoding the hydroxylase responsible for the N-glycolylation of the mycobacterial peptidoglycan." The Journal of biological chemistry. 2005 Jan 7; 280(1):326-33. Epub 2004 Nov 02.
2004 May 15
Consaul SA, Pavelka MS. "Use of a novel allele of the Escherichia coli aacC4 aminoglycoside resistance gene as a genetic marker in mycobacteria." FEMS microbiology letters. 2004 May 15; 234(2):297-301.
2003 Aug 8
Consaul SA, Jacobs WR, Pavelka MS. "Extragenic suppression of the requirement for diaminopimelate in diaminopimelate auxotrophs of Mycobacterium smegmatis." FEMS microbiology letters. 2003 Aug 8; 225(1):131-5.
2003 Jul
Pavelka MS, Chen B, Kelley CL, Collins FM, Jacobs Jr WR. "Vaccine efficacy of a lysine auxotroph of Mycobacterium tuberculosis." Infection and immunity. 2003 Jul; 71(7):4190-2.
2003 May 16
Gokulan K, Rupp B, Pavelka MS, Jacobs WR, Sacchettini JC. "Crystal structure of Mycobacterium tuberculosis diaminopimelate decarboxylase, an essential enzyme in bacterial lysine biosynthesis." The Journal of biological chemistry. 2003 May 16; 278(20):18588-96. Epub 2003 Mar 10.
Raymond JB, Price NP, Pavelka MS. "A method for the enzymatic synthesis and HPLC purification of the peptidoglycan precursor UDP-N-acetylmuramic acid." FEMS microbiology letters. 2003 229(1):83-9.
1999 Aug
Pavelka MS, Jacobs WR. "Comparison of the construction of unmarked deletion mutations in Mycobacterium smegmatis, Mycobacterium bovis bacillus Calmette-Guérin, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv by allelic exchange." Journal of bacteriology. 1999 Aug; 181(16):4780-9.
1997 Apr
Pavelka MS, Weisbrod TR, Jacobs WR. "Cloning of the dapB gene, encoding dihydrodipicolinate reductase, from Mycobacterium tuberculosis." Journal of bacteriology. 1997 Apr; 179(8):2777-82.
1996 Nov
Pavelka MS, Jacobs WR. "Biosynthesis of diaminopimelate, the precursor of lysine and a component of peptidoglycan, is an essential function of Mycobacterium smegmatis." Journal of bacteriology. 1996 Nov; 178(22):6496-507.
1996 Jan
Balasubramanian V, Pavelka MS, Bardarov SS, Martin J, Weisbrod TR, McAdam RA, Bloom BR, Jacobs WR. "Allelic exchange in Mycobacterium tuberculosis with long linear recombination substrates." Journal of bacteriology. 1996 Jan; 178(1):273-9.
1994 Aug 5
Pavelka MS, Hayes SF, Silver RP. "Characterization of KpsT, the ATP-binding component of the ABC-transporter involved with the export of capsular polysialic acid in Escherichia coli K1." The Journal of biological chemistry. 1994 Aug 5; 269(31):20149-58.
1991 Aug
Pavelka MS, Wright LF, Silver RP. "Identification of two genes, kpsM and kpsT, in region 3 of the polysialic acid gene cluster of Escherichia coli K1." Journal of bacteriology. 1991 Aug; 173(15):4603-10.


M. S. Pavelka, Jr. S. Mahapatra D. C. Crick. "Genetics of Peptidoglycan synthesis". Molecular Genetics of Mycobacteria. : ASM Press, 2014.
Pavelka, M. S., Jr.. "Allelic exchange of unmarked mutations in Mycobacterium tuberculosis.". Chromosomal Mutagenesis. Humana Press.. : In G. Davis and K. Kayser (ed.),, 2008. p. 191-201.
Pavelka, M. S., Jr.. "Genetics of mycobacterial metabolism.". Molecular Genetics of the mycobacteria.. In G. Hatfull and W. R. Jacobs (ed.),. : ASM Press., 2000. p. 221-233.
Pavelka, M. S., Jr., Ph.D.. Thesis: The role of kpsT in the expression of capsular polysialic acid in Escher. : University of Rochester., 1994.
Silver, R. P., P. Annunziato, M. S. Pavelka, Jr., R.P. Pigeon, L. F. Wright, D. E. Wunder.. "Genetic and molecular analysis of the polysialic acid gene cluster of Escherichia coli K1.". Polysialic acid.. Basel/Switzerland.: In J. Roth, U. Rutishauser, and F. A. Troy (ed.), 1993. p. 59-71