Zehava EichenbaumAssociate Professor, Associate Chair Biology
Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 1994 - 1998
Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Biophysics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, 1993-1994
Ph.D., Biochemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, 1992
M.S., Biochemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, 1987
Bacterial Genetics and Physiology
Host pathogen interactions
Zehava Eichenbaum is an Associate Professor and the Graduate Director of the Biology Department at Georgia State University. She obtained her B.S. in Biology from Tel-Aviv University. Dr. Eichenbaum earned her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biochemistry from the Weizmann Institute of Science, working on spontaneous and induced mutagenesis in E. coli. After a postdoctoral fellowship with Prof. June Scott at Emory University investigating the role of iron metabolism in the physiology and pathogenesis of Group A Streptococcus (GAS), Dr. Eichenbaum joined the Biology Graduate Faculty at GSU. Dr. Eichenbaum led projects in iron hemostasis and pathogenesis of Gram-positive bacteria. Current research interests including heme uptake, degradation and tolerance in GAS, and molecular mechanisms for heme and hemoglobin use in Streptococcus pneumoniae.
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Hemoglobin stimulates vigorous growth of Streptococcus pneumoniae and shapes the pathogen's global transcriptome. Fahmina Akhter, Edroyal Womack, Jorge E. Vidal, Yoann Le Breton, Kevin S. McIver, Shrikant Pawar & Zehava Eichenbaum. Scientific Reports. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-71910-1
Native human antibody to Shr promote mice survival after intraperitoneal challenge with invasive Group A. Chatterjee N, Huang YS, Lyles KV, Morgan JE, Kauvar LM, Greer SF, Eichenbaum Z. J infect Dis. DOI: 10.1093/infdis/jiaa540
A Novel Heme Transporter from the Energy Coupling Factor Family Is Vital for Group A Streptococcus Colonization and Infections. Nilanjana Chatterjee, Laura C C Cook, Kristin V Lyles, Hong Anh T Nguyen, Darius J Devlin, Lamar S Thomas, Zehava Eichenbaum. J. Bact. DOI: 1128/JB.00205-20 (https://doi.org/10.1128/jb.00205-20)