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  1. Shrivastava A**., Patel V., Tang Y., Yost S.C., Dewhirst F.E., and Berg H.C**. Cargo transport shapes the spatial organization of a microbial community. Proc Natl Acad Sci, 2018. August 115(34) 8633-8638. Featured by NIH-NIDCR News & Harvard MCB News. ** Corresponding Authors.
  2. Shrivastava A. and Berg H. C. A molecular rack and pinion actuates a cell-surface adhesin and enables gliding motility. Manuscript under review and available on BioRxiv.
  3. Johnston J.J.*, Shrivastava A.*, and McBride M.J. Untangling Flavobacterium johnsoniae gliding motility and protein secretion. Journal of Bacteriology. 2018 January 200, no.2 e00362-17. * Equal Contribution.


  1. Shrivastava A.**, Roland T., Berg H. C.** The screw-like movement of a gliding bacterium is powered by spiral motion of a cell-surface adhesin. Biophysical Journal. 2016 September, 111(5): 1008-13. Featured on the Cover of Biophysical Journal. Featured by: Microbial Sciences Initiative (MSI) News. ** Corresponding Authors.
  2. Lele P. P., Roland T., Shrivastava A., Chen Y and Berg H. C. The flagellar motor of Caulobacter crescentus generates more torque when a cell swims backwards. Nature Physics. 2016 February; 12(2): 175-178.


  1. Shrivastava A., and Berg H. C. Towards a model for Flavobacterium gliding. Current Opinions in Microbiology. 2015 October, 28: 93-97.
  2. Lele P. P., Shrivastava A., Roland T and Berg H.C. Response thresholds in bacterial chemotaxis. Science Advances. 2015 October; 1(9) e1500299.
  3. Shrivastava A., Lele P. P. and Berg H. C. A rotary motor drives Flavobacterium gliding. Current Biology, 2015 February; 25(3): 338-341. Featured by: Harvard Gazette.


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


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


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