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Anna Konovalova

Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
The University of Texas Health Science Center
United States of America


Dr. Konovalova is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular genetics at the McGovern Medical School at UT Health. Dr. Konovalova joined the department in 2017 after completing her postdoctoral training with Professor Thomas J. Silhavy at Princeton University in Princeton, USA. Dr. Konovalova received her Ph.D. in 2011 for her graduate thesis work in the laboratory of Prof. Lotte Søgaard-Andersen at the Max-Plank Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg, Germany. Dr. Konovalova is a recipient of the Texas Rising STAR Award (2017).

Research Interest

Biogenesis and maintenance of bacterial cell surfaces


  • Konovalova A, Silhavy TJ. Outer membrane lipoprotein biogenesis: Lol is not the end. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences. 2015; 370(1679).

  • Konovalova A, Mitchell AM, Silhavy TJ. A lipoprotein/β-barrel complex monitors lipopolysaccharide integrity transducing information across the outer membrane. eLife. 2016; 5.

  • Konovalova A, Schwalm JA, Silhavy TJ. A Suppressor Mutation That Creates a Faster and More Robust σE Envelope Stress Response. Journal of bacteriology. 2016; 198(17):2345-51.

  • Konovalova A. Cell Surface Exposure. Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.). 2017; 1615:87-95.

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