Rey A. Carabeo, PhD

Department Affiliations

Cellular microbiology of Chlamydia-host cell interaction
Please see Carabeo Lab for more details.

Education and Training
Postdoctoral fellow, Laboratory of Intracellular Parasites, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIAID, NIH, 2004
PhD, Oncology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, 1998
BS, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 1992 

Notable Publications
Pokorzynski ND, Hatch ND, Ouellette SP, Carabeo RA. The iron-dependent repressor YtgR is a tryptophan-dependent attenuator of the trpRBA operon in Chlamydia trachomatis. Nat Commun. 2020 Dec 22;11(1):6430. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-20181-5. PMID: 33353937

Pedrosa AT, Murphy KN, Nogueira AT, Brinkworth AJ, Thwaites TR, Aaron J, Chew TL, Carabeo RA. A post-invasion role for Chlamydia type III effector TarP in modulating the dynamics and organization of host cell focal adhesions. J Biol Chem. 2020 Oct 23;295(43):14763-14779. doi: 10.1074/jbc.RA120.015219. Epub 2020 Aug 25. PMID: 32843479

Caven L, Carabeo R. Chlamydial YAP activation in host endocervical epithelial cells mediates pro-fibrotic paracrine stimulation of fibroblasts. mSystems. 2023 Dec 21;8(6):e0090423. doi: 10.1128/msystems.00904-23. Epub 2023 Oct 24. PMID: 37874141; PMCID: PMC10734534.

 Caven LT, Carabeo RA. The role of infected epithelial cells in Chlamydia-associated fibrosis. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2023 May 17;13:1208302. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2023.1208302. PMID: 37265500; PMCID: PMC10230099.

 Caven LT, Brinkworth AJ, Carabeo RA. Chlamydia trachomatis induces the transcriptional activity of host YAP in a Hippo-independent fashion. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2023 Feb 27;13:1098420. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2023.1098420. PMID: 36923592; PMCID: PMC10008951.

 Pokorzynski ND, Alla MR, Carabeo RA. Host Cell Amplification of Nutritional Stress Contributes To Persistence in Chlamydia trachomatis. mBio. 2022 Dec 20;13(6):e0271922. doi: 10.1128/mbio.02719-22. Epub 2022 Nov 15. PMID: 36377897; PMCID: PMC9765610.

 Romero MD, Carabeo RA. Distinct roles of the Chlamydia trachomatis effectors TarP and TmeA in the regulation of formin and Arp2/3 during entry. J Cell Sci. 2022 Oct 1;135(19):jcs260185. doi: 10.1242/jcs.260185. Epub 2022 Oct 5. PMID: 36093837; PMCID: PMC9659389.


Complete list of publications here.