Misty Thomas

Associate Professor

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
College of Science and Technology


Barnes Hall G11
Ph.D.Microbiology / University of Manitoba
OtherBiochemistry/Micro / University College of St. Boniface

Research Interests

Regulation of Microbial Pahtogenesis

Recent Publications

  • Jahangir Emrani, Maryam Ahmed, Liesl Jeffers-Francis, John Teleha, Nathan Mowa, Robert Newman, Misty Thomas (2021). (SARS-COV-2, infection, transmission, transcription, translation, proteins, and treatment: A review). 193, pp. 1249-1273. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules.
  • Misty Thomas, Akamu Ewunkem, S Boyd, D Williams, A Moore, Kristen Rhinehardt, E Van Beveren, B Yang, A Tapia, Jian Han, Scott Harrison, J Graves, Jr (2021). (Too much of a good thing: Adaption to iron (II) intoxication in Escherichia coli.). (1) 9, pp. 53-67. Evolution, medicine, and public health.
  • Jahangir Emrani, Maryam Ahmed, Robert Newman, Misty Thomas, Chishimba Mowa, John Teleha (2020). (Introducing Chemistry Students to Emerging Technologies in Gene Editing, Their Applications, and Ethical Considerations). (7) 97, pp. 1931-1943. Journal of Chemical Education.
  • Gail Joseph, Bo Zhang, Scott Harrison, Joseph Graves, Misty Thomas, Renuka Panchagavi, Akamu Ewunkem, Lijun Wang (2020). (Microbial community dynamics during anaerobic co-digestion of corn stover and swine manure at different solid content, carbon to nitrogen ratio and effluent volumetric percentages). (9) 55, pp. 1111-1124. J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng.
  • J Graves, Jr, Akamu Ewunkem, John Ward, C Staley, Misty Thomas, Kristen Rhinehardt, Jian Han, Scott Harrison (2019). (Experimental evolution of gallium resistance in Escherichia coli.). (1) 2019, pp. 169-180. Evolution, medicine, and public health.
  • Joseph Graves, Misty Thomas, Jude Ewunkem (2017). (Antimicrobial Nanomaterials: Why Evolution Matters). (283) 7, Nanomaterials.
  • Merhdad Tajkarimi, Kristen Rhinehardt, Misty Thomas, Jude Akamu Ewunkem, Adero Campbell, Sada Boyd, Devana Turner, Scott Harrison, Joseph Graves (2017). (Selection for Ionic-Confers Silver Nanoparticle Resistance in Escherichia coli). (1) 5, pp. 1047. JSM Nanotechnology & Nanomedicine.
  • Sharon Portwood, Jeffrey Shears, Ellissa Nelson, Misty Thomas (2015). (Examining the impact of family services on homeless children). (4) 20, pp. 480-493. Child & Family Social Work.
  • Misty Thomas (2014). (The beta-lactamase Gene Regulator AmpR is a Tetramer that Recognizes and Binds the D-Ala-D-Ala Motif of its Repressor UDP-MurNAc-pentapeptide). (5) 290, pp. 2630-43. The Journal of Biological Chemistry.
  • Misty Thomas (2010). (Crystal structure of the AmpR effector binding domain provides insight into the molecular regulation of inducible AmpC beta-lactamase). (5) 400, pp. 998-1010. The Journal of Molecular Biology.
  • Misty Thomas (2009). (Insight into a strategy for attenuating AmpC-mediated Beta-lactam resistance: structural basis for selective inhibition of the glycoside hydrolase NagZ). 18, pp. 1541-1551. Protein Science.
  • Misty Thomas (2007). (Small molecule inhibitors of a glycoside hydrolase attenuate inducible AmpC-mediated beta-lactam resistance). (29) 282, The Journal of Biological Chemistry.