Research

Recent Publications

Vuppula S, Tyungu D, Kaul A, Chandwani S, Rigaud M, Borkowsky W. Thirty-year Perspective of the Long-term Survival, CD4 Percentage and Social Achievements of Perinatally HIV-infected Children as a Function of Their Birth Era. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2017 Feb;36(2):198-201.

Foldi J, Kozhaya L, McCarty B, Mwamzuka M, Marshed F, Ilmet T, Kilberg M, Kravietz A, Ahmed A, Borkowsky W, Unutmaz D, Khaitan A. HIV-Infected Children Have Elevated Levels of PD-1 + Memory CD4 T Cells With Low Proliferative Capacity and High Inflammatory Cytokine Effector Functions. J Infect Dis 2017; in press.

Khaitan A, Kravietz A, Mwamzuka M, Marshed F, Ilmet T, Said S, Ahmed A, Borkowsky W, Unutmaz D. FOXP3+Helios+ regulatory T cells, immune activation and advancing disease in HIV infected children. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2016; 72(5):474-84.

Khaitan A, Kilberg M, Kravietz A, Ilmet T, Tastan C, Mwamzuka M, Marshed F, Liu M, Ahmed A, Borkowsky W, Unutmaz D. HIV-Infected Children Have Lower Frequencies of CD8+ Mucosal-Associated Invariant T (MAIT) Cells that Correlate with Innate, Th17 and Th22 Cell Subsets. PLoS One. 2016 Aug 25;11(8):e0161786.

Lighter-Fisher J, Desai S, Stachel A, Pham VP, Klejmont L, Dubrovskaya Y. Implementing an Inpatient Pediatric Prospective Audit and Feedback Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Within a Larger Medical Center. Hosp Pediatr. 2017 Aug 16. pii: hpeds.2016-0144.

Lighter-Fisher J, Stanley K, Phillips M, Pham V, Klejmont LM. Preventing Infections in Children with Cancer. Pediatr Rev. 2016 Jun;37(6):247-58.

Nakra NA, Madan RP, Buckley N, Huber AM, Freiermuth JL, Espinoza L, Walsh J, Parikh UM, Penrose KJ, Keller MJ, Herold BC. Loss of Innate Host Defense Following Unprotected Vaginal Sex. J Infect Dis. 2016 Mar 1;213(5):840-7.

Mait-Kaufman J, Fakioglu E, Mesquita PM, Elliott J, Lo Y, Madan RP. Chronic HIV Infection Is Associated with Upregulation of Proinflammatory Cytokine and Chemokine and Alpha Defensin Gene Expression in Colorectal Mucosa. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2015 Jun;31(6):615-22.

Rosen GH, Randis TM, Desai PV, Sapra KJ, Ma B, Humphrys MS, Ravel J, Gelber SE, Ratner AJ. Group B Streptococcus and the vaginal microbiota. J Infect Dis 2017; in press.

Baker JA, Lewis EL, Byland LM, Bonakdar M, Randis TM, Ratner AJ. Mucosal vaccination promotes clearance of Streptococcus agalactiae vaginal colonization. Vaccine. 2017 Mar 1;35(9):1273-1280.

Hooven TA, Catomeris AJ, Akabas LH, Randis TM, Maskell DJ, Peters SE, Ott S, Santana-Cruz I, Tallon LJ, Tettelin H, Ratner AJ. The essential genome of Streptococcus agalactiae. BMC Genomics. 2016 May 26;17(1):406.

Bhavsar SM, Shust GF. Invasive group G streptococcal infection in a paediatric patient. BMJ Case Rep. 2016; pii: bcr2016217790.