Infectious Diseases


Contact Information
Infectious Disease
Anne A. Gershon, MD
(212) 304-9445
Lubna Shamsi, MPH
(212) 305-5831
(212) 342-5756
  • Varicella Zoster in the enteric nervous system, pathogenesis and consequences. Study of latency and reactivation in humans and animal models, leading to gastroenterological diseases. Anne Gershon, MD (NIH: RO1DK093094)
  • Calcium dependent signaling in airway epithelial cells. Alice Prince, MD (NIH: RO1HL073989)
  • Staphlococcus Aureus activation of the signaling pathway. Alice Prince, MD (NIH: RO1HL079395)
  • Gardnerella Vaginalis: Toxin production and pathogenesis: To examine and prevent reproductive tract infections and early birth. Adam Ratner, MD, MPH (NIH RO1A1092743)
  • Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy in Behaviorally-infected youth with HIV. Natalie Neu, MD, MPH
  • Knowledge, attitude, and practice survey of providers initiating antiretroviral therapy in HIV infected youth. Natalie Neu, MD, MPH
  • Use and outcomes for pediatric patients treated with caspofungin for candidemia. Natalie Neu, MD, MPH
  • Interdisciplinary research for improving antibiotic prescribing in the NICU: To examine antimicrobial prescribing in the neonatal intensive care unit. Lisa Saiman, MD MPH (NIH Ro1NRO10821)
  • Hand hygiene and interventions for long term care. Lisa Saiman, MD MPH
  • Evaluation of and intervention to improve antimicrobial prophylaxis in pediatric surgery.
  • Studies with varicella vaccine: To examine the safety of VZV vaccines in children and in adults. Anne Gershon, MD
  • Doris Duke Foundation (PI: Planet) 07/01/12 - 06/30/15
    (PI: Planet) Clinical Scientist Development Program,
    #2012060 - Immune Response To The Airway Microbiome In Cystic Fibrosis: A Longitudinal Study On The Etiology Of Pulmonary Exacerbation
  • NIH 1K08AI101005 (PI: Planet) 07/01/12 – 06/30/2015
    (PI: Planet, Mentor: Prince)Grant 10982904,
    Role of Staphylococcus aureus SpA in Microbial Competition and Host Colonization
  • Thrasher Early Investigator Award 7/1/13 – 05/31/15
    (PI: Coscia, Mentor: Planet) Novel Microbial Detection Techniques in Pediatric Patient with Cystic Fibrosis: The Role of Viral Infection
  • Society of Pediatric Dermatology 2013
    (PI: Lauren, CoPI: Planet)
    Development of a topical antibiogram for staphylococcus aureus and other cutaneous isolates in pediatric patients with atopic dermatitis