Departments of Pediatrics and Microbiology
New York University Grossman School of Medicine
Understanding infection. Promoting child health.
We study the pathogenesis of pediatric infectious diseases.
Working at every level from molecular genetics to population studies, we aim to understand and ultimately prevent morbidity and mortality from childhood infections.
Adam Ratner, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology
Director, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Michelle Vaz, MD
Ifrah Shahi, PhD
Recent News / Publications
Dammann AN, Chamby AB, Gonzalez FJ, Sharp ME, Flores K, Shahi I, Dongas S, Hooven TA, Ratner AJ. Group B Streptococcus Capsular Serotype Alters Vaginal Colonization Fitness. J Infect Dis. 2022 Jun 1;225(11):1896-1904. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiab559.
New paper from lab alumnus Tom Hooven‘s lab! Check it out: Genome-Wide fitness analysis of group B Streptococcus in human amniotic fluid reveals a transcription factor that controls multiple virulence traits.
Vaz MJ, Purrier SA, Bonakdar M, Chamby AB, Ratner AJ, Randis TM. The Impact of Circulating Antibody on Group B Streptococcus Intestinal Colonization and Invasive Disease. Infect Immun. 2020 Dec 15;89(1):e00348-20. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00348-20.