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Molecular and clinical epidemiology of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales in the USA (CRACKLE-2): a prospective cohort study.

van Duin D, Arias CA, Komarow L, Chen L, Hanson BM, Weston G, Cober E, Garner OB, Jacob JT, Satlin MJ, Fries BC, Garcia-Diaz J, Doi Y, Dhar S, Kaye KS, Earley M, Hujer AM, Hujer KM, Domitrovic TN, Shropshire WC, Dinh A, Manca C, Luterbach CL, Wang M, Paterson DL, Banerjee R, Patel R, Evans S, Hill C, Arias R, Chambers HF, Fowler VG Jr, Kreiswirth BN, Bonomo RA; Multi-Drug Resistant Organism Network Investigators.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2020 Mar 6. pii: S1473-3099(19)30755-8. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(19)30755-8. [Epub ahead of print]


Cell Wall-Associated Virulence Factors Contribute to Increased Resilience of Old Cryptococcus neoformans Cells.

Orner EP, Bhattacharya S, Kalenja K, Hayden D, Del Poeta M, Fries BC.

Front Microbiol. 2019 Nov 7;10:2513. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.02513. eCollection 2019.


CRISPR-Cas influences the acquisition of antibiotic resistance in Klebsiella pneumoniae.

Mackow NA, Shen J, Adnan M, Khan AS, Fries BC, Diago-Navarro E.

PLoS One. 2019 Nov 20;14(11):e0225131. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0225131. eCollection 2019.


Risk factors for Lyme carditis: A case-control study.

Marcos LA, Castle PM, Smith K, Khoo T, Morley EJ, Bloom M, Fries BC.

Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2019 Sep 19:2047487319876046. doi: 10.1177/2047487319876046. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.


High-Throughput Yeast Aging Analysis for Cryptococcus (HYAAC) microfluidic device streamlines aging studies in Cryptococcus neoformans.

Orner EP, Zhang P, Jo MC, Bhattacharya S, Qin L, Fries BC.

Commun Biol. 2019 Jul 10;2:256. doi: 10.1038/s42003-019-0504-5. eCollection 2019.


Monoclonal antibody-based therapies for bacterial infections.

Motley MP, Banerjee K, Fries BC.

Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2019 Jun;32(3):210-216. doi: 10.1097/QCO.0000000000000539.


Cryptococcus neoformans Glucuronoxylomannan and Sterylglucoside Are Required for Host Protection in an Animal Vaccination Model.

Colombo AC, Rella A, Normile T, Joffe LS, Tavares PM, de S Araújo GR, Frases S, Orner EP, Farnoud AM, Fries BC, Sheridan B, Nimrichter L, Rodrigues ML, Del Poeta M.

mBio. 2019 Apr 2;10(2). pii: e02909-18. doi: 10.1128/mBio.02909-18.


Gene Duplication Associated with Increased Fluconazole Tolerance in Candida auris cells of Advanced Generational Age.

Bhattacharya S, Holowka T, Orner EP, Fries BC.

Sci Rep. 2019 Mar 25;9(1):5052. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-41513-6.


Cryptococcal meningitis is a cause for cross-reactivity in cerebrospinal fluid assays for anti-Histoplasma, anti-Coccidioides and anti-Blastomyces antibodies.

Bahr NC, Panackal AA, Durkin MM, Smedema ML, Keown W, Davis TE, Raymond-Guillen L, Park YD, Marr KA, Fries BC, Williamson PR, Boulware DR, Wheat LJ.

Mycoses. 2019 Mar;62(3):268-273. doi: 10.1111/myc.12882. Epub 2019 Jan 1.


Pentoxifylline Alone or in Combination with Gentamicin or Vancomycin Inhibits Live Microbe-Induced Proinflammatory Cytokine Production in Human Cord Blood and Cord Blood Monocytes In Vitro.

Speer EM, Diago-Navarro E, Ozog LS, Dowling DJ, Hou W, Raheel M, Fries BC, Levy O.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2018 Nov 26;62(12). pii: e01462-18. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01462-18. Print 2018 Dec.


Erratum for Diago-Navarro et al., "Novel, Broadly Reactive Anticapsular Antibodies against Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae Protect from Infection".

Diago-Navarro E, Motley MP, Ruiz-Peréz G, Yu W, Austin J, Seco BMS, Xiao G, Chikhalya A, Seeberger PH, Fries BC.

mBio. 2018 Jun 12;9(3). pii: e01005-18. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01005-18. No abstract available.


Novel, Broadly Reactive Anticapsular Antibodies against Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae Protect from Infection.

Diago-Navarro E, Motley MP, Ruiz-Peréz G, Yu W, Austin J, Seco BMS, Xiao G, Chikhalya A, Seeberger PH, Fries BC.

mBio. 2018 Apr 3;9(2). pii: e00091-18. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00091-18. Erratum in: MBio. 2018 Jun 12;9(3):.


Differences in Sirtuin Regulation in Response to Calorie Restriction in Cryptococcus neoformans.

Bouklas T, Masone L, Fries BC.

J Fungi (Basel). 2018 Feb 18;4(1). pii: E26. doi: 10.3390/jof4010026.


The Role of Ceramide Synthases in the Pathogenicity of Cryptococcus neoformans.

Munshi MA, Gardin JM, Singh A, Luberto C, Rieger R, Bouklas T, Fries BC, Del Poeta M.

Cell Rep. 2018 Feb 6;22(6):1392-1400. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2018.01.035.


Enhanced Efflux Pump Activity in Old Candida glabrata Cells.

Bhattacharya S, Fries BC.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2018 Feb 23;62(3). pii: e02227-17. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02227-17. Print 2018 Mar.


A New Take on an Old Remedy: Generating Antibodies against Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria in a Postantibiotic World.

Motley MP, Fries BC.

mSphere. 2017 Oct 4;2(5). pii: e00397-17. doi: 10.1128/mSphere.00397-17. eCollection 2017 Sep-Oct.


A Semi-Synthetic Glycoconjugate Vaccine Candidate for Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae.

Seeberger PH, Pereira CL, Khan N, Xiao G, Diago-Navarro E, Reppe K, Opitz B, Fries BC, Witzenrath M.

Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2017 Nov 6;56(45):13973-13978. doi: 10.1002/anie.201700964. Epub 2017 Oct 5.


Generational distribution of a Candida glabrata population: Resilient old cells prevail, while younger cells dominate in the vulnerable host.

Bouklas T, Alonso-Crisóstomo L, Székely T Jr, Diago-Navarro E, Orner EP, Smith K, Munshi MA, Del Poeta M, Balázsi G, Fries BC.

PLoS Pathog. 2017 May 10;13(5):e1006355. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1006355. eCollection 2017 May.


Babesiosis in Long Island: review of 62 cases focusing on treatment with azithromycin and atovaquone.

Kletsova EA, Spitzer ED, Fries BC, Marcos LA.

Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob. 2017 Apr 11;16(1):26. doi: 10.1186/s12941-017-0198-9.


Modulation of Replicative Lifespan in Cryptococcus neoformans: Implications for Virulence.

Bouklas T, Jain N, Fries BC.

Front Microbiol. 2017 Jan 30;8:98. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00098. eCollection 2017.


Multicenter Clinical and Molecular Epidemiological Analysis of Bacteremia Due to Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) in the CRE Epicenter of the United States.

Satlin MJ, Chen L, Patel G, Gomez-Simmonds A, Weston G, Kim AC, Seo SK, Rosenthal ME, Sperber SJ, Jenkins SG, Hamula CL, Uhlemann AC, Levi MH, Fries BC, Tang YW, Juretschko S, Rojtman AD, Hong T, Mathema B, Jacobs MR, Walsh TJ, Bonomo RA, Kreiswirth BN.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 Mar 24;61(4). pii: e02349-16. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02349-16. Print 2017 Apr.


Spinal Arachnoiditis as a Complication of Cryptococcal Meningoencephalitis in Non-HIV Previously Healthy Adults.

Panackal AA, Komori M, Kosa P, Khan O, Hammoud DA, Rosen LB, Browne SK, Lin YC, Romm E, Ramaprasad C, Fries BC, Bennett JE, Bielekova B, Williamson PR.

Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Feb 1;64(3):275-283. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciw739. Epub 2016 Nov 10.


Antibody-Based Immunotherapy To Treat and Prevent Infection with Hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae.

Diago-Navarro E, Calatayud-Baselga I, Sun D, Khairallah C, Mann I, Ulacia-Hernando A, Sheridan B, Shi M, Fries BC.

Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2017 Jan 5;24(1). pii: e00456-16. doi: 10.1128/CVI.00456-16. Print 2017 Jan.


Monoclonal antibodies protect from Staphylococcal Enterotoxin K (SEK) induced toxic shock and sepsis by USA300 Staphylococcus aureus.

Aguilar JL, Varshney AK, Pechuan X, Dutta K, Nosanchuk JD, Fries BC.

Virulence. 2017 Aug 18;8(6):741-750. doi: 10.1080/21505594.2016.1231295. Epub 2016 Oct 7.


ALL2, a Homologue of ALL1, Has a Distinct Role in Regulating pH Homeostasis in the Pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans.

Jain N, Bouklas T, Gupta A, Varshney AK, Orner EP, Fries BC.

Infect Immun. 2015 Nov 23;84(2):439-51. doi: 10.1128/IAI.01046-15. Print 2016 Feb.


Methamphetamine Alters the Antimicrobial Efficacy of Phagocytic Cells during Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Skin Infection.

Mihu MR, Roman-Sosa J, Varshney AK, Eugenin EA, Shah BP, Ham Lee H, Nguyen LN, Guimaraes AJ, Fries BC, Nosanchuk JD, Martinez LR.

mBio. 2015 Oct 27;6(6):e01622-15. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01622-15.


Characterization of the virulence of Cryptococcus neoformans strains in an insect model.

Bouklas T, Diago-Navarro E, Wang X, Fenster M, Fries BC.

Virulence. 2015;6(8):809-13. doi: 10.1080/21505594.2015.1086868. Epub 2015 Sep 12. No abstract available.


Optimization of experimental conditions for functional in vitro characterization of humanized antibodies specific for staphylococcal enterotoxin B.

MacIntyre JL, Varshney AK, Wang X, Gatto S, Friedman C, Liu Y, Kerns K, Kovalenko O, Adkins K, Zollner R, Fries BC, Byrne FR.

Int Immunopharmacol. 2015 Sep;28(1):354-8. doi: 10.1016/j.intimp.2015.06.025. Epub 2015 Jun 27.


Aging: an emergent phenotypic trait that contributes to the virulence of Cryptococcus neoformans.

Bouklas T, Fries BC.

Future Microbiol. 2015;10(2):191-7. doi: 10.2217/fmb.14.124.


Mechanisms mediating enhanced neutralization efficacy of staphylococcal enterotoxin B by combinations of monoclonal antibodies.

Dutta K, Varshney AK, Franklin MC, Goger M, Wang X, Fries BC.

J Biol Chem. 2015 Mar 13;290(11):6715-30. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M114.630715. Epub 2015 Jan 8.


Aging as an emergent factor that contributes to phenotypic variation in Cryptococcus neoformans.

Bouklas T, Fries BC.

Fungal Genet Biol. 2015 May;78:59-64. doi: 10.1016/j.fgb.2014.10.004. Epub 2014 Oct 13. Review.


Isotype switching increases efficacy of antibody protection against staphylococcal enterotoxin B-induced lethal shock and Staphylococcus aureus sepsis in mice.

Varshney AK, Wang X, Aguilar JL, Scharff MD, Fries BC.

mBio. 2014 Jun 10;5(3):e01007-14. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01007-14.


Detection and measurement of staphylococcal enterotoxin-like K (SEl-K) secretion by Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates.

Aguilar JL, Varshney AK, Wang X, Stanford L, Scharff M, Fries BC.

J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Jul;52(7):2536-43. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00387-14. Epub 2014 May 7.


Humanized staphylococcal enterotoxin B (SEB)-specific monoclonal antibodies protect from SEB intoxication and Staphylococcus aureus infections alone or as adjunctive therapy with vancomycin.

Varshney AK, Wang X, MacIntyre J, Zollner RS, Kelleher K, Kovalenko OV, Pechuan X, Byrne FR, Fries BC.

J Infect Dis. 2014 Sep 15;210(6):973-81. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiu198. Epub 2014 May 5.


Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae exhibit variability in capsular polysaccharide and capsule associated virulence traits.

Diago-Navarro E, Chen L, Passet V, Burack S, Ulacia-Hernando A, Kodiyanplakkal RP, Levi MH, Brisse S, Kreiswirth BN, Fries BC.

J Infect Dis. 2014 Sep 1;210(5):803-13. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiu157. Epub 2014 Mar 14.


Bacterial Toxins-Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B.

Fries BC, Varshney AK.

Microbiol Spectr. 2013 Dec;1(2). doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.AID-0002-2012.


Cryptococcus neoformans ex vivo capsule size is associated with intracranial pressure and host immune response in HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis.

Robertson EJ, Najjuka G, Rolfes MA, Akampurira A, Jain N, Anantharanjit J, von Hohenberg M, Tassieri M, Carlsson A, Meya DB, Harrison TS, Fries BC, Boulware DR, Bicanic T.

J Infect Dis. 2014 Jan 1;209(1):74-82. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jit435. Epub 2013 Aug 14.


Old Cryptococcus neoformans cells contribute to virulence in chronic cryptococcosis.

Bouklas T, Pechuan X, Goldman DL, Edelman B, Bergman A, Fries BC.

mBio. 2013 Aug 13;4(4). pii: e00455-13. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00455-13.


Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B-specific monoclonal antibody 20B1 successfully treats diverse Staphylococcus aureus infections.

Varshney AK, Wang X, Scharff MD, MacIntyre J, Zollner RS, Kovalenko OV, Martinez LR, Byrne FR, Fries BC.

J Infect Dis. 2013 Dec 15;208(12):2058-66. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jit421. Epub 2013 Aug 6.


Cryptococcus neoformans constitutes an ideal model organism to unravel the contribution of cellular aging to the virulence of chronic infections.

Bouklas T, Fries BC.

Curr Opin Microbiol. 2013 Aug;16(4):391-7. doi: 10.1016/j.mib.2013.03.011. Epub 2013 Apr 27. Review.


Allergen1 regulates polysaccharide structure in Cryptococcus neoformans.

Jain N, Cordero RJ, Casadevall A, Fries BC.

Mol Microbiol. 2013 May;88(4):713-27. doi: 10.1111/mmi.12216. Epub 2013 Apr 9.


Comparative Genomics of Serial Isolates of Cryptococcus neoformans Reveals Gene Associated With Carbon Utilization and Virulence.

Ormerod KL, Morrow CA, Chow EW, Lee IR, Arras SD, Schirra HJ, Cox GM, Fries BC, Fraser JA.

G3 (Bethesda). 2013 Apr 9;3(4):675-686. doi: 10.1534/g3.113.005660.


Diagnosis and inflammatory response of patients with candiduria.

Helbig S, Achkar JM, Jain N, Wang X, Gialanella P, Levi M, Fries BC.

Mycoses. 2013 Jan;56(1):61-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0507.2012.02201.x. Epub 2012 May 10.


Methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus ST398, New York and New Jersey, USA.

Mediavilla JR, Chen L, Uhlemann AC, Hanson BM, Rosenthal M, Stanak K, Koll B, Fries BC, Armellino D, Schilling ME, Weiss D, Smith TC, Lowy FD, Kreiswirth BN.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2012 Apr;18(4):700-2. doi: 10.3201/eid1804.111419. No abstract available.


Chronological aging is associated with biophysical and chemical changes in the capsule of Cryptococcus neoformans.

Cordero RJ, Pontes B, Guimarães AJ, Martinez LR, Rivera J, Fries BC, Nimrichter L, Rodrigues ML, Viana NB, Casadevall A.

Infect Immun. 2011 Dec;79(12):4990-5000. doi: 10.1128/IAI.05789-11. Epub 2011 Oct 3.


Fungal Biofilms: Relevance in the Setting of Human Disease.

Martinez LR, Fries BC.

Curr Fungal Infect Rep. 2010 Dec 1;4(4):266-275.


Frequency of panton-valentine leukocidin-producing methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus strains in patients with complicated skin and soft tissue infection in bronx, new york.

Kaltsas A, Guh A, Mediavilla JR, Varshney AK, Robiou N, Gialanellia P, Henry M, Levi MH, Fries BC.

J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Aug;49(8):2992-5. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00704-11. Epub 2011 Jun 8.


Optimal irrigation and debridement of infected joint implants: an in vitro methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus biofilm model.

Schwechter EM, Folk D, Varshney AK, Fries BC, Kim SJ, Hirsh DM.

J Arthroplasty. 2011 Sep;26(6 Suppl):109-13. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2011.03.042. Epub 2011 Jun 8.


A murine model for catheter-associated candiduria.

Wang X, Fries BC.

J Med Microbiol. 2011 Oct;60(Pt 10):1523-9. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.026294-0. Epub 2011 May 19.


Generation, characterization, and epitope mapping of neutralizing and protective monoclonal antibodies against staphylococcal enterotoxin B-induced lethal shock.

Varshney AK, Wang X, Cook E, Dutta K, Scharff MD, Goger MJ, Fries BC.

J Biol Chem. 2011 Mar 18;286(11):9737-47. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M110.212407. Epub 2011 Jan 13. Erratum in: J Biol Chem. 2014 May 16;289(20):13706.

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