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Dithi Banerjee, PhD, MSc

TitleResearch Scientist PhD
InstitutionChildren's Mercy Kansas City
DepartmentPathology and Laboratory Medicine
Address2401 Gilham Rd
Kansas City MO 64108
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    TitleResearch Assistant Professor of Pathology
    InstitutionUniversity of Missouri-Kansas City

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    State University of New York, Buffalo, NYPhD2016Medical Microbiology and Immunology
    Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, IndiaMS2007Medical Microbiology

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    As a Research Scientist, Dr. Banerjee's overall objective is to actively pursue collaborative scientific projects to bridge the gap between basic research and clinical science and contribute efficiently to the field of Medicine and Biological findings. Her areas of research interest include antimicrobial resistance, microbial pathogenesis and epidemiology of infectious diseases. In her current role as a Clinical Research Scientist at Children's Mercy, she is engaged in multiple and diverse research projects ranging from anti-microbial susceptibility, molecular epidemiology of pediatric viral pathogens, clinical trials for diagnostic assays and currently looking forward to taking the step into COVID-19 research.
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    MISP#57743     (Dithi Banerjee)
    Merck Sharp and Dohme Corp
    Comparative in-vitro activity of imipenem-relebactam against pediatric drug resistant Gram-negative isolates from three pediatric hospitals

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    1. Banerjee D, Hassan F, Avadhanula V, Piedra PA, Boom J, Sahni LC, Weinberg GA, Lindstrom S, Rha B, Harrison CJ, Selvarangan R. Comparative analysis of three multiplex platforms for the detection of respiratory viral pathogens. J Clin Virol. 2022 11; 156:105274. PMID: 36099751.
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    2. Fraley E, LeMaster C, Khanal S, Banerjee D, Pastinen T, Grundberg E, Selvarangan R, Bradley T. The Impact of Prior Infection and Age on Antibody Persistence After Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Messenger RNA Vaccine. Clin Infect Dis. 2022 08 24; 75(1):e902-e904. PMID: 34551091.
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    3. Banerjee D, Sasidharan A, Abdulhamid A, Orosco EM, Watts JL, Schuster JE, Myers AL, Weddle G, Selvarangan R. Diagnostic Yield of Saliva for SARS-CoV-2 Molecular Testing in Children. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2021 Nov 11; 10(10):967-969. PMID: 34309674.
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    4. Kanwar N, Banerjee D, Sasidharan A, Abdulhamid A, Larson M, Lee B, Selvarangan R, Liesman RM. Comparison of diagnostic performance of five molecular assays for detection of SARS-CoV-2. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2021 Dec; 101(4):115518. PMID: 34481324.
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    5. Winkley K, Banerjee D, Bradley T, Koseva B, Cheung WA, Selvarangan R, Pastinen T, Grundberg E. Immune cell residency in the nasal mucosa may partially explain respiratory disease severity across the age range. Sci Rep. 2021 08 05; 11(1):15927. PMID: 34354210.
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    6. Fraley E, LeMaster C, Geanes E, Banerjee D, Khanal S, Grundberg E, Selvarangan R, Bradley T. Humoral immune responses during SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccine administration in seropositive and seronegative individuals. BMC Med. 2021 07 26; 19(1):169. PMID: 34304742.
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    7. Fraley E, LeMaster C, Banerjee D, Khanal S, Selvarangan R, Bradley T. Cross-reactive antibody immunity against SARS-CoV-2 in children and adults. Cell Mol Immunol. 2021 07; 18(7):1826-1828. PMID: 34059791.
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    8. Sasidharan A, Banerjee D, Harrison CJ, Selvarangan R. Emergence of Parechovirus A3 as the Leading Cause of Central Nervous System Infection, Surpassing Any Single Enterovirus Type, in Children in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, from 2007 to 2016. J Clin Microbiol. 2021 05 19; 59(6). PMID: 33692140.
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    9. Bradley T, Grundberg E, Selvarangan R, LeMaster C, Fraley E, Banerjee D, Belden B, Louiselle D, Nolte N, Biswell R, Pastinen T, Myers A, Schuster J. Antibody Responses after a Single Dose of SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Vaccine. N Engl J Med. 2021 05 20; 384(20):1959-1961. PMID: 33755375.
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    10. Winkley K, Koseva B, Banerjee D, Cheung W, Selvarangan R, Pastinen T, Grundberg E. High-resolution epigenome analysis in nasal samples derived from children with respiratory viral infections reveals striking changes upon SARS-CoV-2 infection. medRxiv. 2021 Mar 11. PMID: 33758880.
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    11. Kanwar N, Banerjee D, Harrison CJ, Newland JG, Qin X, Zerr DM, Zaoutis T, Selvarangan R. Comparative in?vitro effectiveness of ceftolozane/tazobactam against pediatric gram-negative drug-resistant isolates. J Chemother. 2021 Sep; 33(5):288-293. PMID: 33645447.
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    12. Banerjee D, Michael J, Schmitt B, Salimnia H, Mhaissen N, Goldfarb DM, Lachance P, Faron ML, Aufderheide T, Ledeboer N, Weissfeld A, Selvarangan R. Multicenter Clinical Evaluation of the Revogene Strep A Molecular Assay for Detection of Streptococcus pyogenes from Throat Swab Specimens. J Clin Microbiol. 2020 06 24; 58(7). PMID: 32321780.
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    13. Schuster JE, Banerjee D, Ahmed I, Selvarangan R. Frequency of asymptomatic and symptomatic respiratory virus detection in pediatric hematopoietic cell transplant patients. Pediatr Transplant. 2020 09; 24(6):e13732. PMID: 32418305.
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    14. Banerjee D, Kanwar N, Hassan F, Lankachandra K, Selvarangan R. Comparative analysis of Four sample-to-answer influenza A/B and RSV nucleic acid amplification assays using adult respiratory specimens. J Clin Virol. 2019 09; 118:9-13. PMID: 31302479.
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    15. Sasidharan A, Harrison CJ, Banerjee D, Selvarangan R. Emergence of Parechovirus A4 Central Nervous System Infections among Infants in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. J Clin Microbiol. 2019 05; 57(5). PMID: 30787144.
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    16. Banerjee D, Kanwar N, Hassan F, Essmyer C, Selvarangan R. Comparison of Six Sample-to-Answer Influenza A/B and Respiratory Syncytial Virus Nucleic Acid Amplification Assays Using Respiratory Specimens from Children. J Clin Microbiol. 2018 11; 56(11). PMID: 30185508.
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    17. Dithi Banerjee, PhD, and Rangaraj Selvarangan. Clinical Laboratory News. The Evolution of Group A Streptococcus Pharyngitis Testing. 2018.
    18. Banerjee D, Umland TC, Panepinto JC. De Novo Pyrimidine Biosynthesis Connects Cell Integrity to Amphotericin B Susceptibility in Cryptococcus neoformans. mSphere. 2016 Nov-Dec; 1(6). PMID: 27904878.
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    19. Banerjee D, Bloom AL, Panepinto JC. Opposing PKA and Hog1 signals control the post-transcriptional response to glucose availability in Cryptococcus neoformans. Mol Microbiol. 2016 10; 102(2):306-320. PMID: 27387858.
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    20. Banerjee D, Burkard L, Panepinto JC. Inhibition of nucleotide biosynthesis potentiates the antifungal activity of amphotericin B. PLoS One. 2014; 9(1):e87246. PMID: 24498052.
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