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Dithi Banerjee, MSc, PhD

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
    DepartmentPediatrics


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    Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, IndiaMSc2007Microbiology
    State University of New York, Buffalo, NYPhD2016Microbiology and Immunology

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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, 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 Revogene® Strep A molecular assay for detection of Streptococcus pyogenes from throat swab specimens. J Clin Microbiol. 2020 Apr 22. PMID: 32321780.
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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. Dithi Banerjee, PhD, and Rangaraj Selvarangan. Clinical Laboratory News. The Evolution of Group A Streptococcus Pharyngitis Testing. 2018.
    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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