Department of Pediatrics - Infectious Diseases Fellowship

Fellowship Research

´╗┐Current Fellows

Fellowship Research

Zachary Hoy, M.D., Second Year Fellow

Research Project: Role of macrophage in protection from Pneumocystis

Research Mentors
Terry Wright, Ph.D.
Frank Gigliotti, M.D.
Michael “Rusty” Elliot, Ph.D.

Brenda Tesini, M.D., Second Year Fellow

Research Project: Analysis of a prototype Pneumocystis vaccine

Research Mentors 
Terry Wright, Ph.D.
Frank Gigliotti, M.D.
Jennifer Nayak, M.D.

Recent Graduates

Mundeep Kainth, D.O., M.P.H.

Research Interest

Child health study: Evaluation of the immune response to meningococcal vaccine in a psychosocially stressed pediatric population

Publications / Abstracts

Awards and Funding

  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award – T32, Pediatric Infectious Diseases. PI: Frank Gigliotti, M.D., 2010.
  • Bradford Fellowship. Strong Children's Research Center, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2010.

Jennifer L. Nayak, M.D.

Jennifer L. Nayak, M.D.

Research Interest

Evaluation of the diversity of the CD4 response to influenza in C57BL/10 mice

Publications / Abstracts

Christopher M. Oberholzer, M.D.

Research Interest

The “neonatal” mouse response to influenza virus

Publications / Abstracts

  • Oberholzer CM, Caserta MT. Antimicrobial update – Daptomycin. Concise Rev Pediatr Infect Dis. 2005; 24(10):919-20.
  • Oberholzer CM. Amphiregulin is expressed by human CD4 T-lymphocytes. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital / Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Research Conference. Memphis, TN. February 9-10, 2007.

Awards

  • Clausen/Bradford Fellowship. Strong Children's Research Center, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2005.

Mohamed Hashem, M.B.B.Ch.

Research Interests

  • Ethanol-exposed placentae are at increased risk of transmitting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from the maternal circulation to the fetus
  • Reactivation of human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) during pregnancy

Publications / Abstracts

Awards

  • Wyeth/Society for Gynecologic Investigation President’s Presenter Research Grant Award, 2004.

Melanie A. Wellington, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Interest

The molecular genetic mechanism of fluconazole resistance in C. albicans as it relates to chromosomal instability

Publications / Abstracts

Awards

  • Wilmot Cancer Research Fellowship Award. 2000-2003.