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Pediatrics / Infectious Diseases Fellowship / Fellowship Research


Fellowship Research

Current Fellow

Katherine Vermilye, M.D.

Research Project: Regional Implementation of Pediatric CAP Guidelines
Research Mentors: Brenda Tesini, MD, Ghinwa Dumyati, MD, Lauren Camaione, PharmD, Anne Fallon, MD, Jennifer Nayak, MD


Kathy Ebsworth-MojicaKatherine Ebsworth-Mojica, M.D.

Research Interest

Development of Anti-microbial Agents for the Therapeutic Intervention of Multi-drug Resistant Bacteria


  • Perlmutter JI, Forbes LT, Krysan DJ, Ebsworth-Mojica K, Colquhoun JM, Wang JL, Dunman PM, Flaherty DP. Repurposing the Antihistamine Terfenadine for Antimicrobial Activity Against Staphylococcus Aureus. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 2014. 57(20), 8540-8562.
  • Forbes L, Ebsworth-Mojica K, DiDone L, Li S, Freundlich JS, Connell N, Dunman PM, Krysan DJ. A High Throughput Screening Assay for Anti-mycobacterial Small Molecules Based on Adenylate Kinase Release as a Reporter of Cell Death. PLOS One. May 14, 2015.

Awards and Funding

  • Travel Grant, Pediatric Infectious Disease Society, January 2016.

Zachary HoyZachary Hoy, M.D.

Research Interest

Role of Macrophage in Protection from Pneumocystis


  • Hoy Z, Dodds-Ashley ES, Weinberg GA, Krysan DJ. The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Consultant: Voriconazole Therapeutic Drug Monitoring. Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. 2014 Sep; 3(3):270-1. Epub 2014 Mar 30.
  • Zhang ZQ, Wang J, Hoy Z, Keegan A, Bhagwat S, Gigliotti F, Wright TW. Neither Classical nor Alternative Macrophage Activation Is Required for Pneumocystis Clearance during Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome Infection and immunity. Infection and Immunity. 2015 83(12):4594-603. Epub 2015 Sep 14.
  • Hoy Z and Tesini. Pneumocystosis. In Gamble, K.C., and M.M. Clancy (eds). Infectious Diseases of Concern to Captive and Free Ranging Animals in North America, 2nd ed. 2013. Infectious Disease Committee, American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Yulee, Florida. 1098 pp.

Awards and Funding

  • Clausen Fellowship Award, Strong Children's Research Center, University of Rochester Medical Center, 2013-2014.

Brenda Tesini, MDBrenda Tesini, M.D.

Research Interest

Analysis of a Prototype Pneumocystis Vaccine


Awards and Funding

  • Travel Award, NIAID/IDSA Infectious Diseases Research Careers Meeting, May 2014
  • Clausen Fellowship Award, Strong Children's Research Center, University of Rochester Medical Center, 2013-2014.
  • Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) Infectious Diseases Fellows Program Award, American Society for Microbiology, Washington, DC, September 2014.