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profileKatherine Paige Lemon, M.D., Ph.D.

TitleAssistant Professor of Pediatrics
InstitutionBoston Children's Hospital
DepartmentPediatrics
AddressChildrens Hospital
Infectious Diseases, Enders 7
300 Longwood Ave
Boston MA 02115
Phone617/919-2900
Fax617/730-0254
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R01GM117174     (LEMON, KATHERINE PAIGE)Feb 1, 2016 - Jan 31, 2020
NIH/NIGMS
Impact of commensal Corynebacterium species on pathogen colonization and microbiota composition
Role: Principal Investigator

R01AI101018     (LEMON, KATHERINE PAIGE)Aug 20, 2012 - Dec 31, 2021
NIH/NIAID
Antibiotics from nose and throat commensals that impact pathogen colonization
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

K08AI070561     (LEMON, KATHERINE PAIGE)Jun 1, 2006 - Apr 30, 2010
NIH/NIAID
Biofilm Formation by Listeria monocytogenes
Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Klein BA, Lemon KP, Gajare P, Jospin G, Eisen JA, Coil DA. Draft Genome Sequences of Dermacoccus nishinomiyaensis Strains UCD-KPL2534 and UCD-KPL2528 Isolated from an Indoor Track Facility. Genome Announc. 2017 Feb 23; 5(8). PMID: 28232444.
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  2. Klein BA, Lemon KP, Faller LL, Jospin G, Eisen JA, Coil DA. Draft Genome Sequence of Curtobacterium sp. Strain UCD-KPL2560 (Phylum Actinobacteria). Genome Announc. 2016 Oct 06; 4(5). PMID: 27795241.
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  3. Ramsey MM, Freire MO, Gabrilska RA, Rumbaugh KP, Lemon KP. Staphylococcus aureus Shifts toward Commensalism in Response to Corynebacterium Species. Front Microbiol. 2016; 7:1230. PMID: 27582729; PMCID: PMC4988121.
  4. Brugger SD, Bomar L, Lemon KP. Commensal-Pathogen Interactions along the Human Nasal Passages. PLoS Pathog. 2016 Jul; 12(7):e1005633. PMID: 27389401; PMCID: PMC4936728.
  5. Bomar L, Brugger SD, Yost BH, Davies SS, Lemon KP. Corynebacterium accolens Releases Antipneumococcal Free Fatty Acids from Human Nostril and Skin Surface Triacylglycerols. MBio. 2016 Jan 05; 7(1):e01725-15. PMID: 26733066; PMCID: PMC4725001.
  6. Franzosa EA, Huang K, Meadow JF, Gevers D, Lemon KP, Bohannan BJ, Huttenhower C. Identifying personal microbiomes using metagenomic codes. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Jun 02; 112(22):E2930-8. PMID: 25964341; PMCID: PMC4460507 [Available on 12/02/15].
  7. Wollenberg MS, Claesen J, Escapa IF, Aldridge KL, Fischbach MA, Lemon KP. Propionibacterium-produced coproporphyrin III induces Staphylococcus aureus aggregation and biofilm formation. MBio. 2014 Jul 22; 5(4):e01286-14. PMID: 25053784; PMCID: PMC4120196.
  8. Segata N, Haake SK, Mannon P, Lemon KP, Waldron L, Gevers D, Huttenhower C, Izard J. Composition of the adult digestive tract bacterial microbiome based on seven mouth surfaces, tonsils, throat and stool samples. Genome Biol. 2012 Jun 14; 13(6):R42. PMID: 22698087; PMCID: PMC3446314.
  9. Lemon KP, Armitage GC, Relman DA, Fischbach MA. Microbiota-targeted therapies: an ecological perspective. Sci Transl Med. 2012 Jun 06; 4(137):137rv5. PMID: 22674555.
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  10. Nyame TT, Lemon KP, Kolter R, Liao EC. High-throughput assay for bacterial adhesion on acellular dermal matrices and synthetic surgical materials. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Nov; 128(5):1061-8. PMID: 22030489; PMCID: PMC3766523.
  11. Lemon KP, Klepac-Ceraj V, Schiffer HK, Brodie EL, Lynch SV, Kolter R. Comparative analyses of the bacterial microbiota of the human nostril and oropharynx. MBio. 2010 Jun 22; 1(3). PMID: 20802827; PMCID: PMC2925076.
  12. Lemon KP, Freitag NE, Kolter R. The virulence regulator PrfA promotes biofilm formation by Listeria monocytogenes. J Bacteriol. 2010 Aug; 192(15):3969-76. PMID: 20511507; PMCID: PMC2916369.
  13. Klepac-Ceraj V, Lemon KP, Martin TR, Allgaier M, Kembel SW, Knapp AA, Lory S, Brodie EL, Lynch SV, Bohannan BJ, Green JL, Maurer BA, Kolter R. Relationship between cystic fibrosis respiratory tract bacterial communities and age, genotype, antibiotics and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Environ Microbiol. 2010 May; 12(5):1293-303. PMID: 20192960.
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  14. Lemon KP, Earl AM, Vlamakis HC, Aguilar C, Kolter R. Biofilm development with an emphasis on Bacillus subtilis. Curr Top Microbiol Immunol. 2008; 322:1-16. PMID: 18453269; PMCID: PMC2397442.
  15. Lemon KP, Higgins DE, Kolter R. Flagellar motility is critical for Listeria monocytogenes biofilm formation. J Bacteriol. 2007 Jun; 189(12):4418-24. PMID: 17416647; PMCID: PMC1913361.
  16. Lemon KP, Moriya S, Ogasawara N, Grossman AD. Chromosome replication and segregation. Bacillus subtilis and its closest relatives: From genes to cells. Sonenshein AL, Hoch JA, Losick R, editors. 2002; 73-86.
  17. Lemon KP, Grossman AD. The extrusion-capture model for chromosome partitioning in bacteria. Genes Dev. 2001 Aug 15; 15(16):2031-41. PMID: 11511534.
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  18. Lemon KP, Kurtser I, Grossman AD. Effects of replication termination mutants on chromosome partitioning in Bacillus subtilis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2001 Jan 02; 98(1):212-7. PMID: 11134515; PMCID: PMC14570.
  19. Lemon KP, Grossman AD. Movement of replicating DNA through a stationary replisome. Mol Cell. 2000 Dec; 6(6):1321-30. PMID: 11163206.
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  20. Katherine Paige Lemon. DNA replication and chromosome partitioning in Bacillus subtilis. 2000.
  21. Lemon KP, Kurtser I, Wu J, Grossman AD. Control of initiation of sporulation by replication initiation genes in Bacillus subtilis. J Bacteriol. 2000 May; 182(10):2989-91. PMID: 10781575; PMCID: PMC102015.
  22. Lemon KP, Grossman AD. Localization of bacterial DNA polymerase: evidence for a factory model of replication. Science. 1998 Nov 20; 282(5393):1516-9. PMID: 9822387.
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  23. Monfar M, Lemon KP, Grammer TC, Cheatham L, Chung J, Vlahos CJ, Blenis J. Activation of pp70/85 S6 kinases in interleukin-2-responsive lymphoid cells is mediated by phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase and inhibited by cyclic AMP. Mol Cell Biol. 1995 Jan; 15(1):326-37. PMID: 7528328; PMCID: PMC231963.
  24. Chung J, Grammer TC, Lemon KP, Kazlauskas A, Blenis J. PDGF- and insulin-dependent pp70S6k activation mediated by phosphatidylinositol-3-OH kinase. Nature. 1994 Jul 07; 370(6484):71-5. PMID: 8015612.
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  25. Dumont FJ, Altmeyer A, Kastner C, Fischer PA, Lemon KP, Chung J, Blenis J, Staruch MJ. Relationship between multiple biologic effects of rapamycin and the inhibition of pp70S6 protein kinase activity. Analysis in mutant clones of a T cell lymphoma. J Immunol. 1994 Feb 01; 152(3):992-1003. PMID: 8301150.
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