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  1. Whiteson, K., Agrawal, S., Agrawal, A. (2017) Differential responses of human dendritic cells to metabolites from the oral/airway microbiome. Clinical and Experimental Immunology 2017 Feb 14. doi: 10.1111/cei.12943. [Epub ahead of print])
  1. Phan, J., Meinardi, S., Barletta, B., Blake, D., and Whiteson, K. (2017) Stable isotope profiles reveal active production of VOCs from human-associated microbes. Journal of Breath Research. doi: 10.1088/1752-7163/aa5833. [Epub ahead of print].

24. Bos, L. D. J., Meinardi, S., Blake, D., and Whiteson, K. (2016) Bacteria in the airways of patients with cystic fibrosis are genetically capable of producing VOCs in breath. J. Breath Res. 10, 047103.

23. Quinn, R. A., Whiteson, K., Lim, Y. W., Zhao, J., Conrad, D., LiPuma, J. J., Rohwer, F., and Widder, S. (2016) Ecological networking of cystic fibrosis lung infections. npj Biofilms and Microbiomes 2, 4.

22. Quinn, R. A., Lim, Y. W., Mak, T. D., Whiteson, K., Furlan, M., Conrad, D., Rohwer, F., and Dorrestein, P. (2016) Metabolomics of pulmonary exacerbations reveals the personalized nature of cystic fibrosis disease. PeerJ 4, e2174.

21. Quinn, R. A., Phelan, V. V., Whiteson, K., Garg, N., Bailey, B. A., Lim, Y. W., Conrad, D. J., Dorrestein, P. C., and Rohwer, F. L. (2015) Microbial, host and xenobiotic diversity in the cystic fibrosis sputum metabolome. ISME J. 10.1038/ismej.2015.207 [Epub ahead of print]

20. Quinn, R.A, Whiteson, K., Lim, Y.W., Conrad, D., Candido, A., Salamon, P., and Rohwer, F. (2015) A Winogradsky-Based Culture System Shows an Association between Microbial Fermentation and Cystic Fibrosis Exacerbation. ISME Journal. 9(4):1024-38.

19. Whiteson K.L., Lazarevic V., Tangomo M., Girard M., Francois P., Schrenzel J. and the GESNOMA study group (2014). NOMA affected children from Niger have distinct oral microbial communities. Plos Neglected Tropical Disease, 8(12):e3240.

18. Whiteson, K., Bailey, B., Bergkessel, M., Conrad, D., Delhaes, L., Felts, B., J. Kirk Harris, R. Hunter, Y.W. Lim, H. Maughan, R. Quinn, P. Salamon, J. Sullivan, B.D. Wagner, P.B. Rainey (2014). The upper respiratory tract as a microbial source for pulmonary infections: Parallels from Island Biogeography. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 189(11):1309-15.

17. Quinn, R.A., Hester, E., Lim, Y.W. , Conrad, D., Rohwer, F., and Whiteson, K. (2014) Biogeochemical forces shape the composition and physiology of polymicrobial communities in the Cystic Fibrosis lung. mBio 18;5(2):e00956-13. *** highlighted in several news articles and blogs: Molloy, S. A metabolic milieu. Nature Reviews Microbiology 12, 315 (2014); ***

16. Whiteson, K., Meinardi, S., Lim, Y.W., Schmieder, R., Quinn, R., Maughan, H., Blake, D.R., Conrad, D., Rohwer, F. 2014 Breath gas metabolites and bacterial metagenomes from Cystic Fibrosis airways indicate active pH neutral 2,3-butanedione fermentation. ISMEJ 8, 1247–1258. *** highlighted in several news articles and blogs:

15. Whiteson, K., Hernandez, D., Lazarevic, L., Gaia, N., Farinelli, F., François, P., Pilo, P., Frey, J., Schrenzel, J. (2014) A genomic perspective on a new bacterial genus and species from the Alcaligenaceae family, Basilea psittacopulmonis DSM 24701. BMC Genomics 15:169.  *** highly accessed

14. Barr, J. J., Auro, R., Furlan, M., Whiteson, K. L., Erb, M. L., Pogliano, J., Stotland, A., Wolkowicz, R., Cutting, A. S., Doran, K. S., Salamon, P., Youle, M., and Rohwer, F. (2013) Bacteriophage adhering to mucus provide a non–host-derived immunity. PNAS 110, 10771–10776. Highlighted in: *** Meyer, J. R. (2013) Sticky bacteriophage protect animal cells. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 110, 10475–10476. *** Wootton, L. (2013) Phage biology: A new barrier at mucosal surfaces. Nat. Rev. Microbiol. 11, 430–431. *** Microbiomics: A virus shield. The Economist, May 25, 2013. *** Friendly Viruses Protect Us Against Bacteria. Science, May 20, 2013. *** Yong, E. (2013) Viruses in the gut protect from infection. Nature. *** Zimmer, C. (2013) Meet Your New Symbionts: Trillions of Viruses. National Geographic *** Zielinska, E. (2013) Protective Phages Viruses that attack bacteria may be an important component of our gut microbiota. The Scientist

13. Lazarevic, V., Manzano, S., Gaia, N., Girard, M., Whiteson, K., Hibbs, J., Francois, P., Gervaix, A., and Schrenzel, J. (2013) Effects of amoxicillin treatment on the salivary microbiota in children with acute otitis media. Clin Microbiol Infect 19: E335–E342.

12. Lim, Y. W., Schmieder, R., Haynes, M., Furlan, M., Matthews, T. D., Whiteson, K., Poole, S. J., Hayes, C. S., Low, D. A., Maughan, H., Edwards, R., Conrad, D., and Rohwer, F. (2013) Mechanistic Model of Rothia mucilaginosa Adaptation toward Persistence in the CF Lung, Based on a Genome Reconstructed from Metagenomic Data. PLoS ONE 8, e64285.

11. Reyes, A., Semenkovich, N.P., Whiteson, K., Rohwer, F., Gordon, J.I. (2012) Going viral: next-generation sequencing applied to phage populations in the human gut. Nat. Rev. Microbiol. 10, 607–617.

10. Bolivar, I.*, Whiteson, K.*, Stadelmann, B., Baratti-Mayer, D., Gizard, Y., Mombelli, A., Pittet, D., Schrenzel, J., 2012. Bacterial diversity in oral samples of children in Niger with acute NOMA, acute necrotizing gingivitis, and healthy controls. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6, e1556.
* contributed equally

9. Fischer, A., Whiteson, K., Lazarevic, V., Hibbs, J., Francois, P., Schrenzel, J. (2012) Infant gut microbial colonization and health: recent findings from metagenomics studies. Journal of Integrated OMICS.

8. Lazarevic, V., Whiteson, K., Gaïa, N., Gizard, Y., Hernandez, D., Farinelli, L., Osterås, M., François, P., Schrenzel, J. (2012). Analysis of the salivary microbiome using culture-independent techniques. J Clin Bioinformatics 2, 4.

7. Stenz, L., Francois, P., Whiteson, K., Wolz, C., Linder, P., Schrenzel, J. (2011). The CodY pleiotropic repressor controls virulence in gram-positive pathogens. FEMS Immunol. Med. Microbiol. 62, 123–139.

6. Lazarevic, V., Whiteson, K., François, P., Schrenzel, J. (2010). The salivary microbiome, assessed by a high-throughput and culture-independent approach. Journal of Integrated OMICS 1, 28–35.

5. Lazarevic, V., Whiteson, K., Hernandez, D., François, P., Schrenzel, J. (2010). Study of inter- and intra-individual variations in the salivary microbiota. BMC Genomics 11, 523.

4. Lazarevic, V.*, Whiteson, K.*, Huse, S., Hernandez, D., Farinelli, L., Osterås, M., Schrenzel, J., François, P. (2009). Metagenomic study of the oral microbiota by Illumina high-throughput sequencing. J. Microbiol. Methods 79, 266–271.
* contributed equally ** Top 25 hottest articles, #1, October – December 2009

3. Whiteson, K.L., Rice, P.A. (2008). Binding and catalytic contributions to site recognition by flp recombinase. J. Biol. Chem. 283, 11414–11423.

2. Whiteson, K.L., Chen, Y., Chopra, N., Raymond, A.C., Rice, P.A. (2007). Identification of a potential general acid/base in the reversible phosphoryl transfer reactions catalyzed by tyrosine recombinases: Flp H305. Chem. Biol. 14, 121–129.

1. Grindley, N.D.F., Whiteson, K.L., Rice, P.A. (2006). Mechanisms of site-specific recombination. Annu. Rev. Biochem. 75, 567–605.