Research Faculty

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Education and Training
Ph.D. 1993 State University of New York
M.D. 1983

Fann Wu, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology &
Cell Biology at the Columbia University
Medical Center
Research Summary

Molecular pathology of infectious diseases, with special interest in the development of new molecular assays for the detection, identification, and epidemiologic analysis of infectious microorganisms.
Selected Publications

Carey AJ, Della-Latta P, Huard R, Wu F, Graham PL 3rd, Carp D, Saiman L. Changes in the molecular epidemiological characteristics of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a neonatal intensive care unit. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010. Jun; 31(6):613-9.

Morgan M, Marlowe E, Della-Latta P, Salimnia H, Novak-Weekley S, Wu F, Crystal BS. Multicenter evaluation of a new shortened peptide nucleic acid fluorescence in situ hybridization procedure for species identification of select gram-negative bacilli from blood cultures. J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Jun; 48(6):2268-70.

Top KA, Huard RC, Fox Z, Wu F, Whittier S, Della-Latta P, Saiman L, Ratner AJ. Trends in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus anovaginal colonization in pregnant women in 2005 versus 2009. J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Oct;48(10):3675-80.

Stotler BA, Reich-Slotky R, Schwartz J, Inabnet WB, Lee J, Wu F, Della-Latta P, Jhang JS. Quality monitoring of microbial contamination of cryopreserved parathyroid tissue. Cell Tissue Bank. 2011 May;12(2):111-6.

Lat A, Clock SA, Wu F, Whittier S, Della-Latta P, Fauntleroy K, Jenkins SG, Saiman L, Kubin CJ. Comparison of Polymyxin B, Tigecycline, Cefepime, and Meropenem MICs for KPC-Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae by Broth Microdilution, Vitek 2, and Etest. J Clin Microbiol. 2011 May;49(5):1795-8.

Della-Latta P, Salimnia H, Painter T, Wu F, Procop GW, Wilson DA, Gillespie W, Mender A, Crystal BS. Identification of Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Blood Cultures: a Multicenter Performance Evaluation of a Three-Color Peptide Nucleic Acid Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization Assay. J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Jun;49(6):2259-61.

Schuetz AN, Huard RC, Eshoo MW, Massire C, Della-Latta P, Wu F, Jenkins SG. Identification of a novel Acinetobacter baumannii clone in a US hospital outbreak by multilocus polymerase chain reaction/electrospray-ionization mass spectrometry. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2012 Jan;72(1):14-9.

Francis RO, Wu F, Della-Latta P, Shi J, Whittier S. Rapid detection of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase genes in enterobacteriaceae directly from blood culture bottles by real-time PCR. Am J Clin Pathol. 2012 Apr;137(4):627-32.

Deck MK, Anderson ES, Buckner RJ, Colasante G, Coull JM, Crystal B, Della Latta P, Fuchs M, Fuller D, Harris W, Hazen K, Klimas LL, Lindao D, Meltzer MC, Morgan M, Shepard J, Stevens S, Wu F, Fiandaca MJ. Multicenter evaluation of the Staphylococcus QuickFISH method for simultaneous identification of Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative staphylococci directly from blood culture bottles in less than 30 minutes. J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Jun; 50(6):1994-8.

Schuetz AN, Huard RC, Eshoo MW, Massire C, Della-Latta P, Wu F, Jenkins SG. Identification of a novel Acinetobacter baumannii clone in a US hospital outbreak by multilocus polymerase chain reaction/electrospray-ionization mass spectrometry. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 72(1):14-9, 2012.

Committees , Council, and Professional Society Memberships

American Society of Microbiology
Association of Molecular Pathology
Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Treasurer, Chinese American Association for Clinical Microbiologist

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