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Professor Ross Fitzgerald

Professor Ross Fitzgerald

Personal Chair of Molecular Bacteriology

Highlighted Publications

Livestock origin for a human pandemic clone of community-associated MRSA

Laura Spoor, Paul McAdam, Lucy A. Weinert, Andrew Rambaut, Henrik Hasman, Frank M. Aarestrup, Angela M. Kearns, Anders F. Larsen, Robert L. Skov, Ross Fitzgerald mBio Vol: 13 13 Aug 2013

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A genomic portrait of the emergence, evolution, and global spread of a methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus pandemic

Paul McAdam, J Ross Fitzgerald and 35 others Genome Research Vol: 23 Pages: 653-664 Apr 2013

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Molecular tracing of the emergence, adaptation, and transmission of hospital-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

P. R. McAdam, K. E. Templeton, G. F. Edwards, M. T. Holden, E. J. Feil, D. M. Aanensen, H. J. Bargawi, B. G. Spratt, S. D. Bentley, J. Parkhill, M. C. Enright, A. Holmes, E. K. Girvan, P. A. Godfrey, M. Feldgarden, A. M. Kearns, A. Rambaut, D. A. Robinson, J. R. Fitzgerald Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Vol: 109 Pages: 9107-9112 Jun 2012

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Adaptation of Staphylococcus aureus to ruminant and equine hosts involves SaPI-carried variants of von Willebrand factor-binding protein

D. Viana, J. Blanco, M.A. Tormo-Mas, L. Selva, C.M. Guinane, R. Baselga, J.M. Corpa, I. Lasa, R.P. Novick, J.R. Fitzgerald, J.R. Penades Molecular Microbiology Vol: 77 Pages: 1583-1594 Sep 2010

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Recent human-to-poultry host jump, adaptation, and pandemic spread of Staphylococcus aureus

Bethan V Lowder, Caitriona M Guinane, Nouri L Ben Zakour, Lucy A Weinert, Andrew Conway-Morris, Robyn A Cartwright, A John Simpson, Andrew Rambaut, Ulrich Nübel, J Ross Fitzgerald Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Vol: 106 Pages: 19545-50 2009

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A Novel Core Genome-Encoded Superantigen Contributes to Lethality of Community-Associated MRSA Necrotizing Pneumonia

G.J. Wilson, K.S. Seo, R.A. Cartwright, T. Connelley, O.N. Chuang-Smith, J.A. Merriman, C.M. Guinane, J.Y. Park, G.A. Bohach, P.M. Schlievert, W.I. Morrison, J.R. Fitzgerald PLoS Pathogens Vol: 7 Pages: e1002271 2011

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Pathogenomic analysis of the common bovine Staphylococcus aureus clone (ET3): emergence of a virulent subtype with potential risk to public health

C. M. Guinane, D. E. Sturdevant, L. Herron-Olson, M. Otto, D. S. Smyth, A. E. Villaruz, V. Kapur, P. J. Hartigan, C. J. Smyth, J. R. Fitzgerald The Journal of Infectious Diseases Vol: 197 Pages: 205-213 Jan 2008

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