TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Molecular Virology & Microbiology
AddressOne Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX 77030
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    TitleAssociate Professor
    InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
    DepartmentDepartment of Pediatrics
    DivisionPediatrics-Infectious Diseases

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    R35GM141806     (LEMON, KATHERINE PAIGE)Apr 1, 2021 - Mar 31, 2026
    Mechanisms of Corynebacterium-Dolosigranulum Interactions that Shape Human Nasal Microbiota
    Role: Principal Investigator

    Microbiome Discovery and Mechanisms to Combat Antibiotic Resistance at Mucosal Surfaces
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

    R01GM117174     (LEMON, KATHERINE PAIGE)Feb 1, 2016 - Jan 31, 2021
    Impact of Commensal Corynebacterium Species on Pathogen Colonization and Microbiota Composition
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01AI101018     (LEMON, KATHERINE PAIGE)Aug 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2021
    Antibiotics from nose and throat commensals that impact pathogen colonization
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Ahmed N, Joglekar P, Deming C, NISC Comparative Sequencing Program, Lemon KP, Kong HH, Segre JA, Conlan S. Genomic characterization of the C. tuberculostearicum species complex, a prominent member of the human skin microbiome. mSystems. 2023 Dec 21; 8(6):e0063223. PMID: 38126779; PMCID: PMC10790575.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. NISC Comparative Sequencing Program, Ahmed NM, Joglekar P, Deming C, Lemon KP, Kong HH, Segre JA, Conlan S. Genomic characterization of the C. tuberculostearicum species complex, a ubiquitous member of the human skin microbiome. bioRxiv. 2023 Jun 17. PMID: 37502876; PMCID: PMC10370181.
    3. Dedrick S, Warrier V, Lemon KP, Momeni B. When does a Lotka-Volterra model represent microbial interactions? Insights from in vitro nasal bacterial communities. mSystems. 2023 Jun 29; 8(3):e0075722. PMID: 37278524; PMCID: PMC10308948.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    4. Tran TH, Roberts AQ, Escapa IF, Gao W, Segre JA, Kong HH, Conlan S, Kelly MS, Lemon KP. Metabolic capabilities are highly conserved among human nasal-associated Corynebacterium species in pangenomic analyses. bioRxiv. 2023 Jun 05. PMID: 37333201; PMCID: PMC10274666.
    5. Flores Ramos S, Brugger SD, Escapa IF, Skeete CA, Cotton SL, Eslami SM, Gao W, Bomar L, Tran TH, Jones DS, Minot S, Roberts RJ, Johnston CD, Lemon KP. Genomic Stability and Genetic Defense Systems in Dolosigranulum pigrum, a Candidate Beneficial Bacterium from the Human Microbiome. mSystems. 2021 Oct 26; 6(5):e0042521. PMID: 34546072; PMCID: PMC8547433.
      Citations: 1     
    6. Bird C, Winzor G, Lemon K, Moffat A, Newton T, Gray J. A Pragmatic Study to Evaluate the Use of a Rapid Diagnostic Test to Detect Group A Streptococcal Pharyngitis in Children With the Aim of Reducing Antibiotic Use in a UK Emergency Department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2021 May 01; 37(5):e249-e251. PMID: 30045356.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    7. Frey PM, Baer J, Bergada-Pijuan J, Lawless C, Kouyos RD, Lemon KP, Zinkernagel AS, Brugger SD, B?hler PK. Quantifying Variation in Bacterial Reproductive Fitness: a High-Throughput Method. mSystems. 2021 Feb 02; 6(1). PMID: 33531411; PMCID: PMC7857537.
    8. Claesen J, Spagnolo JB, Ramos SF, Kurita KL, Byrd AL, Aksenov AA, Melnik AV, Wong WR, Wang S, Hernandez RD, Donia MS, Dorrestein PC, Kong HH, Segre JA, Linington RG, Fischbach MA, Lemon KP. A Cutibacterium acnes antibiotic modulates human skin microbiota composition in hair follicles. Sci Transl Med. 2020 11 18; 12(570). PMID: 33208503; PMCID: PMC8478231.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    9. Lemon KP. Human nasal microbiota. Curr Biol. 2020 10 05; 30(19):R1118-R1119. PMID: 33022252.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    10. Brugger SD, Eslami SM, Pettigrew MM, Escapa IF, Henke MT, Kong Y, Lemon KP. Dolosigranulum pigrum Cooperation and Competition in Human Nasal Microbiota. mSphere. 2020 09 09; 5(5). PMID: 32907957; PMCID: PMC7485692.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    11. F Escapa I, Huang Y, Chen T, Lin M, Kokaras A, Dewhirst FE, Lemon KP. Construction of habitat-specific training sets to achieve species-level assignment in 16S rRNA gene datasets. Microbiome. 2020 05 15; 8(1):65. PMID: 32414415; PMCID: PMC7291764.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    12. Johnston CD, Cotton SL, Rittling SR, Starr JR, Borisy GG, Dewhirst FE, Lemon KP. Systematic evasion of the restriction-modification barrier in bacteria. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 06 04; 116(23):11454-11459. PMID: 31097593; PMCID: PMC6561282.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    13. Escapa IF, Chen T, Huang Y, Gajare P, Dewhirst FE, Lemon KP. New Insights into Human Nostril Microbiome from the Expanded Human Oral Microbiome Database (eHOMD): a Resource for the Microbiome of the Human Aerodigestive Tract. mSystems. 2018 Nov-Dec; 3(6). PMID: 30534599; PMCID: PMC6280432.
      Citations: 125     
    14. Markey L, Shaban L, Green ER, Lemon KP, Mecsas J, Kumamoto CA. Pre-colonization with the commensal fungus Candida albicans reduces murine susceptibility to Clostridium difficile infection. Gut Microbes. 2018 11 02; 9(6):497-509. PMID: 29667487; PMCID: PMC6287688.
      Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    15. Bomar L, Brugger SD, Lemon KP. Bacterial microbiota of the nasal passages across the span of human life. Curr Opin Microbiol. 2018 02; 41:8-14. PMID: 29156371; PMCID: PMC5862745.
      Citations: 34     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    16. 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; PMCID: PMC5323623.
      Citations: 2     
    17. 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; PMCID: PMC5054313.
      Citations: 3     
    18. 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.
      Citations: 82     
    19. Brugger SD, Bomar L, Lemon KP. Commensal-Pathogen Interactions along the Human Nasal Passages. PLoS Pathog. 2016 07; 12(7):e1005633. PMID: 27389401; PMCID: PMC4936728.
      Citations: 40     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. 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.
      Citations: 101     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    21. 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.
      Citations: 158     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. 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.
      Citations: 43     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    23. 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.
      Citations: 404     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    24. 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; PMCID: PMC5725196.
      Citations: 109     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. 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.
      Citations: 143     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    26. 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.
      Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    27. 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.
      Citations: 102     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    28. 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.
      Citations: 123     Fields:    Translation:Cells
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