2015, 12(4): xvii-xxii. doi: 10.3934/mbe.2015.12.4xvii

Studying microbiology with Glenn F. Webb

1. 

Human Microbiome Program, Division of Translational Medicine, Department of Medicine, Department of Microbiology, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, NY 10016, United States

Published  April 2015

I began working with Glenn F. Webb in 1997. At that time, I was on the faculty of Vanderbilt University, in the School of Medicine, in the Department of Medicine, in its Division of Infectious Diseases. As with mathematics, modern medicine has its different disciplines (e.g. Surgery and Internal Medicine), and then further subdivisions (e.g. Cardiology and Infectious Diseases). Within Internal Medicine, most of the divisions are based on the treatment of conditions that relate to a single organ or group of organs -- the heart, the lungs, the kidneys, the digestive system. But the discipline of Infectious Diseases was based on a different concept: the war between humans and microbes.

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Citation: Martin J. Blaser. Studying microbiology with Glenn F. Webb. Mathematical Biosciences & Engineering, 2015, 12 (4) : xvii-xxii. doi: 10.3934/mbe.2015.12.4xvii
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[1]

J. R. Warren and B. J. Marshall, Unidentified curved bacilli on gastric epithelium in active gastritis,, Lancet, i (1983), 1273.

[2]

E. Hentschel, G. Brandstatter, B. Dragosics, A. M. Hirschl, H. Nemec, K. Schutze, M. Taufer and H. Wurzer, Effect of ranitidine and amoxicillin plus metronidazole on the eradication of Helicobacter pylori and the recurrence of duodenal ulcer,, N Engl J Med, 328 (1993), 308. doi: 10.1056/NEJM199302043280503.

[3]

M. J. Blaser, Hypotheses on the pathogenesis and natural history of Helicobacter pylori-induced inflammation,, Gastroenterology, 102 (1992), 720.

[4]

D. E. Kirschner and M. J. Blaser, The dynamics of Helicobacter pylori infection of the human stomach,, Journal of Theoretical Biology, 176 (1995), 281. doi: 10.1006/jtbi.1995.0198.

[5]

M. J. Blaser and D. Kirschner, Dynamics of Helicobacter pylori colonization in relation to the host response,, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 96 (1999), 8359. doi: 10.1073/pnas.96.15.8359.

[6]

P. G. Falk, A. J. Syder, J. L. Guruge, D. Kirschner, M. J. Blaser and J. I. Gordon, Theoretical and experimental approaches for studying factors that define the relationship between Helicobacter pylori and its host,, Trends in Microbiology, 8 (2000), 321.

[7]

M. J. Blaser and D. Kirschner, The equilibria that permit bacterial persistence in human hosts,, Nature, 449 (2007), 843.

[8]

H. P. Wirth, M. Yang, R. M. Peek, K. T. Tham and M J. Blaser, Helicobacter pylori Lewis expression is related to the host Lewis phenotype,, Gastroenterology, 113 (1997), 1091. doi: 10.1053/gast.1997.v113.pm9322503.

[9]

G. F. Webb and M. J. Blaser, Dynamics of bacterial phenotype selection in a colonized host,, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 99 (2002), 3135. doi: 10.1073/pnas.042685799.

[10]

G. F. Webb and M. J. Blaser, Mailborne transmission of anthrax: Modeling and implications,, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 99 (2002), 7027.

[11]

G. F. Webb, M. J. Blaser, H. Zhu, S. Ardal and J. Wu, Critical role of nosocomial transmission in the Toronto SARS outbreak,, Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, 1 (2004), 1. doi: 10.3934/mbe.2004.1.1.

[12]

G. F. Webb, Y-H Hsieh, J. Wu and M. J. Blaser, Pre-symptomatic influenza transmission, surveillance, and school closings: Implications for novel influenza A (H1N1),, Mathematical Modeling of Natural Phenomena, 5 (2010), 191. doi: 10.1051/mmnp/20105312.

[13]

M. J. Blaser and G. F. Webb, Host demise as a beneficial function of indigenous microbiota in human hosts,, mBio, 5 (2014), 02262. doi: 10.1128/mBio.02262-14.

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References:
[1]

J. R. Warren and B. J. Marshall, Unidentified curved bacilli on gastric epithelium in active gastritis,, Lancet, i (1983), 1273.

[2]

E. Hentschel, G. Brandstatter, B. Dragosics, A. M. Hirschl, H. Nemec, K. Schutze, M. Taufer and H. Wurzer, Effect of ranitidine and amoxicillin plus metronidazole on the eradication of Helicobacter pylori and the recurrence of duodenal ulcer,, N Engl J Med, 328 (1993), 308. doi: 10.1056/NEJM199302043280503.

[3]

M. J. Blaser, Hypotheses on the pathogenesis and natural history of Helicobacter pylori-induced inflammation,, Gastroenterology, 102 (1992), 720.

[4]

D. E. Kirschner and M. J. Blaser, The dynamics of Helicobacter pylori infection of the human stomach,, Journal of Theoretical Biology, 176 (1995), 281. doi: 10.1006/jtbi.1995.0198.

[5]

M. J. Blaser and D. Kirschner, Dynamics of Helicobacter pylori colonization in relation to the host response,, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 96 (1999), 8359. doi: 10.1073/pnas.96.15.8359.

[6]

P. G. Falk, A. J. Syder, J. L. Guruge, D. Kirschner, M. J. Blaser and J. I. Gordon, Theoretical and experimental approaches for studying factors that define the relationship between Helicobacter pylori and its host,, Trends in Microbiology, 8 (2000), 321.

[7]

M. J. Blaser and D. Kirschner, The equilibria that permit bacterial persistence in human hosts,, Nature, 449 (2007), 843.

[8]

H. P. Wirth, M. Yang, R. M. Peek, K. T. Tham and M J. Blaser, Helicobacter pylori Lewis expression is related to the host Lewis phenotype,, Gastroenterology, 113 (1997), 1091. doi: 10.1053/gast.1997.v113.pm9322503.

[9]

G. F. Webb and M. J. Blaser, Dynamics of bacterial phenotype selection in a colonized host,, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 99 (2002), 3135. doi: 10.1073/pnas.042685799.

[10]

G. F. Webb and M. J. Blaser, Mailborne transmission of anthrax: Modeling and implications,, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 99 (2002), 7027.

[11]

G. F. Webb, M. J. Blaser, H. Zhu, S. Ardal and J. Wu, Critical role of nosocomial transmission in the Toronto SARS outbreak,, Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, 1 (2004), 1. doi: 10.3934/mbe.2004.1.1.

[12]

G. F. Webb, Y-H Hsieh, J. Wu and M. J. Blaser, Pre-symptomatic influenza transmission, surveillance, and school closings: Implications for novel influenza A (H1N1),, Mathematical Modeling of Natural Phenomena, 5 (2010), 191. doi: 10.1051/mmnp/20105312.

[13]

M. J. Blaser and G. F. Webb, Host demise as a beneficial function of indigenous microbiota in human hosts,, mBio, 5 (2014), 02262. doi: 10.1128/mBio.02262-14.

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