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Richard V . Goering, PhD

Professor

Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Richard Goering

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School of Medicine
Med Microbiology & Immunology
Medical Microbiology and Immunology (Doctorate)
Medical Microbiology and Immunology (Master of Science)
Graduate School
CRISS II - Criss 2

Richard V . Goering, PhD

Professor

Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Examples of the most recent publications can be obtained from this PubMed link.

Research Focus

My laboratory is actively involved in the application of molecular techniques to the diagnosis, study of antibiotic resistance, and the epidemiological analysis (i.e., molecular epidemiology) of infectious diseases with a special emphasis on Clostridium difficile, staphylococci, and staphylococcal diseases. We are especially interested in the impact whole genome sequencing (WGS) is having on these areas of investigation.  Especially with regard to epidemiological analysis, the use of WGS remains in need of clarified sequencing protocols and guidelines for bioinformatic data analysis and interpretation - areas we are actively pursuing with a variety of collaborators both corporate and academic.

Department

Med. Microbiology & Immunology

Position

Professor

Books

  • Microbial Drug Resistance
    1. Chung, M, H. De Lencastre, P. Matthews, A. Tomaz, I. Adamsson, M. A. De Sousa, T. Camou, C. Cocuzza, A. Corso, I. Couto, A. Dominguez, M. Gniadkowski, R. Goering, A. Gomes, K. Kikuchi, A. Marchese, R. Mato, O. Melter, D. Oliveira, R. Palacio, R. Sa-Leao, I. Santos Sanches, J-H. Song, P. T. Tassios, and P. Villari. 2000. Molecular Typing of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus by Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis: Comparison of Results Obtained in a Multilaboratory Effort Using Identical Protocols and MRSA Strains. Microb. Drug Resist. 6:189-198., p. 189-198 2000
  • Clinical Microbiology Infectious Disease
    2. Goering, R.V., C-E Nord, R. Hare, F. Sabatelli, and the Ziracin Susceptibility Testing Group. 2000. In vitro activity of evernimicin and selected antibiotics against methicillin-resistant staphylococci: a 24-country study. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. 6:549-556 , p. 549-556 2000
  • Rev. Med. Microbiol.
    3. Goering, R.V. 2000. The molecular epidemiology of nosocomial infection: past, present, and future. Rev. Med. Microbiol. 11:1-8., p. 1-8 2000
  • Academic Medicine
    4. Goering, R.V. 2000. Rapid test methods. In APIC text of infection control and epidemiology. Association for Professionals in Infection and Control and Epidemiology, Inc., Washington, DC. Chapter 70, pp. 1-10., p. 1-10 2000
  • Microbiol. Med.
    5. Goering, R.V. 2000. How to select and interpret molecular methods for epidemiological study of bacterial infections. Microbiol. Med. 15:92, p. 92 2000

Articles

  • Journal of Clinical Microbiology
    , Kristina Kadlec, Stefan Schwarz, Richard V Goering, J Scott Weese 2015. Direct repeat unit (dru) typing of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius from dogs and cats
    53, p. 3760-3765 2015
  • Clinical Microbiology Infectious Disease
    Nimmo, G.R., J.A. Steen, S. Monecke, R. Ehricht, P. Slickers, J.C. Thomas, S. Appleton, R.V. Goering, D.A. Robinson, and G.W. Coombs. ST2249-MRSA-III: a second major recombinant methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clone causing healthcare infection in the 1970s.
    21, p. 444-450 2015
  • J Clinical Microbiology
    Spinali S, A. van Belkum, R.V. Goering, V. Girard, M. Welker, M. Van Nuenen, D.H. Pincus, M. Arsac, and G. Durand. Microbial typing by MALDI-TOF MS: do we need guidance for data interpretation?
    53, p. 760-765 2015
  • Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
    Lopez-Valladares, G., M. L. Danielsson-Tham, R. V. Goering, and W. Tham. 2015. Division of Human Listeria monocytogenes Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE) Types Belonging to Lineage I (Serovar 4b, 1/2b, and 3b) into PFGE Groups
    12, p. 447-453 2015
  • Journal of Clinical Microbiology
    Leopold, S. R., R. V. Goering, A. Witten, D. Harmsen, and A. Mellmann. Bacterial whole genome sequencing revisited: portable, scalable and standardized analysis for typing and detection of virulence and antibiotic resistance genes
    52, p. 2365-2370 2014
  • Antimicrob Agents Chemother
    Tickler, I. A., R. V. Goering, J. D. Whitmore, A. N. Lynn, D. H. Persing, and F. C. Tenover. Strain Types and Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns of Clostridium difficile Isolates from the United States: 2011-2013
    58, p. 4214-4218 2014
  • Antimicrob Agents Chemother
    Locke, J. B., D. E. Zuill, C. R. Scharn, J. Deane, D. F. Sahm, G. A. Denys, R. V. Goering, and K. J. Shaw. Linezolid-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strain 1128105, the first known clinical isolate possessing the cfr multidrug resistance gene
    58, p. 6592-6598 2014
  • Antimicrob Agents Chemother
    Locke, J. B., D. E. Zuill, C. R. Scharn, J. Deane, D. F. Sahm, R. V. Goering, S. G. Jenkins, and K. J. Shaw. Identification and characterization of linezolid-resistant cfr-positive Staphylococcus aureus USA300 isolates from a New York City medical center
    58, p. 6949-6952 2014
  • Methods in Molecular Biology
    Goering, R.V. and P.D. Fey. 2014. Pulsed field gel electrophoresis of Staphylococcus epidermidis
    1106, p. 55-60 2014
  • Antimicrob Agents Chemother
    R. V. Goering, K.L.F. Cooper, K.L. Rogers, P. M. Schlievert, J. Parsonnet, C. Davis, M. Hansmann, and P. D. Fey. 2006. Genomic Interrelationship Between mecA-positive and mecA-negative Toxic Shock Syndrome Toxin-1 Producing Staphylococcus aureus Isolates in the United States. 2006
  • J Clinical Microbiology
    Kristin K. Bonnstetter, Daniel J. Wolter, Fred C. Tenover, Linda K. McDougal, and Richard V. Goering. 2006. Rapid Multiplex PCR Assay for Identification of USA300 Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Isolates. 2006
  • J Clinical Microbiology
    Tenover, F. C., L. K. McDougal, R. V. Goering, G. Killgore, S. J. Projan, J. B. Patel, and P. M. Dunman. 2006. Characterization of a Widely Disseminated Strain of Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus from the United States.
    5:28-33, p. 108-118 2006
  • Antimicrob Agents Chemother
    • Hossain, A., M. J. Ferraro, R. M. Pino, R. B. Dew, III, E. S. Moland, T. J. Lockhart, K. S. Thomson, R. V. Goering, and N. D. Hanson. 2004. Plasmid-mediated carbapenem-hydrolyzing enzyme KPC-2 in an Enterobacter sp. Antimicrob.Agents Chemother.
    48, p. 4438-4440 2004
  • Diagnosis Microbiol Infectious Diseases
    • Wolter, D.J., E.S.Moland, R.V. Goering, N.D. Hanson, and P.D. Lister. 2004. Multidrug resistance associated with mexXY expression in clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa from a Texas hospital. Diag. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. 50:43-50.
    50, p. 43-50 2004
  • J Am. Vet. Med.
    Questions study on Escherichia coli susceptibility
    220, p. 1139-1141 2003
  • J Molec Diag
    Cooper, K.F.C. and R. V. Goering. 2003. Development of a universal probe for electronic microarray and its application in characterization of the Staphylococcus aureus polC gene.
    5, p. 28-33 2003
  • Not Applicable
    In D.H. Persing, , F.C. Tenover, J. Versalovic, Y. Tank, B. Unger, D. Relman and T.J. White (eds.), Molecular Microbiology: Diagnostic Principles and Practice. ASM Press, Washington, D.C.
    Chapter 15, p. pp. 185-196 2003
  • Not Applicable
    The influence of genomics on the molecular epidemiology of nosocomial pathogens.
    In K J. Shaw (ed.), Pathogen Genomics. Humana Press, Inc., Totowa, N.J, p. Chapter 9, pp. 113-131 2003
  • Not Applicable
    Goering, R.V.*, J. Parsonnet, C. Davis, and J. Seymour. 2002. Frequency of Methicillin Resistance in Toxic Shock Syndrome Toxin -1 (TSST-1) Positive Staphylococcus aureus Isolates of Diverse Geographic Origin.
    C2-1120 2003
  • Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
    Moland, E.S., N. Hanson, V. Herrera, J. Black, T. Lockhart, A. Hossain, J. Johnson, R.V. Goering, and K.S. Thomson. Plasmid-Mediated Carbapenem-Hydrolyzing ß-lactamase, KPC-2, in Klebsiella pneumoniae Isolates.
    51:, p. 711-714. 2003
  • Clin. Microbiol. News.
    6. Goering, R.V. 2000. Molecular strain typing for the clinical laboratory: current application and future direction. Clin. Microbiol. News. 22:169-173, p. 169-173 2000
  • Not Applicable
    Wiener, J., J.P. Quinn, P.A. Bradford, R.V. Goering, C. Nathan, K. Bush, and R.A. Weinstein. 1999. Nursing homes as reservoirs of multiple-antibiotic resistant Klebsiella and Escherichia coli. J. Amer. Med. Assoc. 281:517-523; 1999
  • Not Applicable
    Walker, J., R. Borrow, R.V. Goering, S. Egerton, A.J. Fox, and B.A. Oppenheim. 1999. Subtyping of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from the north west of England: a comparison of standardized pulsed field gel electrophoresis with bacteriophage typing including an inter-laboratory reproducibility study. J. Med. Microbiol. 48:297-301 1999
  • Not Applicable
    Davies, T., R.V. Goering, M. Lovgren, J.A. Talbot, M.R. Jacobs, and P.C. Appelbaum. 1999. Molecular epidemiology survey of penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae from Asia, Europe, and North America. Diag. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. 34:7-12 1999

Publications

  • Antimicrob Agents Chemother
    L. K. McDougal*, G. E. Fosheim, K. K. Bonnstetter, F. C. Tenover, D. J. Wolter, and R. V. Goering. 2006. Not all USA300 MRSA Isolates Contain the Arginine Catabolic Mobile Element (ACME)
    Abstr. 46th Intersci. Conf. 2006
  • American Society for Microbiology
    K.K. Bonnstetter*, D.J. Wolter, F.C. Tenover, L.K. McDougal, and R.V. Goering. 2006. Rapid Multiplex PCR Assay for Identification of USA300 Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) Isolates.
    Abstr.Annu.Meeting., p. C225 2006
  • 16th Eur.Congr.Clin.Microbiol.Infect.Dis.
    R.V. Goering*, A.R. Larsen, R. Skov, F.C. Tenover, K. Anderson, and P.M. Dunman. 2006. Comparative Genomic Analysis of Community-Acquired ST80-SCCmec IV Staphylococcus aureus Isolates by High-Density Microarray., p. 0115 2006
  • Abstr.Internat.Conf.Emerg.Infect.Dis.
    R.V. Goering*, C. Davis, M. Hansmann , J. Parsonnet , K.L. Rogers, and P.D. Fey. 2006. Genomic Interrelationship Between Toxic Shock Syndrome Toxin 1 Producing Staphylococcus aureus Isolates from North America and USA 200 – Epidemic MRSA., p. 440 2006
  • 22nd Annu. Meeting Scand. Soc.Antimicrob.Chemother.
    A.R. Larsen*, R.V. Goering, L.V. Pallesen, R. Skov*. 2005. Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST80-IV clone in Denmark., p. P31 2005
  • 15th Annual Meeting Society Healthcare Epidemiology.America
    A. Chatterjee*, T. Bardon, N. Cornish, S. Plummer, B. Heybrock, K. Eischen, R.V. Goering, S. Lazoritz. 2005. Identification and Control of a Clonal Outbreak of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections at a Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
    Amer., p. 125 2005
  • 15th Eur.Congr.Clin.Microbiol.Infect. Dis.
    A.R. Larsen*, R.V. Goering, L.V. Pallesen, R. Skov. 2005. Ten-year of Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST80-IV clone in Denmark., p. P1177 2005
  • Antimicrob Agents Chemother
    Wolter, D.J.*, J. Black, D. Acquazzino, R. V. Goering, P. Sammut, and N. D. Hanson. 2003. Emergence of Fluoroquinolone (FQ) Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Patient: Discordance Between MexEF-OprN and Carbapenem Susceptibility
    C1-2063 2003
  • Bact. Epidemiol.
    Cooper, K.L.F.* and R.V. Goering. 2003. Epidemiological Analysis of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) by Multi-Locus Sequence Typing (MLST) vs. Electronic Microarray Analysis Using a Rapid Heteroduplex Approach. Sixth Internat. Meeting Bact. Epidemiol. Markers 2003
  • 13th Eur Congr. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. Dis.
    Goering, R.V.*, D. Morrison, K.F.C. Cooper, Z. Al-Doori, G.F.S. Edwards, and C.G. Gemmell. 2003. Improved Tracking of Epidemic Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Scotland Using a Combination of Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis and mec-Associated dru Sequences.
    P1581 2003
  • American Society for Microbiology
    Cooper, K.L.F.* and R. V. Goering. 2003. Sequence-Based Epidemiological Analysis of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): Multi-Locus Sequence Typing (MLST) vs. Electronic Microarray Analysis Using polC and gyrA.
    C425 2003
  • 13th Eur Congr. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. Dis.
    Goering, R.V.*, C. Davis, J. Seymour, and J. Parsonnet. 2003. Analysis of Genetic Background in Staphylococcus aureus Isolates from North America Producing Toxic Shock Syndrome Toxin 1.
    P1276 2003
  • Soc. Appl. Microbiol.
    Goering, R.V.* and K.L.F. Cooper. 2003. A Universal Reporting Approach to the Detection of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in the Chromosome of Staphylococcus aureus Utilizing Electronic Microarrays.
    OP2 2003
  • 42nd Intersci. Conf. Antimicrob. AGents Chemother.
    Cooper, K.* and R.V. Goering. 2002. Development of a Universal Reporting System for Microelectronic Array Analysis and its Application in Genetic Analysis of the GyrA Subunit of the DNA Gyrase Gene in Staphylococcus aureus.
    D-1441 2003
  • Amer. Assoc. Clin. Chem. 17th San Diego Conf
    Cooper, K.* and R.V. Goering. 2002. Development of a Universal Reporting System for Detecting Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in the Chromosome of Staphylococcus aureus Utilizing an Electronic Microelectronic Array Format.
    61800190 2003
  • Open Journal Modern Neurosurgery
    Instrument Based Approaches to the Management of Nocosomial Infections.
    ISW-16-1 2003
  • 12th Eur. Congr. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. Dis.
    Jabes, D.*, A. Bulgheroni, and R.V. Goering. 2002. Ramoplanin is active against E. gallinarum isolates from neutropenic patients expressing vanA, vanB and vanC resistance to vancomycin.
    P132 2003
  • 10th Internat. Symb. Staph. and Staph Infect. 233-01
    Parsonnet, J., P. Modern, M. Tong, Y. Bi, J. Gajaraj, R. Goering, A. Weissfeld, M. Hansmann, C. Davis*, and J. Seymour. 2002. Carriage of Toxic Shock Syndrome-1 Positive Staphylococcus aureus and Prevalence of Antibody in Asian and North American Women.
    233-01 2003
  • 10th Internat. Symb. Staph. and Staph Infect. 233-01
    Goering, R.V.*, K.L.F. Cooper, T.L. Bittner, and M. Healy. 2002. Usefulness of a Standardized rep-PCR Approach in the Epidemiological Analysis of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
    260-01 2003
  • Not Applicable
    65. Shawar, R.*, R.V. Goering, D. Macleod, R. Garber, and K. Tanaka 1999. Comparison of Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis to PCR-based Molecular Typing of Pseudomonas aeruginosa From Patients With Cystic Fibrosis. Abstr. Annu. Meeting Amer. Soc. Microbiol. C402 1999

Presentations

  • 144. Goering, R.V., M. Bensaci, H. Patel*, and G. Thorne. Epidemiological Analysis of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Isolates from Tedizolid Clinical Studies. Abstr. 25th Eur. Congr. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. EP086 2015
  • • A.R. Larsen*, R.V. Goering, L.V. Pallesen, R. Skov. 2005. Ten-year of Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST80-IV clone in Denmark. 15th Eur. Congr. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. P1177 2005
  • Chatterjee*, S.D. Plummer, B. Heybrock, K. Eischen, and R. V. Goering. 2004. Infection Control Goes Molecular: The Role of Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis in the Practice of Hospital Epidemiology at a Children’s Hospital. 14th Annu. Meeting Soc. Healthcare Epidemiol. Amer. 267 2004
  • • Chatterjee*, T. Bardon, N. Cornish, S. Plummer, B. Heybrock, K. Eischen, R.V. Goering, S. Lazoritz. 2005. Identification and Control of a Clonal Outbreak of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections at a Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. 15th Annu. Meeting Soc. Healthcare Epidemiol. Amer. 125 2004
  • 1. Goering, R.V.* and K.L.F. Cooper. 2000. Improved Epidemiological Analysis of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus by RAPD Using a Thermostable Polymerase with 3’ to 5’ Proofreading Activity. Fifth Internat. Meeting Bact. Epidemiol. Markers (Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands). S7-02 2000
  • 2. Goering, R.V.*, M. Fincham, F. Vandenesch, and J. Etienne. 2000. A Genotypic Comparison of Staphylococcus lugdunensis Clinical Isolates of Diverse Geographic Origin. 10th Eur. Congr. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. MoP338. 2000
  • 3. Goering, R.V.* 2000. Genomic Organization of Ribosomal RNA Genes in Staphylococci. 9th Internat. Symp. Staph. and Staph. Infect. #93/HP13. 2000
  • 4. Goering, R.V.* 2000. An Integrated Approach to the Epidemiological Analysis of Nosocomial Pathogens Using a Combination of Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis and PCR. Fifth Internat. Meeting Bact. Epidemiol. Markers (Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands). P040 2000
  • Presentations at four other Japanese hospitals 10/20/99-10/23/99 1999
  • Japan Antibiotics Symposium, 10/19/99; 1999
  • University of Tokyo, 10/19/99 1999
  • Molecular epidemiology of infectious disease, Copenhagen, Denmark, 10/14/99 1999
  • APIC Minnesota, 10/9/99 1999
  • ICAAC 9/24/99 1999
  • APIC Florida, 9/17/99 1999
  • IMSS Mexico City Nosocomial Infection Workshop, 8/24/99-8/29/99 1999
  • WIP, 5/5/99 1999
  • Mt. Siani Hospital, NY, 4/26/99 1999
  • SHEA epiedmiology workshop, 4/17/99 1999
  • NYAS, 3/17/99 1999
  • NYAS 3/17/99 1999
  • ASM, 3/2/99 1999
  • Dept. Pathology, CUSOM, 2/18/99 1999

Awards

  • “Highly Commended” recognition by The Society of Authors and the Royal Society of Medicine in London
    The textbook that I’ve co-authored with others in the UK (i.e., Mims Medical Microbiology) was awarded “Highly Commended” recognition by The Society of Authors and the Royal Society of Medicine in London at a ceremony we all attended on October 18th, 2005 at the Royal Society of Medicine in London.