Paul J. Planet, MD, PhD

Paul J. Planet, MD, PhD
Paul J. Planet, MD, PhD, is an attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Microbial ecology and evolution, Bacterial pathogenesis and virulence, Microbiomics and genomics, Phylogenetics, Global spread of antimicrobial resistance, MRSA, Infection in cystic fibrosis
Locations: Main Campus

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Background

Dr. Planet is an assistant professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a senior researcher at the Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics at the American Museum of Natural History, NY.  

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY 

Residency

Pediatrics - Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York, Columbia University, New York, NY

Fellowship

Pediatric Infectious Disease - Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York, Columbia University, New York, NY

Board Certification

Infectious Disease
Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

PhD, Integrated Program for Cellular, Molecular, and Biophysical Studies - Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY  

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2019

Riquelme SA, Lozano C, Moustafa AM, Liimatta K, Tomlinson KL, Britto C, Khanal S, Gill SK, Narechania A, Azcona-Gutiérrez JM, DiMango E, Saénz Y, Planet PJ, Prince A. (2019) CFTR-PTEN-dependent mitochondrial metabolic dysfunction promotes Pseudomonas aeruginosa airway infection. Sci Transl Med. 2019 Jul 3;11(499). pii: eaav4634. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aav4634. PMID:31270271

Copin R, Sause WE, Fulmer Y, Balasubramanian D, Dyzenhaus S, Ahmed JM, Kumar K, Lees J, Stachel A, Fisher JC, Drlica K, Phillips M, Weiser JN, Planet PJ, Uhlemann AC, Altman DR, Sebra R, van Bakel H, Lighter J, Torres VJ, Shopsin B. (2019) Sequential evolution of virulence and resistance during clonal spread of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Jan 29;116(5):1745-1754. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1814265116. Epub 2019 Jan 11. PMID:30635416

Botelho AMN, Cerqueira E Costa MO, Moustafa AM, Beltrame CO, Ferreira FA, Côrtes MF, Costa BSS, Silva DNS, Bandeira PT, Lima NCB, Souza RC, de Almeida LGP, Vasconcelos ATR, Narechania A, Ryan C, O'Brien K, Kolokotronis SO, Planet PJ*, Nicolás MF, Figueiredo AMSLocal Diversification of Methicillin- Resistant Staphylococcus aureus ST239 in South America After Its Rapid Worldwide Dissemination. Front Microbiol. 2019 Feb 27;10:82. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.00082. eCollection 2019. PMID: 30873127 *corresponding author

Freitas AAR, Souza SSR, Faria AR, Planet PJ, Merquior VLC, Teixeira LM (2019) Draft Genome Sequence of Multidrug-Resistant Enterococcus faecium Strain E1298, with a Sequence Type 1274 Profile, Recovered from the Cloacal Microbiome of a Tropical Screech Owl (Megascops choliba) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Microbiol Resour Announc. 2019 Apr 18;8(16). pii: e00168-19. doi: 10.1128/MRA.00168-19. PMID: 31000546

2018

Singer HM, Levin LE, Garzon MC, Lauren CT, Planet PJ, Kittler NW, Whittier S, Morel KD. (2017) Wound culture isolated antibiograms and caregiver-reported skin care practices in children with epidermolysis bullosa. Pediatr Dermatol. 2018 Jan;35(1):92-96. doi: 10.1111/pde.13331. Epub 2017 Nov 6. PMID: 29105824

Challagundla L, Luo X, Tickler I, Didelot X, Coleman D, Shore A, Coombs G, Sordelli D, Brown E, Skov R, Larsen A, Reyes J, Robledo I, Vázquez G, Rivera R, Fey P, Stevenson K, Wang S, Kreiswirth B, Mediavilla J, Arias C, Planet PJ, Nolan R, Tenover F, Goering R, and Robinson DA. (2018) Range Expansion and the Origin of USA300 North American Epidemic MRSA, MBio. 2018 Jan 2;9(1). pii: e02016-17. doi: 10.1128/mBio.02016-17. PMID: 29295910

Shaman J, Morita H, Birger R, Boyle M, Comito D, Lane B, Ligon C, Smith H, Desalle R, Planet PJ (2018). Asymptomatic Summertime Shedding of Respiratory Viruses. J Infect Dis. 2018 Mar 13;217(7):1074-1077. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jix685. PMID:29300926

Purves J, Thomas J, Riboldi GP, Zapotoczna M, Tarrant E, Andrew PW, Londoño A, Planet PJ, Geoghegan JA, Waldron KJ, Morrissey JA (2018) A horizontally gene transferred copper resistance locus confers hyper-resistance to antibacterial copper toxicity and enables survival of community acquired methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA300 in macrophages. Environ Microbiol. 2018 Mar 9. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.14088. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29521441.

Zachariah P, Ryan C, Nadimpalli S, Coscia G, Kolb M, Smith H, Foca M, Saiman L, Planet PJ. (2018) Culture-independent Analysis of Pediatric Broncho-alveolar Lavage (BAL) Specimens. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2018 Jun 7;PubMed PMID: 29877714.

Manicea CS, Planet PJ, Chase HS, Lauren CT (2018) Management of Afebrile Neonates with Pustules and Vesicles in a Pediatric Emergency Department. Pediatr Dermatol 2018 Jul 4. doi: 10.1111/pde.13538. PMID: 29974501

Birger R, Morita H, Comito D, Filip I, Galanti M, Lane B, Ligon C, Rosenbloom D, Shittu A, Ud-Dean M, Desalle R, Planet PJ, Shaman J (2018) Asymptomatic Shedding of Respiratory Virus among an Ambulatory Population across Seasons, mSphere. 2018 Jul 11;3(4). pii: e00249-18. doi: 10.1128/mSphere.00249-18. PMID: 29997120

Challagundla L, Reyes J, Rafiqullah I, Sordelli DO, Echaniz-Aviles G, Velazquez-Meza ME, Castillo-Ramírez S, Fittipaldi N, Feldgarden M, Chapman S, Calderwood M, Carvajal L, Rincon S, Hanson B, Planet PJ, Arias C, Diaz L, Robinson DA (2018) Phylogenomic Classification and the Evolution of Clonal Complex 5 Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the Western Hemisphere, Frontiers in Microbiology .Front Microbiol. 2018 Aug 22;9:1901. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.01901. eCollection 2018. PMID: 30186248

Zapotoczna M, Riboldi GP, Moustafa AM, Dickson E, Narechania A, Morrissey JA, Planet PJ, Holden MTG, Waldron KJ, Geoghegan JA. (2018) Mobile-Genetic-Element-Encoded Hypertolerance to Copper Protects Staphylococcus aureus from Killing by Host Phagocytes. MBio. 2018 Oct 16;9(5). pii: e00550-18. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00550-18. PMID: 30327441

Monteiro da Silva BN, Faria AR, de Souza SDSR, Planet PJ, Merquior VLC, Teixeira LM. (2018) Draft Genome Sequence of Enterococcus faecium CL-6729, a Clinical Isolate Showing Constitutive Vancomycin Resistance. Microbiol Resour Announc. 2018 Nov 21;7(20). pii: e00888-18. doi: 10.1128/MRA.00888-18. eCollection 2018 Nov. PMID: 30533817

2017

Planet PJ (2017) Life after USA300: The rise and fall of a superbug Journal of Infectious Diseases 215(suppl_1):S71-S77. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiw444. PMID: 28375517

Simpson G, Zimmerman R, Shashkina E, Chen L, Richard M, Bradford CM, Dragoo GA, Saiers RL, Peloquin CA, Daley CL, Planet PJ, Narachenia A, Mathema B, Kreiswirth BN (2017) Epidemiology, genomics and clinical challenges associated with M. tuberculosis treatment and transmission among Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) in captivity, Emerging Infectious Diseases Mar;23(3):513-516. doi: 10.3201/eid2303.160726. PMID:28221115)

Arias CA, Reyes J, Carvajal LP, Rincon S, Diaz L, Panesso D, Ibarra G, Rios R, Munita JM, Salles MJ, Alvarez-Moreno C, Labarca J, Garcia C, Luna CM, Mejia-Villatoro C, Zurita J, Guzman-Blanco M, Rodriguez-Noriega E, Narechania A, Rojas LJ, Planet PJ, Weinstock GM, Gotuzzo E, Seas C. (2017) Molecular Epidemiology and Phylogenomics of Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia in Latin-America: A Prospective Cohort Multicenter Study in Nine Countries. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 Jul 31. pii: AAC.00816-17. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00816-17. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28760895

Kitt E, Brannock KR, VonHoltz LA, Planet PJ, Graf E, Pillai V (2017) A case report of Pediatric Brucellosis in an Algerian immigrant Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017 Feb 10;4(1):ofw263. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofw263. eCollection 2017 Winter. PMID: 28480256

2016

Brown TS, Narechania A, Walker JR, Planet PJ, Bifani PJ, Kolokotronis SO, Kreiswirth BN, Mathema B. (2016) Genomic epidemiology of Lineage 4 Mycobacterium tuberculosis subpopulations in New York City and New Jersey, 1999-2009. BMC Genomics. 2016 Nov 21;17(1):947. DOI: 10.1186/s12864-016-3298-6 PMID:27871225

Rosenfeld JA, Reeves D, Brugler MR, Narechania A, Simon S, Durrett R, Foox J, Shianna K, Schatz MC, Gandara J, Afshinnekoo E, Lam ET, Hastie AR, Chan S, Cao H, Saghbini M, Kentsis A, Planet PJ, Kholodovych V, Tessler M, Baker R, DeSalle R, Sorkin LN, Kolokotronis SO, Siddall ME, Amato G, Mason CE (2016) Genome assembly and geospatial phylogenomics of the bed bug Cimex lectularius. Nat Commun. 2016 Feb 2;7:10164. doi: 10.1038/ncomms10164. PMID: 26836631

Planet PJ, Parker D, Cohen TS, Smith H, Leon JD, Ryan C, Hammer TJ, Fierer N, Chen EI, Prince AS. (2016). Lambda interferon restructures the nasal microbiome and increases susceptibility to Staphylococcus aureus superinfection MBio. 2016 Feb 9;7(1). pii: e01939-15. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01939-15. PMID: 26861017

Planet PJ, Diaz L, Rios R, Arias CA (2016) Global Spread of the Community-Associated MRSA USA300 Latin American Variant Journal of Infectious Diseases 2016; doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiw418

Planet PJ, Narechania A, Chen L, Mathema B, Boundy S, Archer G, Kreiswirth B (2016) Architecture of a Species: Phylogenomics of Staphylococcus aureus Trends in Microbiology doi: 10.1016/j.tim.2016.09.009

Narechania A, Baker RH, DeSalle R, Mathema B, Kreiswirth B, Kolokotronis S-O, Planet PJ (2016) Clusterflock: A Flocking Algorithm for Isolating Congruent Phylogenomic Datasets GigaScience, 5(1), 1-12, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/045773 (bioRx), 10.1186/s13742-016-0152-3

2015

Antonov NK, Garzon, MC, Morel KD, Whittier S, Planet PJ, Lauren CT (2015) High Prevalence of Mupirocin Resistance in Staphylococcus aureus Isolates from a Pediatric Population Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2015 Jun;59(6):3350-6. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00079-15. Epub 2015 Mar 30. PMID:25824213

Soong G, Paulino F, Parker D, Zhang D, Lauren C, Wickersham M, Dowd M, West E, Planet PJ, Prince A (2015) MRSA adaptation to human keratinocytes, 2015 MBio. Apr 21;6(2). pii: e00289-15. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00289-15.

Planet PJ, Diaz L, Kolokotronis SO, Narechania A, Reyes J, Xing G, Rincon S, Smith H, Panesso D, Ryan C, Smith DP, Guzman M, Zurita J, Sebra R, Deikus G, Nolan RL, Tenover FC, Weinstock GM, Robinson DA, Arias CA. (2015) Parallel Epidemics of Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA300 in North and South America. J Infect Dis. 2015 Jun 5. pii: jiv320. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:26048971

Panesso D, Planet PJ, Diaz L, Hugonnet J, Tran TT, Narechania A, Munita JM, Rincon S, Carvajal LP, Reyes J, Londoño A, Smith A, Sebra R, Deikus G, Weinstock GM, Murray BE, Rossi F, Arthur M, Arias CA (2015) Methicillin-Susceptible, Vancomycin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Emerging Infectious Diseases 21, 10, DOI: 10.3201/eid2110.141914

2014

Rossi F, Diaz L, Wollam A, Panesso D, Zhou Y, Rincon S, Narechania A, Xing G, Di Gioia T, Doi A, Tran T, Reyes J, Munita J, Carvajal LP, Hernandez-Roldan A, Brandão D, van der Heijden IM, Murray BE, Planet PJ, Weinstock GM, Arias C. (2014) Transferable Vancomycin Resistance in a Community-Associated MRSA Lineage, N Engl J Med. 2014 Apr 17;370(16):1524-31. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1303359 PMID: 24738669

Parker D, Planet PJ, Soong G, Narechania, A and Prince A. (2014) Induction of type I interferon signaling determines the relative pathogenicity of Staphylococcus aureus strains. PLoS Pathog. 2014 Feb 20;10(2):e1003951. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1003951

Parker D, Narechania A, Sebra R, Deikus G, LaRussa S, Ryan C, Smith H, Prince A, Mathema B, Ratner AJ, Kreiswirth B, Planet PJ (2014) Genome Sequence of Bacterial Interference Strain Staphylococcus aureus 502A Genome Announc. 2(2):e00284-14. doi:10.1128/genomeA.00284-14

Ahn DS, Parker D, Planet PJ, Nieto PA, Bueno S, Prince A (2014) Secretion of IL-16 through TNFR1 and calpain-caspase signaling contributes to MRSA pneumonia. Mucosal Immunol. 2014 Apr 16. doi: 10.1038/mi.2014.24. PMID: 24736233

Benson MA, Ohneck EA, Ryan C, Alonzo F 3rd, Smith H, Narechania A, Kolokotronis SO, Satola SW, Uhlemann AC, Sebra R, Deikus G, Shopsin B, Planet PJ, Torres VJ (2014). Evolution of hypervirulence by a MRSA clone through acquisition of a transposable element. Mol Microbiol. 2014 Jun 24. doi: 10.1111/mmi.12682. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24962815.

Parker D, Ryan C, Alonzo III, F, TorresV, Planet PJ, Prince AS (2014) CD4 T cells promote the pathogenesis of Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia, J Infect Dis. Sep 19. pii: jiu525. PMID:25240171

Hooven TA, Randis TM, Daugherty SC, Narechania A, Planet PJ, Tettelin H, Ratner AJ (2014) Complete Genome Sequence of Streptococcus agalactiae CNCTC 10/84, a Hypervirulent Sequence Type 26 Strain. Genome Announc. 2014 Dec 24;2(6). pii: e01338-14. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01338-14. PMID:25540350

2013

Planet PJ, Rampersaud R, Hymes SR, Whittier S, Della-Latta PA, Narechania A, Daugherty SC, Santana-Cruz I, DeSalle R, Ravel J, Ratner AJ. (2013). Genome sequence of the human abscess isolate Streptococcus intermedius BA1. Genome Announc. 1(1):e00117-12. doi:10.1128/genomeA.00117-12

Planet PJ, Narechania A, Hymes SR, Gagliardo C, Huard RC, Whittier S, Della-Latta PA, Ratner AJ. (2013) Bordetella holmesii: initial genomic analysis of an emerging opportunist. Pathogens and Disease DOI: 10.1111/2049-632X.12028

Planet PJ, LaRussa SJ, Dana A, Smith H, Xu A, Ryan C, Uhlemann AC, Boundy S, Goldberg J, Narechania A, Kulkarni, R, Ratner AJ, Kolokotronis SO, Prince AS, (2013) Emergence of the epidemic USA300 MRSA strain coincides with horizontal transfer of ACME and speG-mediated adaptations for survival on skin, mBio 6 Dec 17;4(6). pii: e00889-13. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00889-13. PMID: 24345744

2012

Perez-Cheeks BA, Planet PJ, Sarkar IN, Clock SA, Xu Q, Figurski DH (2012) The product of tadZ, a new member of the parA/mind superfamily, localizes to a pole in Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans. Mol Micro PMID: 22239271

Karched M, Furgang D, Planet PJ, DeSalle R, and Fine DH (2012) Genome Sequence of Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans RHAA1 isolated from Rhesus macaque, an Old world primate J. Bac J Bacteriol. 2012 Mar;194(5):1275-6. PMID: 22328766

Kulkarni R, Antala S, Wang A, Amaral FE, Rampersaud R, LaRussa SJ, Planet PJ, Ratner AJ. (2012) Cigarette smoke increases Staphylococcus aureus biofilm formation via oxidative stress. Infect Immun. 2012 Aug 13. PMID: 22890993

2011

Narechania A, Baker RH, Sit R, Kolokotronis SO, DeSalle R, Planet PJ (2011) Random Addition Concatenation Analysis: A Novel Approach to the Exploration of Phylogenomic Signal Reveals Strong Agreement between Core and Shell Genomic Partitions in the Cyanobacteria 
Genome Biology and Evolution PMID: 22094860

2010

Lienau EK, DeSalle R, Allard  M, Brown EW, Swofford D, Rosenfeld JR, Sarkar IN, Planet  PJ (2010) The mega-matrix tree of life: using genome-scale horizontal gene transfer and sequence evolution data as information about the vertical history of life, Cladistics 1-11 DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-0031.2010.00337.x

Rampersaud R, Planet PJ, Randis T, Kulkarni R, Aguilar JL, Lehrer RI, Ratner AJ (2010) Inerolysin, a cholesterol-dependent cytolysin produced by Lactobacillus iners J. Bacteriology Vol 93 No.4 pg

2009

Parker D, Soong G, Planet PJ, Brower J, Ratner AJ, Prince A. The NanA neuraminidase of Streptococcus pneumoniae is involved in biofilm formation. Infect Immun. 2009 Sep;77(9):3722-30. Epub 2009 Jun 29.

Di Bonaventura MP, DeSalle R, Pop M, Nagarajan N, Figurski DH, Fine DH, Kaplan JB, Planet PJ. (2009). Complete genome sequence of Aggregatibacter (Haemophilus) aphrophilus NJ8700. J Bacteriol 191(14): 4693-4694.

Pang PS*, Planet PJ*, Glenn JS (2009) The evolution of the major hepatitis C genotypes correlates with clinical response to interferon therapy. PLoS One. 2009 Aug 11;4(8):e6579. . *=first coauthors

Di Bonaventura MD, Lee E, Desalle R, Planet PJ (2009) A whole-genome phylogeny of the family Pasteurellaceae. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2009 Aug 14.

2008

Clock SA, Planet PJ, Perez BA, Figurski DH (2008) Outer membrane components of the Tad (tight adherence) secreton of Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans J Bacteriol. 2008 Feb;190(3):980-990

Sarkar IN, Planet PJ, DeSalle R. (2008). CAOS software for use in character-based DNA barcoding. Mol Ecol Resources 8(6):1256-1259

2007

Tomich M*, Planet PJ*, & Figurski DH (2007) The tad locus: postcards from the widespread colonization island. Nat Rev Microbiol. 2007 May;5(5):363-75. *=first coauthors

2006

Planet PJ (2006) Tree disagreement: measuring and testing incongruence in phylogenies  J Biomed Inform. 2006 Feb;39(1):86-102.

Lienau EK, DeSalle R., Rosenfeld J, Planet PJ (2006) Reciprocal illumination in the gene content tree of life Systematic Biology 55: 441-453 PMID: 16861208

Soong G, Muir A, Gomez MI, Waks J, Reddy B, Planet PJ, Singh PK, Kaneko Y, Wolfgang MC, Hsiao YS, Tong L, Prince A. (2006) Bacterial neuraminidase facilitates mucosal infection by participating in biofilm production. J Clin Invest. 2006 Aug;116(8):2297-2305.  Erratum in: J Clin Invest. 2006 Oct;116(10):2828.

Perez BA, Planet PJ, Kachlany SC, Tomich M, Fine DH, Figurski DH (2006) Genetic Analysis of the Requirement for flp-2, tadV, and rcpB in Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans Biofilm Formation. J Bacteriol 188: 6361-6375.

2005

Planet PJ & Sarkar IN (2005) mILD: A tool for constructing and analyzing matrices of pairwise phylogenetic character incongruence Tests Bioinformatics Dec 15;21(24):4423-4

2004

Rosenfeld J, Sarkar IN, Planet PJ, Figurski DH, DeSalle R (2004) ORFcurator: molecular curation of genes and gene clusters in prokaryotic organisms. Bioinformatics Dec 12;20(18):3462-5

2003

Planet PJ, Kachlany, SC, Fine DF, DeSalle R, Figurski DH (2003) The widespread colonization island of Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans Nature Genetics 34(2):193-198

Schreiner HC, Sinatra K, Furgang D, Kaplan JB, Kachlany SC, Planet PJ, Perez BA, Figurski DH, Fine DH (2003) Tight adherence genes of Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans are required for virulence in a rat model Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 100(12):7295-300

2002

Sarkar IN, Thornton J, Planet PJ, Figurski D, Schierwater B, DeSalle R. (2002) An automated phylogenetic key for classifying homeoboxes. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2002 24(3):388-399.

Sarkar IN*, Planet PJ*, Bael T, Stanley SE, Siddall M, DeSalle R, Figurski DH (2002) Characteristic attributes in cancer microarrays. Journal of Biomedical Informatics 35(2): 111-22 (*=first coauthorship)

Planet PJ (2002) Reexamining microbial evolution through the lens of horizontal transfer In: Molecular Systematics and Evolution: Theory and Practice eds. DeSalle R, Giribet G, Wheeler W.  New York: Birkhauser-Verlag: 247-270.

Nishiguchi MK, Doukakis P, Egan M, Goldstein PZ, Kizirian D, Phillips A,  Prendini L, Rosenbaum HC, TorresE, Wyner Y,  DeSalle R, Planet PJ, Rusello M,  Hadrys T, and Giribet G (2002) DNA isolation procedures in Methods and Tools in Biosciences and Medicine: Techniques in Molecular Evolution and Systematics, eds. DeSalle R, Giribet G, Wheeler W.  New York:  Birkhauser-Verlag, 249-287

2001

Planet PJ, Kachlany, SC, DeSalle R, Figurski DH (2001) Phylogeny of genes for secretion NTPases: Identification of the widespread tadA subfamily and development of a diagnostic key for gene classification Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 98(5): 2503-8

Kachlany SC, Planet PJ, DeSalle R, Fine DH, Figurski DH, Kaplan JB (2001) flp-1, first representative of a new pilin gene subfamily, is required for nonspecific adherence of Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans Molecular Microbiology 40 (3): 542-554.

Pang PS, Jankowsky E, Planet PJ, Pyle AM  (2001) The hepatitis C viral NS3 protein is a processive DNA helicase with cofactor enhanced RNA unwinding EMBO Journal 21(5):1168-76

Planet PJ, DeSalle R, Siddall M, Bael T, Sarkar IN, Stanley SE (2001) Systematic analysis of DNA microarray data: ordering and interpreting patterns of gene expression Genome Research 11:1149-1155.

Kachlany SC, Planet PJ, DeSalle R, Fine DH, Figurski DH (2001) Tight adherence by Actinobacillus actinomyctemcomitans: from plaque to plague to pond scum Trends in Microbiology 9: 429-437

2000

Kachlany, SC, Planet, PJ, Bhattacharjee, MK, Kollia, E, DeSalle R, Fine, DH, Figurski DH, (2000) Nonspecific adherence by Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans requires genes widespread in Bacteria and Archaea. Journal of Bacteriology 182 (21) 6169-76.

Books

Chapters

2018

Planet PJ (2018) Chapter 155 Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 5e., (eds. Long, Prober, Fischer) Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, pp. 866-870

2015

Christensen H, Kuhnert, P, Nørskov-Lauritsen, N, Planet PJ, Bisgaard M. (2015) The Family Pasteuerellaceae The Prokaryotes 4th (eds. Stackebrandt, Rosenberg, Delong, Lory, & Thompson).

2010

Planet PJ , Saiman L (2010) Microbiology of Cystic Fibrosis  (eds., J. Allen, H. Panitch and R. Rubenstein) Cystic Fibrosis (eds., J. Allen, H. Panitch and R. Rubenstein) in book series Lung Biology in Health and Disease. Informa Health Care, New York. Vol 242 pp. 36-56.

2006

Planet PJ, DeSalle R, Figurski DH (2006) Function, evolution and classification of macromolecular transport systems In Evolution of microbial virulence Seifert, H.S. and DiRita, V.J. (eds). Washington D.C.: ASM Press, pp. 189-220.

Posters and Presentations

2019

Bouso JM, Moustafa A, Ehrlich R, Narechania A, Mell JC, Planet PJ. Evolutionary Phylogenomics Identified Hypermutable Isolates of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria in A Cystic Fibrosis Chronic Infection. Accepted for future poster presentation: American Thoracic Society 2019, Dallas, TX; D34 Cystic Fibrosis and bronchiectasis: Clinical and Mechanistic Studies/Thematic Posters Session/Wednesday May 22, 2019/9:15 AM - 3:30 PM.

2018

Ulloa ER, Kitt E, Planet PJ. A Head Scratcher. In: 36th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID 2018); May 28-June 2, 2018; Malmö, Sweden. Abstract ESP18-0698.

Ulloa ER, Kitt E, Planet PJ. Pulmonary Nocardiosis in Cystic Fibrosis: Colonizer or Pathogen? In: 36th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID 2018); May 28-June 2, 2018; Malmö, Sweden. Abstract ESP18-1138.

Planet PJ et al Impact of Acquired Copper Genes on MRSA Pathogenesis and Spread (SMBE 2018); July 2018, Yokohama, Japan

2017

Ulloa ER, Kitt E, Planet PJ. Non-neonatal herpes-simplex virus-1 disguised as bilateral ACA and MCA strokes. In: 35th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID 2017); May 23-27, 2017; Madrid, Spain. Abstract ESP17-0527.

Carlson, R.L., M. Harasym, and Planet PJ. Contribution of Prevotella melaninogenica and its hemolysin PhyA to disease in cystic fibrosis. American Thoracic Society, 2017.

2016

Planet PJ, Lederhandler M, Ramachandran G, Muñoz Guitierrez V, Ryan C, Singer H, Dowd M, Whittier S, Wang H, Bikard D, Lauren C Rising plasmid-borne mupirocin resistance and a CRISPR-Cas strategy for targeted elimination, ISSSI August 2016, Seoul Korea

Invited Lectures

2019

Planet PJ. El Microbioma en Salud y Enfermedad, 13o Congreso de Pediatría, Master Class, Acapulco Mexico, May 2019



Planet PJ. Estafilococo dorado resistente al la meticilina en las Américas, 13o Congreso de Pediatría, Master Class, Acapulco Mexico, May 2019



Planet PJ. El Microbioma en Salud y Enfermedad, Congreso Internacional del Caribe en Pediatría, Barranquilla, Colombia, May 2019



Planet PJ. El Microbioma en Salud y Enfermedad, Congreso Internacional del Caribe en Pediatría, Barranquilla, Colombia, May 2019



Planet PJ. Resistencia Antimicrobiana, Congreso Internacional del Caribe en Pediatría, Barranquilla, Colombia, May 2019

2018

Planet PJ. Impact of Acquired Copper Genes on MRSA Pathogenesis and Spread, ISSSI, August 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark

Planet PJ. Evolution and Ecology of MRSA, Rutgers University (New Brunswick), April 2018

Planet PJ. Evolution of MRSA, Tikur Anbessa Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 2018

Planet PJ. The Microbiome, Tikur Anbessa Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 2018

Planet PJ. Phylogenetics and Evolutionary Biology in Medicine, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 2018

2017

Planet PJ. Antibiotic Resistance Goes Global, New York ASM Meeting, November 2017, NY, NY

Planet PJ. MRSA, Salzburg Global Seminars, Open Medical Institute, February 2017, Salzburg, Austria 

Planet PJ. CRE to VRE, Salzburg Global Seminars, Open Medical Institute, February 2017, Salzburg, Austria   

Planet PJ. Cystic Fibrosis 101, Salzburg Global Seminars, Open Medical Institute, February 2017, Salzburg, Austria   

Planet PJ. The Microbiome, Salzburg Global Seminars, Open Medical Institute, February 2017, Salzburg, Austria 

Planet PJ. Evolution and Ecology of MRSA, University of Pittsburgh, April 2017, Pittsburgh, PA

Planet PJ. Building Blocks of a Superbug: Evolution of MRSA, Grand Rounds, Westchester Children’s Hospital, January 2017, Valhalla, NY

2016

Planet PJ. Forecasting Resistance with Whole Genome Sequencing, Meet the Experts, Bioinformatic Tools for WGS-based Typing of MDR Bacteria, ASM Microbe 2016, June 2016, Boston, MA

Planet PJ. Unravelling Staphylococcus aureus Pathogenesis Using Phylogenomics and Evolutionarily Minded Interventions, Models and Technologies for Studying Pathogenesis, ASM Microbe 2016, June 2016, Boston, MA

Planet PJ. Genome-wide Association Studies and Comparative Genomics for Tracking Multi-resistant and Hypervirulent Bacterial Clones, All Day Workshop, ASM Microbe 2016, June 2016

Planet PJ. Forecasting Resistance with Whole Genome Sequencing, 1st International Symposium on Microbial Genomics, Universidad El Bosque, Bogotá, Colombia, May 2016

Planet PJ. Using Phylogenetics to Reconstruct Key Evolutionary Events in the Spread of Antibiotic Resistant Organisms, 1st International Symposium on Microbial Genomics, Universidad El Bosque, Bogotá, Colombia May 2016

Planet PJ. Evolution of Staphylococcus aureus, Drexel University, Philadelphia PA, April 2016

Planet PJ. Building Blocks of a Superbug: The Evolution of Community Acquired MRSA, Grand Rounds, St. Barnabas/Beth Israel, January 2016, Newark, New Jersey

Planet PJ. The Microbiome in Health and Disease, Master Class, American Museum of Natural History, February 2016, New York, NY

Awards and Honors

2012, Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award
2011, John M. Driscoll, Jr., MD Children’s Fund Scholar
2009-2011, Louis V. Gerstner Jr., Scholar  Award
2008, Pediatric Infectious Disease Society & St. Jude (PIDS-St. Jude) Fellowship Award in Basic Science
2008, Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution, Post Doctoral Travel Award, Barcelona Spain
2007, Chair’s House Staff Invitee, Frontiers in Science, AMSPDC annual meeting, San Antonio, Texas. House Staff
2004, Frederick P. Gay Memorial Award for Achievement in Microbiology, Columbia University
2003, Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research, Columbia University
2003, Richard Parker Memorial Award in Microbiology, Columbia University
2003, Student Graduation Speaker for Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University Convocation
2003, PhD with distinction, Columbia University  
1999, Essay Competition Winner, New York Association for Ambulatory Care
1996, MD/PhD Training Fellowship, Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons
1996, Honors in Anthropology, Yale University
1996, Cum laude, BS, Yale University

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2015-present, Frontier Microbiology, Editorial Board
2010-present, PLoSOne, Academic Editor

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2017-present, American Thoracic Society
2014-present, Society for Pediatric Research
2014-present, SEPA Grant, External Advisory Committee, AMNH
2002–present,  American Society of Microbiology