Marisol Figueira, MD, is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics in Infectious Diseases at Boston University School of Medicine. She worked as a physician in her native Venezuela for a number of years before completing a fellowship at Maxwell Finland Laboratory. A year later she joined Boston University as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics. In this role she has established her own primarily Latino practice. Currently, she receives $478,501 in support from the NIH for the article “Single Antigen Strategy for Prevention of Recurrent and Chronic Suppurative Otitis.” Her research interests are otitis media pathogenesis, prevention and treatment, streptococcus pneumoniae pathogenesis, haemophilus influenzae pathogenesis , and experimental otitis media models.
- Active Staff Hospital Privileges, Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center
- Universidad Central de Venezuela, MD
- Colegio Madre Emilia, BS
- Published on 8/22/2016
Figueira M, Fernandes P, Pelton SI. Efficacy of Solithromycin (CEM-101) for Experimental Otitis Media Caused by Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae and Streptococcus pneumoniae. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016 Sep; 60(9):5533-8. PMID: 27401563.
- Published on 1/8/2014
Figueira M, Moschioni M, De Angelis G, Barocchi M, Sabharwal V, Masignani V, Pelton SI. Variation of pneumococcal Pilus-1 expression results in vaccine escape during Experimental Otitis Media [EOM]. PLoS One. 2014; 9(1):e83798. PMID: 24421906.
- Published on 12/20/2013
Sabharwal V, Stevenson A, Figueira M, Orthopoulos G, Trzcinski K, Pelton SI. Capsular switching as a strategy to increase pneumococcal virulence in experimental otitis media model. Microbes Infect. 2014 Apr; 16(4):292-9. PMID: 24361902.
- Published on 3/3/2012
Sabharwal V, Figueira M, Pelton SI, Pettigrew MM. Virulence of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 6C in experimental otitis media. Microbes Infect. 2012 Aug; 14(9):712-8. PMID: 22414497.
- Published on 4/14/2011
Thomas JC, Figueira M, Fennie KP, Laufer AS, Kong Y, Pichichero ME, Pelton SI, Pettigrew MM. Streptococcus pneumoniae clonal complex 199: genetic diversity and tissue-specific virulence. PLoS One. 2011; 6(4):e18649. PMID: 21533186.
- Published on 2/16/2010
Jenkins GA, Figueira M, Kumar GA, Sweetman WA, Makepeace K, Pelton SI, Moxon R, Hood DW. Sialic acid mediated transcriptional modulation of a highly conserved sialometabolism gene cluster in Haemophilus influenzae and its effect on virulence. BMC Microbiol. 2010; 10:48. PMID: 20158882.
- Published on 1/10/2010
Laufer AS, Thomas JC, Figueira M, Gent JF, Pelton SI, Pettigrew MM. Capacity of serotype 19A and 15B/C Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates for experimental otitis media: Implications for the conjugate vaccine. Vaccine. 2010 Mar 11; 28(12):2450-7. PMID: 20067753.
- Published on 1/12/2009
Sabharwal V, Ram S, Figueira M, Park IH, Pelton SI. Role of complement in host defense against pneumococcal otitis media. Infect Immun. 2009 Mar; 77(3):1121-7. PMID: 19139190.
- Published on 5/5/2008
Lundström SL, Li J, Månsson M, Figueira M, Leroy M, Goldstein R, Hood DW, Moxon ER, Richards JC, Schweda EK. Application of capillary electrophoresis mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography multiple-step tandem electrospray mass spectrometry to profile glycoform expression during Haemophilus influenzae pathogenesis in the chinchilla model of experimental otitis media. Infect Immun. 2008 Jul; 76(7):3255-67. PMID: 18458064.
- Published on 5/21/2007
Leroy M, Cabral H, Figueira M, Bouchet V, Huot H, Ram S, Pelton SI, Goldstein R. Multiple consecutive lavage samplings reveal greater burden of disease and provide direct access to the nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae biofilm in experimental otitis media. Infect Immun. 2007 Aug; 75(8):4158-72. PMID: 17517860.
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