|Daniel Amsterdam, Ph.D.|
School of Medicine, University at Buffalo
Professor, Departments of Microbiology, Pathology, and Medicine
Erie County Medical Center Healthcare Network
Director, Department of Laboratory Medicine
Research Interests | Selected References | Clinical Lab Services | Antimicrobial Susceptibility Data
Research is focused on the clinical aspects of microbiology. Molecular and immunologic methods are used to detect and characterize emerging and reemerging microbial agents of infection, particularly Chlamydia and Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The role of cytomegalovirus infection in transplantation has been extensively studied. Additional interests include the changing patterns of resistance of gram-negative and gram-positive microorganisms to antimicrobial agents. Methods for detecting and monitoring the susceptibility (resistance) of these organisms in conventional and automated systems have been developed and are the basis for ongoing studies.
|Hardy, D., Amsterdam, D., Mandell, L. A., and Rotstein, C.
Comparative in vitro activities of ciprofloxacin, gemifloxacin,
grepafloxacin, moxifloxacin, ofloxacin, sparfloxacin, trovafloxicin,
and other antimicrobial agents against bloodstream isolates of
Antimicrob. Agenst Chemother. 44:802-805, 1999.
|Amsterdam, D. Susceptibility testing of
antimicrobials in liquid media. In Antibiotics in Laboratory
Medicine, Fourth Edition, V. Lorian (ed.), pp. 52-111, Williams
& Wilkins, Baltimore, MD, 1996.
|Amsterdam, D. Susceptibility. In Encyclopedia of
Microbiology, Volume 4, J. Lederberg (ed.), pp. 157-163, Academic
Press, New York, NY, 1992.
|Amsterdam, D. Instrumentation for antimicrobic
susceptibility testing: Yesterday, today, and
tomorrow. Diagn. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. 9: 167-178, 1988.
|Amsterdam, D. Principles of antibiotic testing in
the laboratory. In: Laboratory Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases
Principles and Practice. Volume I, Bacterial, Mycotic and
Parasitic Diseases. A. Balows, W.J. Hausler, Jr., M. Ohashi and
A. Turano (eds.), pp. 22-38, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1988.
|Myers, J.B. and Amsterdam, D. The laboratory
diagnosis of cytomegalovirus infections. Immunological Investigations
|Murray, B.M., Amsterdam, D., Gray, V., Myers, J.,
Gerbasi, J., and Venuto, R.C. Monitoring and diagnosis of
cytomegalovirus infection in renal transplantation.
J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. 8:1448-1457, 1997.
|Murray, B.M., Brentjens, J., Amsterdam, D., Myers, J., Gray,
V., Pawlowski, I., Schewegler, K., Singh, J.P., and Venuto, R.C. The
cytomegalovirus-antigenemia assay in the diagnosis of posttransplant
cytomegalovirus infection. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. 4:1615-1622,
|Mylotte, J.M. and Amsterdam, D. Tuberculosis: An
overview. Clin. Lab. Sci. 9:202-206, 1996.
|Amsterdam, D. Tuberculosis: The laboratory diagnosis of tuberculosis in a period of resurgence; challenge for the laboratory. Clin. Lab Sci. 9:207-212, 1996.|
|Fakih, M., Chapalamadugu, S., Ricat, A., Corriere,
N., and Amsterdam, D. Mycobacterium malmoense bacteremia in two
AIDS patients. J. Clin. Microbiol. 34:731-733, 1996.
|Molecular and Immunologic Diagnosis of Disease|
|Immunological and molecular diagnosis of infectious
disease, Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Convocation on
Immunology, Buffalo, NY, June 1-5, 1996. In Immunological
Investigations, Vol. 26(1&2), D. Amsterdam, R.K. Cunningham,
and C.J. van Oss (eds.), pp. 1-295, Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, NY,
|Amsterdam, D. Infections associated with immunodeficiency and immunosuppression. In Topley & Wilson's Microbiology and Microbiological Infections, 9th Edition, Volume 3, Bacterial Infections. Arnold, London. 1998.|