publications

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Hartmann EM, Hickey R, Hsu T, Betancourt-Román CM, Chen J, Schwager R, Kline J, Brown GZ, Halden RU, Huttenhower C, Green JL (2016) Antimicrobial Chemicals Are Associated with Elevated Antibiotic Resistance Genes in the Indoor Dust Microbiome. Environmental Science & Technology (in press) [doi][GitHub]

Fortenberry JD, Hickey RJ, Forney LJ. 2015. Reply to “Accuracy of self-report of sexual activity among adolescent girls: implications for interpretation of vaginal flora patterns.” mBio 6(3):e00890-15. [doi][pdf]

Hickey RJ, Zhou X, Settles ML, Erb J, Malone K, Hansmann MA, Shew ML, Van Der Pol B, Fortenberry JD, Forney LJ (2015) Vaginal microbiota of adolescent girls prior to the onset of menarche resemble those of reproductive-age women. mBio 6(2):e00097-15. [doi][pdf][GitHub]

Mendes-Soares H, Suzuki H, Hickey RJ, Forney LJ (2014) Comparative functional genomics of Lactobacillus spp. reveals possible mechanisms for specialization of vaginal lactobacilli to their environment. Journal of Bacteriology 196(7):1458-1470[doi][pdf]

Hickey RJ, Forney LJ (2014) Gardnerella vaginalis does not always cause bacterial vaginosis. Journal of Infectious Diseases 210(10):1682-1683[doi][pdf]

Ravel J, Brotman RM, Gajer P, Ma B, Nandy M, Fadrosh DW, Sakamoto J, Koenig SSK, Fu L, Zhou X, Hickey RJ, Schwebke JR, Forney LJ (2013) Daily temporal dynamics of vaginal microbiota before, during and after episodes of bacterial vaginosis. Microbiome 1:29. [doi] [pdf]

Hickey RJ, Abdo Z, Zhou X, Nemeth K, Hansmann M, Osborn TW, Wang F, Forney LJ (2013) Effects of tampons and menses on the composition and diversity of vaginal microbial communities. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 120(6):695-706. [doi] [pdf]

Jian S*, Hickey R*, Forney L (2013) Microbiome, Vagina. In: Nelson K (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Metagenomics: SpringerReference. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. [doi] [pdf]

Hickey RJ, Zhou X, Pierson JD, Ravel J, Forney LJ (2012) Understanding vaginal microbiome complexity from an ecological perspective. Translational Research 160:267-282. [doi] [pdf]

Copeland WK, Krishnan V, Beck D, Settles M, Foster JA, Cho KC, Day M, Hickey R, Schütte UME, Zhou X, Williams CJ, Forney LJ, Abdo Z (2012) mcaGUI: microbial community analysis R-Graphical User Interface (GUI). Bioinformatics 28(16):2198-2199. [doi] [pdf]

Zhou X, Westman R, Hickey R, Hansmann MA, Kennedy C, Osborn TW, et al. (2009) Vaginal microbiota of women with frequent vulvovaginal candidiasis. Infection and Immunity 77(9):4130–5. [doi] [pdf]

in review or revision

Hickey RJ, Cornejo OE, Suzuki H, Forney LJ. Focusing the diversity of Gardnerella vaginalis through the lens of ecotypes. (in revision)

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