Erin H. Graf, PhD, D(ABMM)

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Contact InformationThe Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
34th & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-426-9857



B.S. (Cell Biology, & Molecular Genetics, Minor in English)
University of Maryland, College Park, MD , 2005.
P.h.D. (Cell & Molecular Biology)
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2013.

Specialty Certification

Diplomate, American Board of Medical Microbiology, 2015

Postgraduate Training

CDC/APHL Emerging Infectious Diseases Advanced Laboratory Training, University of Iowa Hygienic Laboratory, Iowa City, IA, 2007-2008
ASM Committee on Postgraduate Education Fellowship in Medical Microbiology & Infectious Disease Serology, University of Utah/ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT, 2013-2015

Awards and Honors

Howard Huges Medical Institute Med-into-Grad Scholar, 2008-2013
Young Investigator Award, 18th annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, Boston, MA, 2011
President Gutmann Leadership Award, University of Pennsylvania, 2012
Young Investigator Award, 19th annual Conference on Retroviruses & Opportunistic Infections, Seattle, WA, 2012
HIV Pathogenesis T32 predoctoral training grant recipient, 2012-2013
Pan American Society for Clinical Virology Travel Award, 2012
University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Pathology Research Grant Award, 2013
First Place for Fellows' Research Presentations, University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, 2014

Memberships and Professional Organizations

American Society for Microbiology, 2011 - Present
Eastern Pennsylvania Branch of ASM, 2012 - Present
Association for Molecular Pathology, 2014 - Present

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Selected Publications

Prospective evaluation of light scatter technology paired with MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry for rapid diagnosis of urinary tract infections

Sandra Montgomery, Kiana Roman, Lan M. Nguyen, Ana Maria Cardenas, James J. Knox, Erin H. Graf, Journal of Clinical Microbiology 55(6): 1802-1811, 2017, PMID:28356414

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Detection of Previously Missed Pathogens in Immunocompromised Children with Suspected Pulmonary Infections by a Fully-Validated Next-Generation Sequencing Test

Robert Schlaberg, Heng Xie, Steven Flygare, Yuying Mei, Hajime Matsuzaki, Mark Yandell, Erin Graf, Poster Presentation at the American Thoracic Society Annual Meeting, 2017

Mycoplasma hominis empyema in an 18 year-old stem cell and lung transplant recipient: Case report and review of the literature

Dixit A, Alexsandrescu S, Boyer D, Graf E, Vargas S, Silverman M., Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society doi: 10.1093/jpids/pix049(): , 2017, PMID:28992317

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Disseminated Neisseria gonorrhoeae in an 18 year old female

Julianne E. Burns & Erin H. Graf, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 2018

Outbreak of Adenovirus in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Rapid Detection and Successful Prevention of Secondary Transmission

Julia S. Sammons, Sara Townsend, Cindy L. Hoegg, Sarah A. Smathers, Erin H. Graf, Susan Coffin, Katie Williams, Eileen Farnon, Ursula Nawab, David Munson, Kevin Dysart, Gil Binenbaum, Oral presentation at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control Annual Meeting, 2017

illumigene Kingella by Meridian Bioscience: Isothermal Amplification test for the Detection of Kingella kingae from Synovial Fluids

Reddy V Ponaka, Clarissa Gomez, Denise Patel, Vladimir Slepnev, José R. Romero, Erin Graf, Slava Elagin, Poster presentation for the Clinical Virology Symposium, 2017

Dengue Associated Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis

E. Kitt, E.H. Graf, J.M. Bergelson, Poster presentation at European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases Annual Meeting, 2017

Real-time Molecular Serotyping and Improved Resolution Through Whole-Virus Genome Sequencing During an Adenovirus Outbreak in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Mitchell SL, Sammons JS, Graf EH, Poster presentation for Clinical Virology Symposium, 2017

Limb Weakness in an 8 year old

Stephanie Mitchell and Erin H. Graf, Oral case presentation at the Clinical Virology Symposium, 2017

Multi-locus Amplification Followed by Next Generation Sequencing and Metagenomic Analysis Dramatically Improves Diagnostic Yield Over Sanger-Based Pan-Bacterial Sequencing in Formalin Fixed Paraffin Embedded Tissues

Laurel Glaser, Julia Was, Erin Graf, Poster presentation at ASM Microbe, 2017

Malaria Trojan Horse: A case of mixed-species malaria infection

Erlinda Ulloa, Erin Graf, Ana Maria Cardenas, Michael Silverman, Eimear Kitt, Poster presentation at European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases Annual Meeting, 2017

A case report of Pediatric Brucellosis in an Algerian immigrant

Eimear Kitt, Kristina R Brannock, Lauren A VonHolz, Paul Planet, Erin Graf and Vinodh Pillai, Open Forum Infectious Diseases doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofw263(): , 2017, PMID:28480256

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