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Roberta C. Faustoferri

Education

B.S. in Microbiology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Rochester, 1987

Current position

Senior Technical Associate, Laboratory of Dr. Robert Quivey, Center for Oral Biology, University of Rochester

Publications

  1. Cross, B., Faustoferri, R. C. and Quivey, R. G., Jr. (2016). What are We Learning and What Can We Learn from the Human Oral Microbiome Project? Curr Oral Health Rep 3(1): 56-63.

  2. Cross, B., Garcia, A., Faustoferri, R. and Quivey, R. G. (2016). PlsX deletion impacts fatty acid synthesis and acid adaptation in Streptococcus mutans. Microbiology 162(4): 662-671.

  3. Baker, J. L., Derr, A. M., Faustoferri, R. C. and Quivey, R. G., Jr. (2015). Loss of NADH Oxidase Activity in Streptococcus mutans Leads to Rex-Mediated Overcompensation in NAD+ Regeneration by Lactate Dehydrogenase. J Bacteriol 197(23): 3645-3657.

  4. Baker, J. L., Abranches, J., Faustoferri, R. C., Hubbard, C. J., Lemos, J. A., Courtney, M. A. and Quivey, R., Jr. (2015). Transcriptional profile of glucose-shocked and acid-adapted strains of Streptococcus mutans. Mol Oral Microbiol 30(6): 496-517.

  5. Quivey, R. G., Jr., Grayhack, E. J., Faustoferri, R. C., Hubbard, C. J., Baldeck, J. D., Wolf, A. S., MacGilvray, M. E., Rosalen, P. L., Scott-Anne, K., Santiago, B., Gopal, S., Payne, J. and Marquis, R. E. (2015). Functional profiling in Streptococcus mutans: construction and examination of a genomic collection of gene deletion mutants. Mol Oral Microbiol 30(6): 474-495.

  6. Faustoferri, R. C., Hubbard, C. J., Santiago, B., Buckley, A. A., Seifert, T. B. and Quivey, R. G., Jr. (2015). Regulation of fatty acid biosynthesis by the global regulator CcpA and the local regulator FabT in Streptococcus mutans. Mol Oral Microbiol 30(2): 128-146.

  7. Baker, J. L., Derr, A. M., Karuppaiah, K., MacGilvray, M. E., Kajfasz, J. K., Faustoferri, R. C., Rivera-Ramos, I., Bitoun, J. P., Lemos, J. A., Wen, Z. T. and Quivey, R. G., Jr. (2014). Streptococcus mutans NADH oxidase lies at the intersection of overlapping regulons controlled by oxygen and NAD+ levels. J Bacteriol 196(12): 2166-2177.

  8. Buckley, A. A., Faustoferri, R. C. and Quivey, R. G., Jr. (2014). beta-Phosphoglucomutase contributes to aciduricity in Streptococcus mutans. Microbiology 160(Pt 4): 818-827.

  9. Santiago, B., Marek, M., Faustoferri, R. C. and Quivey, R. G., Jr. (2013). The Streptococcus mutans aminotransferase encoded by ilvE is regulated by CodY and CcpA. J Bacteriol 195(16): 3552-3562.

  10. Gonzalez, K., Faustoferri, R. C. and Quivey, R. G., Jr. (2012). Role of DNA base excision repair in the mutability and virulence of Streptococcus mutans. Mol Microbiol 85(2): 361-377.

  11. Santiago, B., MacGilvray, M., Faustoferri, R. C. and Quivey, R. G., Jr. (2012). The branched-chain amino acid aminotransferase encoded by ilvE is involved in acid tolerance in Streptococcus mutans. J Bacteriol 194(8): 2010-2019.

  12. Derr, A. M., Faustoferri, R. C., Betzenhauser, M. J., Gonzalez, K., Marquis, R. E. and Quivey, R. G., Jr. (2012). Mutation of the NADH oxidase gene (nox) reveals an overlap of the oxygen- and acid-mediated stress responses in Streptococcus mutans. Appl Environ Microbiol 78(4): 1215-1227. 

  13. Culp, D. J., Quivey, R. Q., Bowen, W. H., Fallon, M. A., Pearson, S. K. and Faustoferri, R. (2005). A mouse caries model and evaluation of aqp5-/- knockout mice. Caries Res 39(6): 448-454.

  14. Faustoferri, R. C., Hahn, K., Weiss, K. and Quivey, R. G., Jr. (2005). Smx nuclease is the major, low-pH-inducible apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease in Streptococcus mutans. J Bacteriol 187(8): 2705-2714.

  15. Kuhnert, W. L., Zheng, G., Faustoferri, R. C. and Quivey, R. G., Jr. (2004). The F-ATPase operon promoter of Streptococcus mutans is transcriptionally regulated in response to external pH. J Bacteriol 186(24): 8524-8528.

  16. Quivey, R. G., Jr., Faustoferri, R., Monahan, K. and Marquis, R. (2000). Shifts in membrane fatty acid profiles associated with acid adaptation of Streptococcus mutans. FEMS Microbiol Lett 189(1): 89-92.

  17. Hahn, K., Faustoferri, R. C. and Quivey, R. G., Jr. (1999). Induction of an AP endonuclease activity in Streptococcus mutans during growth at low pH. Mol Microbiol 31(5): 1489-1498.

  18. Smith, A. J., Quivey, R. G., Jr. and Faustoferri, R. C. (1996). Cloning and nucleotide sequence analysis of the Streptococcus mutans membrane-bound, proton-translocating ATPase operon. Gene 183(1-2): 87-96.

  19. Quivey, R. G., Jr., Faustoferri, R. C., Clancy, K. A. and Marquis, R. E. (1995). Acid adaptation in Streptococcus mutans UA159 alleviates sensitization to environmental stress due to RecA deficiency. FEMS Microbiol Lett 126(3): 257-261.

  20. Quivey, R. G., Jr., Faustoferri, R. C. and Reyes, S. D. (1995). UV-resistance of acid-adapted Streptococcus mutans. Dev Biol Stand 85: 393-398.

  21. Quivey, R. G., Jr. and Faustoferri, R. C. (1992). In vivo inactivation of the Streptococcus mutans recA gene mediated by PCR amplification and cloning of a recA DNA fragment. Gene 116(1): 35-42.

  22. Quivey, R. G., Jr., Faustoferri, R. C., Belli, W. A. and Flores, J. S. (1991). Polymerase chain reaction amplification, cloning, sequence determination and homologies of streptococcal ATPase-encoding DNAs. Gene 97(1): 63-68.

Protocols by Roberta C. Faustoferri
  1. A Modified Chromogenic Assay for Determination of the Ratio of Free Intracellular NAD+/NADH in Streptococcus mutans