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Nichola BeydaNicholas D. Beyda

Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research

University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Health 2, Room 4035
4349 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Houston, TX 77204-5039

Contact: - 832-842-8351


Antifungal resistance, Rapid diagnostics, Host immune response to fungi

  • Infectious Diseases Fellowship, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, Texas
  • PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA
  • Doctor of Pharmacy, Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn, AL
  • B.S. in Biomedical Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, AL


Google Scholar Profile
  • Antifungal Resistance: a Concerning Trend for the Present and Future. JA Hendrickson, C Hu, SL Aitken, N Beyda Current infectious disease reports 2021 (12), 47
  • Comparative in vitro pharmacodynamic analysis of isavuconazole, voriconazole, and posaconazole against clinical isolates of aspergillosis, mucormycosis, fusariosis, and phaeohyphomycosis. Lewis RE, Wurster S, Beyda ND, Albert ND, Kontoyiannis DP. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2019 Nov;95(3):114861
  • Drosophila melanogaster as a model to study virulence and azole treatment of the emerging pathogen Candida auris. Wurster S, Bandi A, Beyda ND, Albert ND, Raman NM, Raad II, Kontoyiannis DP. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2019 Jul 1;74(7):1904-1910
  • Adjuvant β-Lactam Therapy Combined with Vancomycin for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia: Does β-Lactam Class Matter? Dilworth TJ, Casapao AM, Ibrahim OM, Jacobs DM, Bowers DR, Beyda ND, Mercier RC. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2019 Feb 26;63(3):e02211-18
  • In Vitro Evaluation of BacT/Alert FA Blood Culture Bottles and T2Candida Assay for Detection of Candida in the Presence of Antifungals. Beyda ND, Amadio J, Rodriguez JR, Malinowski K, Garey KW, Wanger A, Ostrosky-Zeichner L. J Clin Microbiol. 2018 Jul 26;56(8):e00471-18
  • Prevalence and predictors of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis due to ceftriaxone-resistant organisms at a large tertiary centre in the USA. Sofjan AK, Musgrove RJ, Beyda ND, Russo HP, Lasco TM, Yau R, Restrepo A, Garey KW. J Glob Antimicrob Resist. 2018 Dec;15:41-47
  • Rezafungin (CD101), a next-generation echinocandin: A systematic literature review and assessment of possible place in therapy. Sofjan AK, Mitchell A, Shah DN, Nguyen T, Sim M, Trojcak A, Beyda ND, Garey KW. J Glob Antimicrob Resist. 2018 Sep;14:58-64
  • Overtreatment of Asymptomatic Candiduria among Hospitalized Patients: a Multi-institutional Study. Jacobs DM, Dilworth TJ, Beyda ND, Casapao AM, Bowers DR. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 Dec 21;62(1):e01464-17
  • Early Administration of Adjuvant β-Lactam Therapy in Combination with Vancomycin among Patients with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bloodstream Infection: A Retrospective, Multicenter Analysis. Casapao AM, Jacobs DM, Bowers DR, Beyda ND, Dilworth TJ; REACH-ID Study Group. Pharmacotherapy. 2017 Nov;37(11):1347-1356
  • Innate inflammatory response and immunopharmacologic activity of micafungin, caspofungin, and voriconazole against wild-type and FKS mutant Candida glabrata isolates. Beyda ND, Liao G, Endres BT, Lewis RE, Garey KW. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2015 Sep;59(9):5405-12
  • Echinocandin use in hospitalized patients: a multi-institutional study. Garey KW, Aitken SL, Dima-Ala A, Beyda ND, Kuper K, Xie Y, Koo HL. Am J Med Sci. 2015 Apr;349(4):316-20
  • Host factors and clinical outcomes of Candida colonization in critically ill patients. Jacobs DM, Beyda ND, Asuphon O, Alam MJ, Garey KW. Mycopathologia. 2015 Feb;179(1-2):87-93
  • FKS mutant Candida glabrata: risk factors and outcomes in patients with candidemia. Beyda ND, John J, Kilic A, Alam MJ, Lasco TM, Garey KW. Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Sep 15;59(6):819-25
  • Clinical practice patterns in hospitalized patients at risk for invasive candidiasis: role of antifungal stewardship programs in an era of rapid diagnostics. Aitken SL, Beyda ND, Shah DN, Palmer HR, Lasco TM, Koo H, Garey KW. Ann Pharmacother. 2014 Jun;48(6):683-90