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Kevin Alby, PhD

Kevin Alby, PhD

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Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Contact information
3400 Spruce Street
4th Floor, Gates Building
Philadelphia, Pa 19104
Office: 215-662-6652
Education:
B.S. (Clinical Laboratory Science)
Marquette University, Milwaukee WI, 2006.
PhD (Pathobiology)
Brown University, Providence RI, 2011.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

I help direct the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at HUP. My areas of focus are on implementation of new technology such as multiplex PCR assays and MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry.

Description of Research Expertise

My research focuses on the utilization, development, and validation of tests for the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at HUP. My two major focuses are on using new technologies such as MALDI-TOF to identify resistant bacteria sooner and the development and utilization of molecular tests to detect viral illnesses.

Selected Publications

Cardenas AM, Edelstein PH, and Alby K: Development and Optimization of a Real Time PCR Assay for the Detection of Herpes simplex and Varicella zoster viruses in Skin and Mucosal Lesions Using the BD MAX Open System. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 52(12): 4375-6, December 2014.

Lim MY, Alker AP, Califano S, Trembath DG, Alby K, Gilligan PH, Jamieson K, Serody JS, Shea TC: Concurrent Disseminated Nocardiosis and GI Mucormycosis in a Stem-Cell Transplantation Recipient. Journal of Clinical Oncology July 2014.

Nicolsen NC, LeCroy N, Alby K, Martin KE, Laux J, Lin FC, Daniels L, Weber DJ, Miller MB: Clinical outcomes with rapid detection of methicillin-resistant and methicillin- susceptible Staphylococcus aureus from routine blood cultures. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 51(12): 4126-9, December 2013 Notes: Erratum J Clin Microbiol 2014 Jun;52(6):2286.

Alby K, Gilligan PH, Miller MB: Comparison of MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry Platforms for the Identification of Gram Negative Rods from Cystic Fibrosis Patients. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 51(11): 3852-4, November 2013.

Alby K, Daniels LM, Weber DJ, Miller MB: Development of a Treatment Algorithm for Streptococci/Enterococci from Positive Blood Cultures Identified with the Verigene BC-GP Assay. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 51(11): 3869-71, November 2013.

Alby, K., Popowitch, E.P., and Miller M.B: Comparative evaluation of the Nanosphere Verigene RV+ Assay with the Simplexa Flu A/B & RSV Kit for the detection of influenza and respiratory syncytial viruses. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 51(1): 352-53, January 2013.

Alby, K. and P.H. Gilligan : Identification of clinically relevant bacteria: conventional methods The Prokaryotes 4th edition. Springer, 2012.

Alby, K. and Bennett R.J. : Inter-species pheromone signaling promotes biofilm formation and same-sex mating in Candida albicans Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 8(108): 2510-2515, February 2011.

Alby, K., Schaefer, D., and Bennett, R.J.: Homothallic and Heterothallic mating in the opportunistic pathogen Candida albicans Nature 460: 890-893, August 2009.

Alby, K. and Bennett, R.J. : Stress-Induced Phenotypic Switching in Candida albicans Molecular Biology of the Cell 20(14): 3178-3191, July 2009.

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Last updated: 12/01/2014
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