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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

Microbiology, Molecular Microbiology, and Virology

Description of Research Expertise

Molecular Diagnostics, Clinical Virology

Selected Publications

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.

Porman A.M., Alby, K., Hirakawa M.P., and Bennett R.J. : Discovery of a phenotypic switch regulating sexual mating in the opportunistic fungal pathogen Candida tropicalis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 108(52): 21158-63, December 2011.

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., Sherwood, R.K., Jones Jr., S.J., and Bennett, R.J: Identification of a cell death pathway in Candida albicans during the response to pheromones Eukaryotic Cell 9(11): 1690-1701, November 2010.

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: 08/13/2014
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