DPLM Faculty Profiles — Dr. Alby
Kevin Alby, PhD
Associate Director, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
My research has two main foci. The first is the development, evaluation, and implementation of new tests and technologies in the clinical microbiology laboratory. In particular, I am interested in how innovation in the clinical lab translates to improved patient or institutional outcomes. My other area of interest is the identification and characterization of multi-drug resistant organisms including their role in health and disease. Using a combination of traditional phenotypic tools and modern molecular techniques I query the molecular epidemiology of these organisms. In partnership with my collaborators we further analyze these organisms and their clinical epidemiology, including risk factors associated with their transmission, to develop a fuller understanding of these important pathogens.