Department of Microbiology


The Department of Microbiology at UT Health Northeast boasts over 30years of experience in laboratory studies and treatment of nontuberculous mycobacteria. The nontuberculous mycobacteria include such species as Mycobacterium fortuitum, Mycobacterium chelonae, Mycobacterium abscessus, Mycobacterium kansasii, and Mycobacterium avium complex. The department also works with related aerobic actinomycetes that includes nocardia species such as Nocardia nova and Nocardia farcinica.

Under the direction of Dr. Richard J. Wallace, Jr., the Department of Microbiology has achieved a world-wide reputation for excellence in susceptibility testing, identification, and treatment as well as clinical and basic research of mycobacteria and the other aerobic actinomycetes.

Dr. Wallace is a former member of the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute, CLSI, formerly National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards (NCCLS) and Barbara Brown-Elliott (Laboratory Supervisor) also a member on this committee.

Last Update: Feburary 22, 2012

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