Associate Professor, Microbiology
University of TX Heath Science Center at Tyler
Barbara A. Brown-Elliott, MS, MT(ASCP)SM, is an Associate Professor of Microbiology and Supervisor of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UTHSCT) Mycobacteria/Nocardia Laboratory.
She is a registered medical technologist who graduated from Houston Baptist University with a Bachelor of Science degree in medical technology and later earned a Master’s of Science degree from the University of Texas at Tyler. She previously was a clinical microbiology supervisor, consultant for a clinical microbiology reference laboratory, and an instructor in several medical technology programs. In 1988 she began her work with Dr. Richard Wallace in the Mycobacteria/Nocardia Laboratory, a premier reference laboratory for identification and susceptibility testing of nontuberculous mycobacteria, Nocardia, and other aerobic actinomycete species. Barbara has also served as the study coordinator for several clinical investigational drug trials and works closely with the UTHSCT Institutional Review Board on continuing review of clinical and laboratory trials and also as a Principal Investigator and/or Co-Investigator.
Barbara is an active member of the scientific community. She serves on several University and national committees. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), and the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) Subcommittee on Antimycobacterial Susceptibility Testing. She is a major contributor to the CLSI documents related to nontuberculous mycobacteria and Nocardia. She serves on editorial boards for the Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology Reviews and is a frequent scientific reviewer for these and other major scientific journals. She is the author of more than 175 scientific articles and chapters and has presented more than 100 abstracts/posters at international meetings. She has been an invited speaker at local, national, and international meetings. She is the 2009 recipient of the Becton Dickinson Gardner Middlebrook Award for significant contributions in the field of mycobacteriology and was honored in 2013 with the ASM Scherago-Rubin Award for excellence in clinical microbiology and was selected as an ASM Distinguished Lecturer for 2019-2020.
Disclosure: Biomerieux: Lab funding, Research Grant
Insmed: Lab funding, Research Grant
Janssen Pharm: Lab funding, Research Grant
Saturday, October 5
4:05 PM – 4:30 PM