Research Interest

  • Molecular Microbiology
  • Rapid Bacterial Identification and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing


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Lack of clinical utility of urine Gram stain for suspected urinary tract infection in pediatric patients.
Cantey JB, Gaviria-Agudelo C, McElvania TeKippe E, Doern CD J. Clin. Microbiol. 2015 Feb
Comparison of the Next Generation Xpert MRSA/SA BC and GeneOhm StaphSR Assays to routine culture for the Identification of Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA in Positive Blood Culture Broths.
Buchan BW, Allen S, Burnham CA, McElvania TeKippe E, Davis T, Levi M, Mayne D, Pancholi P, Relich RF, Thomson R, Ledeboer NA J. Clin. Microbiol. 2014 Dec
Detection of Intracellular Parasites Utilizing the CellaVision DM96 on Routine Screening of Peripheral Blood Smears.
Racsa LD, Gander RM, Southern PM, McElvania TeKippe E, Doern C, Luu HS J. Clin. Microbiol. 2014 Nov
Rapid emergence of daptomycin resistance in clinical isolates of Corynebacterium striatum… a cautionary tale.
McElvania TeKippe E, Thomas BS, Ewald GA, Lawrence SJ, Burnham CA Eur. J. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. 2014 Jun
Evaluation of the Bruker Biotyper and VITEK MS MALDI-TOF MS systems for the identification of unusual and/or difficult-to-identify microorganisms isolated from clinical specimens.
McElvania TeKippe E, Burnham CA Eur. J. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. 2014 Jun
Comparison and optimization of two MALDI-TOF MS platforms for the identification of medically relevant yeast species.
Pence MA, McElvania Tekippe E, Wallace MA, Burnham CA Eur. J. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. 2014 May
De Novo Meningitis Caused by Propionibacterium acnes in a Patient with Metastatic Melanoma.
Burnham JP, Thomas BS, Trevino SE, McElvania Tekippe E, Burnham CA, Kuhlmann FM J. Clin. Microbiol. 2014 Apr 52 4 1290-3
Renal abscess caused by a Providencia stuartii isolate biochemically misidentified as Pasteurella.
Chamberland RR, McElvania TeKippe E, Burnham CA, Kennedy DJ J. Clin. Microbiol. 2013 Aug 51 8 2775-7
Two cases of Kerstersia gyiorum isolated from sites of chronic infection.
Pence MA, Sharon J, McElvania Tekippe E, Pakalniskis BL, Ford BA, Burnham CA J. Clin. Microbiol. 2013 Jun 51 6 2001-4
Optimizing identification of clinically relevant Gram-positive organisms by use of the Bruker Biotyper matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry system.
McElvania Tekippe E, Shuey S, Winkler DW, Butler MA, Burnham CA J. Clin. Microbiol. 2013 May 51 5 1421-7


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Honors & Awards

  • Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) Infectious Disease Fellows Grant
  • Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator Award
  • BioMerieux Scholarship in Clinical Microbiology
  • Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator Award

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Southwestern Association of Clinical Microbiology (2012)
  • Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (2011)
  • American Society for Microbiology (2000)