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Faculty Detail    
Name STEPHEN A MOSER
 
Campus Address WP P230 Zip 7331
Phone 205-934-6421
E-mail moser@uab.edu
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Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Pathology   Laboratory Medicine Professor
Secondary  Diag & Thx Sci Chair   Clin Lab Sci Div Associate Professor
Secondary  Microbiology  Microbiology Associate Professor
Center  Center for AIDS Research  Center for AIDS Research Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Center for Outcomes & Effectiveness Res & Educ Professor

Graduate Biomedical Sciences Affiliations
Integrative Biomedical Sciences 
Molecular and Cellular Pathology Program 

Biographical Sketch 
Stephen A. Moser, Ph.D. is Professor of Pathology in the Division of Laboratory Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He serves as Section Head for the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at University of Alabama Hospital. Dr. Moser has a special interest in fungal diseases and has established the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation Fungal Reference Laboratory and serves as Director. He has been in academic positions first at Tulane School of Medicine Department of Microbiology (4 years) followed by Washington University Department of Pathology (10 years) and now at UAB since 1992. He is an Editor of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology published by the American Society of Microbiology.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American Society for Microbiology  Editor, Journal of Clinical Microbiology  www.asm.org 
International Society for Human and Animal Mycology  Member  www.isham.org 

Research/Clinical Interest
Title
Pulmonary mycotic infections, Antifungal Susceptibility, Diagnosis of Invasive Fungal Infections.
Description
Clinical Microbiology: Due to the nature of clinical microbiology, the areas of Dr. Moser's investigation and publication are diverse. Most studies have involved the assessment of methods for providing more rapid or accurate diagnostic test results to physicians. Many have involved pathology residents and serve an important educational role by teaching research methods and exposing them to presenting at national scientific meetings. The areas covered include mycology, bacteriology, mycobacteriology, and antimicrobial susceptibility testing. Current active research addresses the early diagnosis of invasive fungal infections in hematopoetic stem cell transplant recipients using real-time PCR; molecular epidemiology of Streptococcus mutans.

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Momeni, S.K, J. Whiddon, S.A. Moser, K. Cheon, J.D. Ruby, and N.K. Childers. 2013. Comparative genotyping of Streptococcus mutans by repetitive extragenic palindromic polymerase chain reaction and multilocus sequence typing. Mol. Oral Microbiol. 28:18-27.  23194334 
McKinnell, J.A., D. Kunz, E. Chamot, M. Patel, R. Shirley, S.A. Moser, J. Baddley P. Pappas and L. Miller. 2012. Association of vancomycin-resistant enterococcus bacteremia and ceftriaxone usage. Inf Contol Hosp Epi. 33:718-724.  22669234 
McKinnell, J.A., A.P. Cannella, D.F. Kunz, E.W. Hook, 3rd, S.A. Moser, L.G. Miller, J.W. Baddley and P.G. Pappas. 2012. Pneumocystis pneumonia in hospitalized patients: a detailed examination of symptoms, management, and outcomes in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected and HIV-uninfected persons. Transpl Infect Dis. 14:510-518.  22669234 
Xiao, Li, D.M. Crabb, S.A. Moser, L.B. Duffy, J.I. Glass, V. Paralanov, and K.B. Waites. 2011. Genotypic characterization of Ureaplasma serovars from clinical isolates by pulsed field gel electrophoresis. J Clin Microbiol. 49:3325-3328.  21795510 
Mdodo, R, S.A. Moser, W. Jaoko, J.W. Baddley, P.G. Pappas, M-C. Kempf, C. Aban, S. Odera, and P. Jolly. 2011. Antifungal susceptibilities of Cryptococcus neoformans cerebrospinal fluid isolates from AIDS patients in Kenya. Mycoses. 54:e438-442.  21535451 
Cheon, K., SA. Moser, J. Whiddon, R.C. Osgood, S. Momeni, J.D. Ruby, G.R. Cuter, D.B. Allison, and N.K. Childers. 2011. Genetic diversity of plaque mutans Streptococci with rep-PCR. J. Dental Res. 90:331-335.  21297016  
McKinnell, J.A., M. Patel, R.M. Shirley, D.F. Kunz, S.A. Moser and J.W. Baddley. 2010. Observational study of the epidemiology and outcomes of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus bacteremia treated with newer antimicrobial agents. Epidemiol. Infect. 15:1-9.  21073764  
Munoz-Cadavid, C., S. Rudd, SR Zaki, M. Patel, S.A. Moser, M.E. Brandt, and B.L. Gomez. 2010. Improving molecular detection of fungal DNA in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues: comparison of five tissue DNA extraction methods using panfungal PCR. J. Clin. Microbiol. 48:2147-2153.  20392915 
Moser, S.A., S.C. Mitchell, J.D. Ruby, S. Momeni, R.C. Osgood, J. Whiddon, and N.K. Childers. 2010. Repetitive Extragenic Palindromic-polymerase Chain Reaction (rep-PCR) for the Study of Streptococcus mutans Diversity and Transmission in Human Populations. J. Clin. Microbiol. 48:599-602.  20007400  
Baddley, J.W., K.A. Marr, D.R. Andes, T.J. Walsh, C.A. Kauffman, D.P. Kontoyiannis, J. Ito, A. Balajee, P.G. Pappas, and S.A. Moser. 2009. Patterns of susceptibility of Aspergillus isolates recovered from patients enrolled in the Transplant Associated Infection Surveillance Network. J. Clin. Microbiol. 47:3271-3275.  19692558  
Balajee, S.A., Kano, R., J.W. Baddley, S.A. Moser, K.A. Marr, B. Alexander, D. Andes, D.P. Kontoyiannis, G. Perrone, S. Peterson, M.E. Brandt, P.G. Pappas and T. Chiller. 2009. Molecular identification of Aspergillus species collected for the Transplant-Associated Infection Surveillance Network. J. Clin Microbiol. 47:3138-3141.  19675215  
Mitchell SC, J Ruby, SA Moser, S Momeni, AM Smith, R. Osgood, M. Litaker and N. Childers. 2009. Maternal transmission of mutans Streptococci in severe-early childhood caries. Pediatric Dentistry 31:193-201.  19552223 

Keywords
mycology, diagnostic testing, informatics;epidemiology