Terry Ann Else, PhD, MT (AMT), MLT (ASCP)

Terry Ann Else
Basic Sciences
(702) 777-1799

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Dr. Else obtained her PhD at UNLV and is board certified as a Medical Technologist. She is responsible for teaching courses in the DO, PA, and MHS Programs at TUN. These courses include Medical Microbiology/Immunology and Infection and Immunity for the D.O. students, Medical Microbiology/Immunology for the P.A. students, and Overview of Immunology/Medical Microbiology, and Lab Diagnostics for the MHS students.

Research interests include: studies of environmental microorganisms involved in colonization and degradation of structural and encapsulating materials; degradation of environmental contaminants; microbial community/plant interactions; microbial studies involving public health issues, specifically waste-water treatment; and bacteriophage isolation studies as an alternative to current antimicrobial therapies.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences, California State University, Fullerton 1979
  • Associate of Applied Sciences in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, College of Southern Nevada, 1993
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2002
  • Medical Laboratory Technician, American Society for Clinical Pathology (MLT, ASCP)
  • Medical Technologist, American Medical Technologists (MT, AMT)
  • Clinical Laboratory Technologist, Nevada State License #2101-TCL-12

          DO Program

  • BSCI 624N Medical Microbiology1
  • BSCI 636N Medical Microbiology2
  • BSCI 617N Infection and Immunity Host Defense Mechanism

    MHS Program
  • BMS620 Research Tools
  • BMS605 Scientific Communications
  • BMS630 Individual Research 1
  • BMS640 Individual Research 2
  • BMS650 Practicum
  • MHSV665 Introduction to Microbial Infectious Diseases
  • MHSV667 Survey of Immunology Laboratory Diagnostics

    PA Program
  • PASV658 Infectious Disease Diagnostics Microscopy
  • PA659 Immunology
  • UNLV Applied Research Initiative/New Green Investigating and developing biofertilizers
  • Perchlorate Remediation - Study of indigenous microorganisms capable of remediating perchlorate contamination
  • Development of Bacteriophage Therapy for Novel Treatment of Pathogenic Bacterial Infections
  • Enrichment, isolation, and characterization of bacteriophages specific for the pathogens Streptococcus pneumoniae and Neisseria gonorrhoea
  • Duus, K.M. and Else, T.A. TUN Research Grant Award 2015-16. Development of Bacteriophage Therapy for Novel Treatment of Bacterial Infections.
  • Else, T.A., and Russell, D. TUN Summer Research Assistant Fellowship 2015. Genetic Analysis of Genes that Express Perchlorate Reductase and Chlorite Dismutase in Perchlorate Reducing Bacteria.
  • Else, T.A. and Broyles, J. TUN Summer Research Assistant Fellowship 2013. Effect of Electron Donors on Perchlorate Reduction by Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
  • Else, T.A., and Hartley, D. Touro University Internal Grant 2012-13. Distribution of Perchlorate Reducing Bacteria Relative to Perchlorate Contaminated Sites in the Las Vegas Valley.
  • Else, T.A., Iddyadinesh, S., Suba, J.TUN Student Research Project 2011-2012. Environmental Contamination by Perchlorate.
  • Amy, P.S., T. A. Else. Renew Green Corporation/UNLV. Evaluation of the effectiveness, and longevity of a microbial soil treatment. Determination of optimal application regimen and storage requirements. Proposal #99908251. 2007-2008.
  • Zhang, Z., Else, T., Amy, P., and J. Battista. 2001. Evaluation of In Situ Biodegradation of Perchlorate in a Contaminated Site. (eds) Leeson, A., Peyton, B. M., Means, J. L., and V. S. Magar. In, Bioremediation of Inorganic Contaminants. The Sixth International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium, San Diego, California, June 4-7, 2001, Volume 6, pp 257-263, Battelle Press, Columbus - Richland.
  • Pantle, C. R., Else, T. A., Neuwohner, C., and P. S. Amy. 2002. Evaluation of Microbiological Factors that Influence Degradation of Low-level Waste Containers in Shovel Trench Repositories in a Desert Environment. Proceedings of the 9th Biennial International Conference on Nuclear and Hazardous Waste Management, Spectrum 2002, American Nuclear Society, Inc., August 4-8, 2002, Reno, Nevada.
  • Pantle, C. R., Else, T. A., Neuwohner, C., and P. S. Amy. 2002. A Long-Term Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopic and Population Growth Study of Biofilms Formed on Polyethylene in Soil Microcosms. Proceedings of the 9th Biennial International Conference on Nuclear and Hazardous Waste Management, Spectrum 2002, American Nuclear Society, Inc., August 4-8, 2002, Reno, Nevada.
  • Else, T. A., Pantle, C. R., and P. S. Amy. 2003. Boundaries for Biofilm Formation: Humidity and Temperature. Appl. Environ. Micro. 69(8):5006-5010.
  • Kipp, B.R., Tanasescu, M., Else, T.A., Bryant, S.C., Karnes, R.J., Sebo, T.J., and K.C. Halling. 2009. Quantitative Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization and its Ability to Predict Bladder Cancer Recurrence and Progression to Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer. J. Molec. Diag. 11(2):148-154
  • Emami-Khovi, A., Hartley, D.A., Paterson, A.M., Cruickshank, R.H., Boren, L.J., Ross, J.G., Murphy, E.C., and T.A. Else. 08 Jul 2016. Mitochondrial DNA structure and colony expansion dynamics of New Zealand fur seals (Arctocephalus forsteri) around Banks Peninsula. New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 43(4): 322-335 (NZJZ-2015-0031).
  • Emami Khoyi, A., Hartley, D., Ross, J., Murphy, E., Paterson, A., Cruickshank, R., Else, T.A. accepted for publication 8/2015. Complete Mitochondrial Genome of the Stoat (Mustela ermine) and New Zealand Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri) and their Significance for Mammalian Phylogeny. Mitochondrial DNA Part A, DOI: 10.3109/19401736.2015.1101542
  • Emami Khoyi, A., Hartley, D., Paterson, A.M., Else, T.A. 2016. Identifying prey items from New Zealand fur seal (Arctocephalus forsteri) faeces using massive parallel sequencing. Conservation Genet Resour 8: 343-352. DOI: 10.1007/sl12686-016-0560-9
  • National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners - Item Writer, National Faculty
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • American Medical Technologists
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology