Patricia A. Mickelsen

Adjunct Professor


Contact Information

Phone: 864-656-0486
FAX: 864-656-0435
Email: mickels@clemson.edu


Education and Certification

  • Diplomate, American Board of Medical Microbiology (A.B.M.M.) 1991-2001. Emeritus 2001.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Washington, Department of Laboratory Medicine, 1981-1983 
  • Ph.D. Bacteriology & Immunology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1977-1981
  • M.S. Pathology & Medical Technology, Medical College of Virginia, 1973-1975
  • M.T. (A.S.C.P), Medical Technology, Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, N.C., 1969-1970
  • B.A. Biology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1965-1969

Selected Publications

  • Mickelsen, PA. 1997. The use of molecular strain typing has become a standard of practice. Clinical Microbiology Newsletter 19 (18): 137-144.
  • Tenover, FC, Arbeit RD, Goering FV, Mickelsen PA, Murray BE, Pershing DH and Swaminathan B. Interpreting Chromosomal DNA Restriction Patterns Produced by Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis: Criteria for Bacterial Strain Typing. J. Clin. Microbiol. , 33 (9): 2233-2239. 1995
  • Mickelsen, PA, Tompkins LS. Use of bacteriology and mycology laboratories to diagnose gastrointestinal infections. In Infections of the Gastrointestinal Tract. Blaser, MJ, Smith PD, Ravdin, RI, Greenberg HB, Guerrant RL, eds. Raven Press, pgs. 1223-1268. 1995.
  • Small, PM, McClenny NB, Singh SP, Schoolnik GK, Tompkins LS, Mickelsen PA. Molecular strain typing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to confirm cross-contamination in the mycobacteriology laboratory and modification of procedures to minimize occurrence of false-positive cultures. J. Clin. Microbiol., 31(7):1677-82, 1993.
  • Kemper, CA, Mickelsen PA, Morton, A, Walton B, Deresinski, SC. Helicobacter (Campylobacter) fennelliae-like organisms as an important but occult cause of bacteremia in a patient with AIDS. Journal of Infection, 26(1):97-101, 1993.
  • Mickelsen, PA, Viano-Paulson MC, Stevens DA, Diaz PS. Clinical and microbiological features of infection with Malassezia pachydermatis in high risk infants. J. Infect. Dis. 157:1163-1168, 1988.
  • McKenna, WR, Mickelsen PA, Sparling PF, Dyer, DW: Iron uptake from lactoferrin and transferrin by Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Infect. Immun. 56:785-791, 1988.
  • Mickelsen, PA. Molecular biology techniques in the clinical microbiology laboratory. J. Med. Technol. 2:161-165, 1985.
  • Mickelsen, PA, Plorde JJ, Gordon KP, Hargiss C, McClure J, Schoenknecht FD, Condie F, Tompkins, LS. Instability of antibiotic resistance in a strain of Staphylococcus epidermidis isolated from an outbreak of prosthetic valve endocarditis. J. Infect. Dis. 152:50-58, 1985.
  • Mickelsen, PA, Blackman E, Sparling, PF. Ability of Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Neisseria meningitidis and commensal Neisseria species to obtain iron from lactoferrin. Infect. Immun. 35:915-920, 1982.
  • Mickelsen, PA, Sparling PF. Ability of Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Neisseria meningitidis and commensal Neisseria species to obtain iron from transferrin and iron compounds. Infect. Immun. 33:555-564, 1981.
  • McCarthy, LR, Mickelsen PA, Smith EG.  Susceptibility of Haemophilus vaginalis (Corynebacterium vaginale) to 21 antibiotics.  Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 16:186-189, 1979.
  • Mickelsen, PA, McCarthy LR, Mangum ME.  New differential medium for the isolation of Corynebacterium vaginale.  J. Clin. Microbiol. 5:488-489, 1977.
  • Mickelsen, PA, McCarthy LR, Propst MA.  Further modifications of auxanographic method for identification of yeasts. J. Clin. Microbiol. 5:297-301,1977.
  • Mickelsen, PA, Dalton HP.  Comparison of spontaneous and antibiotic-induced L-form production in Neisseria gonorrhoeae. J. Clin. Microbiol. 4:185-187, 1976.

Recent Courses

  • Micro205 - Introductory Microbiology 2003-present
  • Micro 400 - Public Health Microbiology 2003-present
  • Micro 411 - Pathogenic Bacteriology 2003-2007
  • Micro 491 - Research in Microbiology 2005-2006
  • Micro 495 - Service Learning 2006-present
  • Micro and BioSci 493- Senior Seminar 2007-present
  • Micro 806- Special Topics in Infectious Diseases 2006, 2008

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society for Microbiology