• Thomas J. Kirn
  • Thomas J. Kirn
  • Professor
  • Department: Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
  • Program(s): Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Graduate Program
  • Phone: 1.7322355338
  • Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • MEB, Room 226
  • One Robert Wood Johnson Place
  • New Brunswick, NJ 08901
  • Key Words: Molecular diagnostics for infectious diseases, molecular mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis, mucosal immunology

My general research interests are in the areas of microbial pathogenesis and molecular techniques for infectious disease diagnostics. Current studies include investigation of a novel, rapid method for identification of S. aureus in positive blood cultures and elucidation of molecular mechanisms that contribute to C. difficile pathogenesis.