Thomas J. Kirn
Department: Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Phone: 1.7322355338
Email: kirntj@rwjms.rutgers.edu
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.