Education and Training
PhD - University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Medical and Public Health Microbiology Fellowship, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
Titles and Academic Titles
Assistant Director, Infectious Disease Diagnostics Laboratory
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Departments and Services
Smith KP, Cheng A, Chopelas A, DuBois-Coyne S, Mezghani I, Rodriguez S, Talay M, Kirby JE: Large-Scale, In-House Production of Viral Transport Media To Support SARS-CoV-2 PCR Testing in a Multihospital Health Care Network during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 58(8): e00913-20, July 2020.
Callahan CJ, Lee R, Zulauf KE, Tamburello L, Smith KP, Previtera J, Cheng A, Green A, Abdul Azim A, Yano A, Doraiswami N, Kirby JE, Arnaout RA.: Open Development and Clinical Validation of Multiple 3D-Printed Nasopharyngeal Collection Swabs: Rapid Resolution of a Critical COVID-19 Testing Bottleneck Journal of Clinical Microbiology 58(8): e00876-20, July 2020.
Smith K.P., Dowgiallo M.G., Chiaraviglio L., Parvatkar P.A., Kim C., Manetsch R., Kirby J.E. : Whole-Cell Screen for Adjunctibe and Direct Antimicrobials Active Against Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae. SLAS Discovery 24(8): 842-853, Sep 2019.
Smith K.P., Kirby J.E.: The Inoculum Effect in the Era of Multidrug Resistance: Minor Differences in Inoculum Have Dramatic Effect on Minimal Inhibitory Concentration Determination. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 62(8): e00433-18, Jul 2018.
Smith K.P., Kang A., Kirby J.E.: Automated Interpretation of Blood Culture Gram Stains using a Deep Convolutional Neural Network. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 65(3): e01521-17, Feb 2018.
Smith K.P., Richmond D.L., Brennan-Krohn T., Elliott H.L., Kirby J.E. : Development of MAST: A Microscopy-Based Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Platform. SLAS Technology 22(6): 662-674, Dec 2017.
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