Kenneth (K.P.) Smith

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Kenneth (K.P.) Smith is a postdoctoral fellow in James Kirby’s laboratory at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His research interest is in development of drugs and diagnostics for multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria.

Latest from Kenneth (K.P.) Smith

Who Are the HACEK Organisms?

  • Feb. 11, 2019
“HACEK” is a familiar clinical microbiology acronym, but who are organisms in this group? We review the most commonly isolated individual members.

Predictive Value of Blood Culture Time to Positivity

  • Nov. 16, 2018
Detection of bloodstream infection is one of the most important functions of the clinical microbiology laboratory.

Opening the Black Box of MALDI-TOF MS

  • July 16, 2018
MALDI-TOF MS is an increasingly popular method for identifying bacteria and yeasts in the clinical microbiology laboratory.

Fusarium: a Pathogen of the Modern Era

  • April 2, 2018
Diagnosing, treating and preventing infections caused by Fusarium.

Point-of-Care Testing for Influenza

  • Oct. 23, 2017
We review some significant technical, biological, and regulatory issues of influenza point-of-care testing.