Donald L. Jungkind, PhD

Contact Dr. Jungkind

125 South 11th Street
Pavillion Building, Suite 207
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-6726
(215) 923-6039 fax

Medical School

PhD, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston - 1972


Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology

Board Certification

Diplomate American Board of Medical Microbiology

University Appointment

Director, Clinical Microbiology

Research and Clinical Interests

Our clinical laboratory is engaged in translational research related to the detection and characterization of infectious diseases. This includes work on new laboratory instruments and methods of microbe detection, plus automation and its effect on workload. We are active in clinical trials of new tests and laboratory instrumentation. Currently this has led us to be involved with molecular and physical methods of detecting infection that are alternatives to traditional cultural techniques. Examples of these activities are listed below:

  1. Evaluation of the Blood Culture Instrument BD Bactec FX
  2. Evaluation of the Prodesse PCR Assay for Clostridium difficile
  3. Roche Amplicor Chlamydia, Chlamydia/Gonorrhea, TB, and HCV PCR Assays
  4. Roche COBAS AMPLICOR automated PCR Instrument
  5. Roche AmpliPrep automated specimen preparation instrument for PCR
  6. Development of blood culture media leading to BD Lytic medium for blood cultures