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Joshua Thomson

Assistant Professor, Division of Integrated Biomedical Sciences

Joshua Thomson
Contact Info:
Campus: Corktown Campus
Room: DC 427
Phone: 313-494-6853
Joshua Thomson


  • Ph.D., Wayne State University
  • B.A, University of Detroit Mercy


Dr. Thomson teaches in the fields of Microbiology and Immunology for dental, dental hygiene, and graduate programs, with a specific emphasis on infectious diseases and infection control. Dr. Thomson received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Detroit Mercy, Department of Biology, in 2009. He received his Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbiology from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 2014.  Dr. Thomson is the coordinator for the Summer Undergraduate Research Program at the School of Dentistry.  Dr. Thomson joined the University in 2014
His main research focus is directed towards the use of natural compounds and bacteriophage as therapeutics against dental pathogens, as well as defining microbiological characteristics of dental materials. His continued research interests include describing mechanisms of serum resistance in the human bacterial pathogen, Yersinia pestis. 
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