Keith Jerome, MD, PhD

Keith Jerome, MD, PhD

Professor, Laboratory Medicine
University of Washington
Head, Virology Division
University of Washington
Director, Molecular Virology Laboratory, Laboratory Medicine
University of Washington

Other Positions

Graduate Faculty, Laboratory Medicine, Microbiology, Pathobiology, and UW/Hutchinson Center Molecular and Cellular Biology program, University of Washington

Hospital Positions

UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance


Duke University, 1993, MD
Duke University, 1992, PhD (Immunology)
Georgetown College, 1985, BS (Chemistry)

Current Board Certification and Licensure

American Board of Pathology (Clinical Pathology)
Washington state medical license

Research Interests

  • Clinically important persistent and latent viral infections
  • Curative therapies for latent viral infections

Clinical Expertise

  • Real-time PCR
  • Automation of nucleic acid extraction
  • Diagnosis of disease caused by herpesviruses, enterovirus, JC and BK viruses, parvovirus B19, and hepatitis viruses

Current Projects

  • Novel proteins (homing endonucleases) as potential treatments for latent and persistent viral infections
  • Pathogen-host interaction during chronic viral infections, especially mechanisms for evasion of cell-mediated immunity
  • Diagnostics for viruses posing the greatest threat to human health
  • Dendritic Cell-Based Delivery for Genetic Therapy of Latent HIV Infection
  • Hepatitis B Research Network Central Lab

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Contact Information

(206) 667-6793
(206) 667-6179
Additional contact

Mail Stop E5-110