Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division

Microbial Pathogenesis

VIDD researchers are interested in defining the mechanisms by which pathogens infect the human host, evade the immune system and successfully cause disease. This multi-disciplinary field includes cell biology, immunology, epidemiology, microbiology and molecular biology. Examples of current microbial pathogenesis research include development of anti-fungal drugs, design of bacterial vaginosis detection assays and elucidation of herpesvirus pathogenesis.

Faculty

Professor, Medicine, University of Washington
Adjunct Associate Professor, Microbiology, University of Washington
Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program, University of Washington
Associate Member, Clinical Research Division
Professor, Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington
Head, Virology Division, University of Washington
Director, Molecular Virology Laboratory, Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington
Research focused on modifying stem cells to be resistant to HIV and using DNA-targeting proteins to attack HIV provirus.
Assistant Member, Clinical Research Division
Assistant Professor, Medicine, University of Washington
Study Physician, UW Virology Research Clinic, University of Washington
Interest in describing the quantitative and dynamical features of human pathogens and immune responses. Most of work to-date is on the pathogenesis of HSV-2 infection but also interested in applying models to optimize viral eradication startegies, and to use models to capture kinetic features of the human microbiome.