Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division

Pathogen Discovery in Humans

VIDD scientists are developing innovative technologies for the study of human infectious diseases of unknown etiology. Recent advances in molecular (nucleic acid-based) techniques have allowed scientists to identify and characterize novel bacterial, fungal, and viral pathogens that lead to human disease.


Professor, Medicine, University of Washington
Adjunct Associate Professor, Microbiology, University of Washington
Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program, University of Washington
Determining how changes in microbial communities impact human health; identifying, characterizing, and culturing microbes found in the human genital tract; and associating the reproductive tract microbiome with human disease. Developing molecular diagnostic tests to detect and identify pathogens in immunocompromised hosts such as cancer patients.
Phone: (206) 667-1935
Fax: (206) 667-4411