Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division

Bacterial Infections in Humans

VIDD scientists are developing innovative technologies for the study of human infectious diseases of unknown etiology. Recent advancements in quantitative molecular techniques have allowed scientists to identify and characterize these bacteria, leading to a more comprehensive understanding of idiopathic disease processes.


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
Staff Scientist, Fredricks Lab, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Research focus includes ecology of human microbial communities, impact of bacterial interactions on health and disease, molecular diagnosis of bacterial pathogens and bacterial adaptive responses
Structural molecular immunology and vaccinology: using biophysical approaches to study proteins and interactions mediating or modulating adaptive and innate immune responses
Phone: (206) 667-5587