Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Diagnosis of Infectious Disease
Diagnostics for infectious diseases must be sensitive, rapid and inexpensive to successfully impact disease burden in underserved areas. Teams of researchers in VIDD are developing state of the art methods, such as novel identification of biomarkers associated with disease and development of molecular diagnosis approaches, for use in populations that are at high risk for disease transmission and acquisition.
Infections in the immunocompromised host, especially diagnosis, prevention and treatment of CMV, VZV, BK virus, adenovirus, and respiratory virus infections. Research includes understanding the genetic basis of infeciton complications, genome and gene expression studies.
Phone: (206) 667-4898
Fax: (206) 667-4411
Epidemiology, natural history, and treatment of human herpesvirus 8 infection and treatment of Epstein Barr Virus-associated lymphomas. HIV-related cance and infections as a complication of cancer care. Cancer epidemiology, pathobiology, treatment and training in resource-limited settings.
Phone: (206) 667-4600
Fax: (206) 667-1965
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
Immunologic endpoint determination for experimental vaccines (HIV, pneumococcus, malaria, TB, flu) and
Logistics, operations, quality assurance, and assay validation for immunologic evaluation of vaccines in the clinical trial setting
Clinical trials methodology; Vaccine evaluation; biomarker that predict an individual’s response to a given treatment and statistical analyses of vaccine trial data
Phone: (206) 667-6353
Fax: (206) 667-4378
Clinically important persistent and latent viral infections; curative therapies for latent viral infections ;diagnosis of disease caused by herpesviruses, enterovirus, JC and BK viruses, parvovirus B19, and hepatitis viruses
Phone: (206) 667-6793
Fax: (206) 667-6179
Research centers on developing an HIV vaccine and investigating the complex relationship between HIV and the immune system and the influence of antiretroviral therapy.
Laboratory diagnosis of viral disease in humans.
Natural history and epidemiology of genital herpes and neonatal herpes.
Fax: (206) 667-6366
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
Epidemiology, natural history, therapy, and prevention of HSV and other herpesvirus infections; interactions between HSV and HIV Vaccines and clinical trials
Phone: (206) 520-4340