Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division

Fungal Infections in Humans

VIDD researchers who specialize in medical mycology study the diagnosis and treatment of fungal infections and the host-pathogen interplay during pathogenic fungal disease. Opportunistic fungal infections affect highly vulnerable populations including immunocompromised, cancer or post-transplant patients. Current research includes 1) elucidating the mechanisms of immune control over Aspergillus species; 2) screening large libraries for potential novel antifungal treatments; 3) developing new diagnostic tests for fungal infection; and 4) performing clinical studies of antifungal agents to identify optimal treatment approaches.


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