Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division

Opportunistic Infections in Cancer Patients

Many organisms that do not normally cause disease in immunocompetent persons can become life-threatening in those with compromised immune systems. Cancer patients undergoing immunosuppressive therapy and post transplant recipients are especially at risk for contracting one of these infections. Treatment and prevention, as well as molecular diagnostics, pathogenesis studies, and immunology are a few approaches implemented by VIDD faculty.

Faculty

Head, Infectious Disease Sciences Program, VIDD Research Interests
Professor, Medicine, University of Washington
Attending Physician, SCCA Infectious Disease Consulting Service, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
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
Director, UCI/Hutchinson Center Cancer Alliance, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
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
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
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Global Health, University of Washington
Faculty Member, Interdisciplinary Program in Pathobiology, University of Washington
Faculty Member, Molecular & Cellular Biology Program, Fred Hutch & University of Washington
Study T cell fate and function in healthy and inflamed tissues and following infection with HIV and manipulate these responses for therapeutic purposes
Phone: (206) 667-2216
Fax: (206) 667-2209
Professor, Medicine, Laboratory Medicine, and Epidemiology, University of Washington
Graduate Faculty, Medicine, Laboratory Medicine, and Epidemiology, University of Washington
Attending Physician, SCCA Infectious Disease Consulting Service, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
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