Research Opportunities

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES in Virology

  • Marta Bull, PhD (Research Assistant Professor, Pediatrics): Primary research interest includes HIV at mucosal sites and the role that immune responses of other chronic viruses— herpes simplex virus (HSV) 1, HSV-2, and cytomegalovirus (CMV) play in HIV persistence in tissues
  • Claudia Crowell, MD (Assistant Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases): "Clinical studies of HIV treatment and neurocognitive outcomes."
  • Janet A. Englund, MD (Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases) Respiratory virus vaccines, respiratory viruses in immunocompromised patients, respiratory viruses in children and pregnant women in developing countries, maternal immunization, new antivirals for respiratory viruses
  • Lisa Frenkel, MD (Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Laboratory Medicine; Co-Director of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Virology Clinic) Viral evolution of HIV during infection and treatment
  • Rachel Katzenellenbogen, MD (Assistant Professor, Pediatrics,Section of Adolescent Medicine): Laboratory based studies on HPV biology and its cancer.
  • Ann Melvin, MD, MPH (Associate Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases) Clinical studies of HIV infection (emailed)
  • Timothy M. Rose, PhD (Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases) Molecular biology of tumor viruses, cytokines, cell growth, differentiation & transformation (emailed)
  • Alpana Waghmare, MD (Acting Instructor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases) Clinical and laboratory studies of respiratory viruses
  • Thor Wagner, MD (Assistant Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases): Pediatric HIV infection which accounts for 15% of all HIV deaths
  • Danielle Zerr, MD, MPH (Division Chief , Professor of Pediatric Infectious Disease, Affiliate Investigator at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and the Medical Director of Infection Prevention at Seattle Children’s Hospital) Dr. Zerr’s research focuses on the epidemiology and prevention of healthcare-associated infections, with a particular focus on multi-drug resistant organisms. Dr. Zerr is also involved in studies of the epidemiology, diagnosis, and prevention of HHV-6 infections in healthy and immune compromised hosts

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES in Bacteriology

  • Jane L. Burns, MD (Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases): Dr. Burns’ research focuses on cystic fibrosis microbiology. Her laboratory studies the pathogenesis and treatment of cystic fibrosis lung infections.
  • Rafael Hernandez, MD, PhD : (Acting Instructor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases): Host pathogen interactions in tuberculosis and other mycobacterial infections.
  • Xuan Qin, PhD (Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington, Division Chief, Microbiology Laboratory): Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Research
  • Lakshmi Rajagopal, PhD (Assistant Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Microbiology) GBS infection associated fetal injury and preterm birth
  • Kevin Urdahl, MD, PhD (Assistant Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases) Immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection
  • Scott Weissman, MD (Assistant Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases) Emergence and transmission of multi-drug resistance in extraintestinal pathogens including Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES in Parasitology

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES in Immunology

  • David J. Rawlings, MD (Professor of Pediatrics; Adjunct Professor of Immunology; Director, Center for Immunity and Immunotherapies; Chief, Division of Immunology) Lymphocyte signal transduction, development and function and the genetic basis for immune diseases; gene therapy and gene repair for immune and blood disorders
  • Andrew Scharenberg, MD (Professor of Pediatrics, Adjunct Professor of Immunology) Gene editing technology, adoptive immunotherapy, gene correction for blood disorders
  • Kevin Urdahl, MD, PhD (Assistant Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases) Immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES in Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention

  • Matthew Kronman, MD, MSCE (Assistant Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Fellowship Program Director): “Epidemiology and antimicrobial use and antimicrobial stewardship, primarily employing administrative data”
  • Scott Weissman, MD (Assistant Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases) Peer-to-peer and technological interventions to reduce preventable harm associated with inappropriate antibiotic use and collateral damage to the intestinal flora.
  • Danielle Zerr, MD, MPH (Division Chief , Professor of Pediatric Infectious Disease, Affiliate Investigator at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and the Medical Director of Infection Prevention at Seattle Children’s Hospital) “Antimicrobial stewardship as it relates to acquisition of multi-drug resistant organisms."

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES in Global Health

  • Janet A. Englund, MD (Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases) Respiratory virus vaccines, respiratory viruses in immunocompromised patients, respiratory viruses in children and pregnant women in developing countries, maternal immunization, new antivirals for respiratory viruses
  • Lisa Frenkel, MD (Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Laboratory Medicine; Co-Director of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Virology Clinic) Persistence of HIV infection; HIV resistance to antiretrovirals
  • Jairam Lingappa, MD, PhD (Associate Director, International Clinical Research Center (ICRC); Associate Professor of Global Health and Medicine; Adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Co-Director of CFAR Repository): “Epidemiologic and molecular factors mediating host resistance to HIV”
  • Judd Walson, MD, MPH (Associate Professor, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Co-Director, AIDS Associated Infections and Malignancies Scientific Working Group, CFAR University of Washington) clinical trials evaluating the treatment and prevention of intestinal worms, malaria and diarrheal disease in delaying HIV progression; epidemiology of non-typhoidal salmonella among African children.”

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