Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division

Human Herpesviruses

VIDD scientists and affiliates study all of the human herpesviruses (CMV, EBV, HHV-6, HHV-8, HSV-1, HSV-2 and VZV) with the collective aim of understanding how to mitigate viral infection outcomes. Herpesvirus infections such as CMV are of special concern in the immunocompromised patient population where they can cause severe morbidity and in some cases promote the development of certain human cancers. Our internationally renowned researchers are exploring novel and diverse approaches to reduce the impact of these viruses on patients. VIDD, with UW partners, has a world renowned program to study the natural history and host-pathogen interactions in genital herpes and neonatal herpes. VIDD scientists have conducted pioneering research to identify prevention and therapeutic strategies and have developed novel techniques to diagnose infections in infants and adults.

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
Associate Member, Clinical Research Division
Director, UCI/Hutchinson Center Cancer Alliance, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Director, Scientific Program on AIDS-Associated Malignancies and Infections, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Phone: (206) 667-4600
Fax: (206) 667-1965
Associate Member, Clinical Research Division
Professor, Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington
Head, Virology Division, University of Washington
Director, Molecular Virology Laboratory, Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington
Research focused on modifying stem cells to be resistant to HIV and using DNA-targeting proteins to attack HIV provirus.
Research Assistant Professor, Global Health, University of Washington
Graduate Faculty, Global Health, University of Washington
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Research Associate Professor, Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington
Graduate Faculty, Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington
Phone: (206) 520-4316
Fax: (206) 520-4371
Professor, Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington
Graduate Faculty, Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington
Laboratory diagnosis of viral disease in humans. Natural history and epidemiology of genital herpes and neonatal herpes.
Fax: (206) 667-6366
Assistant Member, Clinical Research Division
Assistant Professor, Medicine, University of Washington
Study Physician, UW Virology Research Clinic, University of Washington
Interest in describing the quantitative and dynamical features of human pathogens and immune responses. Most of work to-date is on the pathogenesis of HSV-2 infection but also interested in applying models to optimize viral eradication startegies, and to use models to capture kinetic features of the human microbiome.
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
Phone: (206) 520-4340
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is a world leader in research to prevent, detect and treat cancer and other life-threatening diseases.