Infectious Diseases | Research

The Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases is recognized for outstanding research related to childhood infections, organized generally along these major lines:

Human viral discovery and viral biology:
Gregory Storch, MD - Viral discovery in children with fever and respiratory illness
Kristine Wylie, PhD - Microbial genomics, including the maternal-fetal virome
Andrew Janowski, MD - Viral discovery in human encephalitis; biology of astrovirus infection

Molecular pathogenesis of infectious diseases:
David Hunstad, MD - Gram-negative bacterial infections, particularly Escherichia coli urinary tract infections
Audrey Odom John, MD, PhD - Targeting essential biochemical pathways in Plasmodium falciparum malaria; novel malaria diagnostics
David Rosen, MD, PhD - Molecular pathogenesis and antimicrobial resistance in Klebsiella pneumoniae

Molecular diagnosis of infectious diseases:
Gregory Storch, MD - molecular tests for the detection of HIV, herpes simplex virus, cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, varicella-zoster virus, human herpesviruses 6 and 8, enteroviruses, parvovirus B19, Bartonella species, Ehrlichia species, Toxoplasma gondii, and Bordetella pertussis

Basic immunologic mechanisms:
S. Celeste Morley, MD, PhD -  molecular effectors of leukocyte maturation and motility
Anthony Orvedahl, MD, PhD - autophagy in immune responses to sepsis and viral infection

Patient-oriented and translational research:
Stephanie Fritz, MD, MSCI - epidemiology and transmission of community-associated Staphylococcus aureus
Indi Trehan, MD, MPH, DTM&H - childhood malnutrition and HIV in sub-Saharan Africa
Jason Newland, MD, MEd - pediatric therapeutics and antimicrobial stewardship
Jason Newland, MD, MEd, and Rachel Orscheln, MD - industry-sponsored clinical trials of new antimicrobials in children

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