Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunity Training Program

Award #: T32 AI106688

Project periodAugust 2014 – July 2024
Predoc slots0
Postdoc slots2

This program will train academic physician-scientists to perform research in infectious diseases and immunity in children. Infectious diseases still account for extensive morbidity and mortality throughout the world, and trained researchers are needed who can apply powerful new scientific methods to bring these diseases under control. One of the areas of emphasis, of this training program, will be the use of powerful new methods to study microbial and human genomics.

Principal Investigator/Program Director

David  A.  Hunstad, MD

David A. Hunstad, MD

Division Director, Infectious Diseases
Professor of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases
Professor, Molecular Microbiology
Arnold W. Strauss, MD Endowed Professor for Mentoring
Co-Scientific Director, Children’s Discovery Institute

  Hunstad lab

Co-Program Director

Anthony R. French, MD, PhD

Anthony R. French, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics, Rheumatology
Vice Chair of Physician-Scientist Training Program
Alan L. Schwartz Chair in Pediatrics
Co-Scientific Director, Children’s Discovery Institute

  French lab


Program FacultyDepartment or InstitutionRole in Program
Atkinson, JohnInternal Medicine / RheumatologyMentor
Caparon, MichaelMolecular MicrobiologyMentor
Cooper, MeganPediatrics – RheumatologyMentor
Dantas, GautamPathology & ImmunolgyMentor
Diamond, MichaelInternal Medicine / Infectious DiseasesMentor
Dinauer, MaryPediatrics – Hematology / OncologyMentor
Doering, TamaraMolecular MicrobiologyMentor
French, AnthonyPediatrics / RheumatologyMentor
Fritz, StephaniePediatrics / Infectious DiseasesMentor
Gordon, JeffreyDevelopmental BiologyMentor
Hultgren, ScottMolecular MicrobiologyMentor
Hunstad, DavidPediatrics / Infectious DiseasesMentor
Klein, Robyn S.Internal MedicineMentor
Lenschow, DeborahInternal Medicine / RheumatologyMentor
Lodge, Jennifer K.Molecular MicrobiologyMentor
Morley, Sharon CelestePediatrics / Infectious DiseasesMentor
Odom, AudreyPediatrics / Infectious DiseasesMentor
Stappenbeck, ThaddeusPathology & ImmunologyCo-Program Training Director, Mentor
Storch, GregoryPediatrics / Infectious DiseasesPI/PD / Mentor / Executive Committee
Tarr, PhillipPediatrics / GastroenterologyMentor
Virgin, SkipPathology and ImmunologyMentor / Executive Committee
Wang, DavidMolecular MicrobiologyMentor
Weil, GaryInternal Medicine / Infectious DiseasesMentor
Weinstock, GeorgeGenetics Sequencing CenterMentor
Yokoyama, WayneInternal Medicine / RheumatologyMentor