Benjamin Henry Gern, MD

Benjamin Henry Gern, MD

Infectious Disease and Virology

On staff since July 2019

Children's Title: Attending Physician

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

Research Center: Center for Global Infectious Disease Research

  • Biography

    • Related Pages

    • Gern Lab

      Studying host-pathogen interactions as they occur in tissues.

  • Patient Testimonials

  • Awards and Honors

    Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    K08 Career Development Award NIAID Jan. 2022
    NIH Pediatric Loan Repayment Award NIAID July 2021
    Mentored Scholars Grant Seattle Children’s Center for Diversity and Health Equity July 2021
    Northrop-Park Fellowship Firland Foundation July 2020
    Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship Jan. 2020
    Corker Endowment Travel Award Seattle Children's Hospital Oct. 2019
    TB Junior Investigator Award Tuberculosis Research and Training Center Sept. 2019
    NIH Pediatric Loan Repayment Award NIAID July 2019
    IDSA Trainee Travel Grant for IDWeek Infectious Diseases Society of America Oct. 2018
    Corker Endowment Travel Award Seattle Children's Hospital May 2018
    AAI Trainee Abstract Award American Association of Immunologists May 2018
    Top Poster at IDWeek Infectious Diseases Society of America Oct. 2017
    IDSA Trainee Travel Grant for IDWeek Infectious Diseases Society of America Oct. 2017
    Pediatric Teaching Award Oregon Health and Science University June 2016
    Donald J. Worden Memorial Scholarship University of Wisconsin May 2013
    Innovative STD Control Program The National Association of County and City Health Officials May 2012
  • Publications

    Other Publications

    • Cohen SB, Gern BH, Urdahl KB
      The Tuberculous Granuloma and Preexisting Immunity.
      35130029 Annual review of immunology, 2022 Apr 26 : 40589-614
    • Gern BH, Adams KN, Plumlee CR, Stoltzfus CR, Shehata L, Moguche AO, Busman-Sahay K, Hansen SG, Axthelm MK, Picker LJ, Estes JD, Urdahl KB, Gerner MY
      TGFβ restricts expansion, survival, and function of T cells within the tuberculous granuloma.
      33711270 Cell host & microbe, 2021 Apr 14 : 29(4)594-606.e6 PMCID:PMC8624870
    • Plumlee CR, Duffy FJ, Gern BH, Delahaye JL, Cohen SB, Stoltzfus CR, Rustad TR, Hansen SG, Axthelm MK, Picker LJ, Aitchison JD, Sherman DR, Ganusov VV, Gerner MY, Zak DE, Urdahl KB
      Ultra-low Dose Aerosol Infection of Mice with Mycobacterium tuberculosis More Closely Models Human Tuberculosis.
      33142108 Cell host & microbe, 2021 Jan 13 : 29(1)68-82.e5 PMCID:PMC7854984
    • Stoltzfus CR, Filipek J, Gern BH, Olin BE, Leal JM, Wu Y, Lyons-Cohen MR, Huang JY, Paz-Stoltzfus CL, Plumlee CR, Pöschinger T, Urdahl KB, Perro M, Gerner MY
      CytoMAP: A Spatial Analysis Toolbox Reveals Features of Myeloid Cell Organization in Lymphoid Tissues.
      32320656 Cell reports, 2020 Apr 21 : 31(3)107523 PMCID:PMC7233132
    • Delahaye JL, Gern BH, Cohen SB, Plumlee CR, Shafiani S, Gerner MY, Urdahl KB
      Cutting Edge: Bacillus Calmette-Guérin-Induced T Cells Shape Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection before Reducing the Bacterial Burden.
      31308091 Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950), 2019 Aug 15 : 203(4)807-812 PMCID:PMC6684453
    • Cohen SB, Gern BH, Delahaye JL, Adams KN, Plumlee CR, Winkler JK, Sherman DR, Gerner MY, Urdahl KB
      Alveolar Macrophages Provide an Early Mycobacterium tuberculosis Niche and Initiate Dissemination.
      30146391 Cell host & microbe, 2018 Sep 12 : 24(3)439-446.e4 PMCID:PMC6152889
    • Gern BH, Greninger AL, Weissman SJ, Stapp JR, Tao Y, Qin X
      Continued in vitro cefazolin susceptibility in methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus.
      29463249 Annals of clinical microbiology and antimicrobials, 2018 Feb 20 : 17(1)5 PMCID:PMC5819674
    • Gern BH, Mehta A, McCammond AN, Holmes KW, Guzman-Cottrill JA
      Case 1: Vomiting and Ventricular Arrhythmia in a 2-year-old Girl.
      29437128 Pediatrics in review, 2018 Feb. : 39(2)91-92
    • Wüthrich M, Ersland K, Pick-Jacobs JC, Gern BH, Frye CA, Sullivan TD, Brennan MB, Filutowicz HI, O'Brien K, Korthauer KD, Schultz-Cherry S, Klein BS
      Limited model antigen expression by transgenic fungi induces disparate fates during differentiation of adoptively transferred T cell receptor transgenic CD4+ T cells: robust activation and proliferation with weak effector function during recall.
      22124658 Infection and immunity, 2012 Feb. : 80(2)787-97 PMCID:PMC3264303
    • Wüthrich M, Gern B, Hung CY, Ersland K, Rocco N, Pick-Jacobs J, Galles K, Filutowicz H, Warner T, Evans M, Cole G, Klein B
      Vaccine-induced protection against 3 systemic mycoses endemic to North America requires Th17 cells in mice.
      21206087 The Journal of clinical investigation, 2011 Feb. : 121(2)554-68 PMCID:PMC3026727
    • Wüthrich, M., Hung, C.Y., Gern, B.H., Pick-Jacobs, J.C., Galles, K.J., Filutowicz, H.I., Cole, G.T., and Klein, B.S.
      A TCR Transgenic Mouse Reactive with Multiple Systemic Dimorphic Fungi.
      The Journal of Immunology, 2011 : 1871421–1431


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Medical/Professional School

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI


Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medici, Portland, OR


Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA

Research Focus Area