Christoph Grundner, PhD

Christoph Grundner, PhD

Infectious Disease Research

Children's Title: Associate Professor

Academic Title: Affiliate Associate Professor, University of Washington

Research Center: Center for Global Infectious Disease Research

  • Christoph Grundner received his PhD from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, for work on HIV vaccine design at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, in Boston. He continued working on HIV at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, before joining Tom Alber’s group at the University of California, Berkeley for a postdoc. 

    There, Grundner discovered his interest in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), using structural biology and chemical tools to understand Mtb virulence mechanisms, work for which he received fellowships from the American Lung Association and the New York Community Trust, Heiser Fund. His interest in Mtb pathogenesis led him to the center, where he joined as an assistant professor in 2009. Grundner is also an affiliate assistant professor in the Department of Global Health and a member of the Molecular and Cell Biology Program at the University of Washington.


Research Description

The Grundner Lab seeks to map the signaling pathways that underlie Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) adaptability and pathogenesis. Read more about the Grundner Lab. 

Research Focus Area

Biotechnology, Drug Resistance, Genetic Engineering, Genetics, Global Health, Host-Pathogen Interaction, Immunology, Infectious Disease, Systems Biology, Tuberculosis