Don Sodora, PhD

Don Sodora, PhD

Infectious Disease Research

Children's Title: Professor

Academic Title: Affiliate Professor, University of Washington

Research Center: Center for Global Infectious Disease Research

  • Don Sodora, PhD, is a professor at the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research. He joined in 2007 to advance the center’s mission in the field of HIV research. Don received his PhD in microbiology from the University of Pennsylvania. He performed postdoctoral research at Stanford University and the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center in New York. Sodora has collaborators in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Oregon, Northern Ireland and Cape Town, South Africa. He is dedicated to the training of undergraduate and graduate students, including serving on the Graduate Student Advisory Committee for the Pathobiology Graduate Program at the University of Washington. 



    Rutgers University BS 1985 Microbiology

    University of Pennsylvania PhD 1991 Microbiology/Virology




    09/1985-02/1990 Graduate Student, University of Pennsylvania

    01/1991-08/1994 Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University

    09/1994-10/1997 Postdoctoral Fellow, Aaron Diamond AIDS Center, Rockefeller







    10/1997-08/2001 Instructor, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center

    09/2001-08/2007 Assistant Professor, University Texas, Southwestern Med. Center

    Department of Internal Medicine

    10/2001-08/2007 Assistant Professor, University of Texas


              09/2007-06/2014 Associate Professor, Seattle Biomedical Research Institute

    07/2014-9/2018 Professor, CID Research (formerly Seattle Biomedical Research Institute)


              07/2017-Present.    Affiliate Professor, University of Washington, Department of Global Health


              10/2018-Present.   Professor, Seattle Children’s Research Institute





Research Description

Work in the Sodora Lab primarily focuses on two principal areas of HIV research: HIV transmission and HIV-induced disease and immune factors that impact progression to AIDS. Collectively, these research strategies are designed to produce novel vaccine approaches and immune therapies that will decrease the spread of HIV and/or prevent disease progression in HIV-infected people.

Research Focus Area

HIV/AIDS, Immunology, Infectious Disease, Systems Biology, Tuberculosis, Virology