Center for Global Infectious Disease Research
Accelerating Progress Toward Cures
Our scientists are investigating how a baby's microbiome may offer protection from HIV. “If we can first determine the protective mechanism benefiting babies exclusively fed breast milk, we can design better prevention strategies, such as a vaccine.”
Cell Press announces one of the best reviews published in 2018 is from Alexis Kaushansky and her colleagues which describes host factors and dependencies that contribute to malaria pathogenesis during various parasite life cycle stages and their potentials for host-targeted therapies.
Learn about a unique tool and experimental workflow developed by our scientists to measure the many parameters of cell growth on single cells as they grow into colonies. Story written by CGIDR senior research scientist, Fred Mast.
Dr. Shuyi Ma shares her reaction to the news that her undergraduate mentor became the fifth woman in history to receive the Nobel Prize in Chemistry and shares how her mentor helped shaped her career.
Center for Infectious Disease Research Joins Seattle Children’s Research Institute
Collaborations and partnerships are integral to CGIDR’s approach. Our investigators work closely with colleagues at the University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and other institutions.
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Developing groundbreaking treatments takes more than just the right ideas. It also takes the right people – and the CGIDR is recruiting new members.
- CGIDR Awards Five Catalytic Projects
These five projects deemed to be catalytic because they are innovative, demonstrate the potential for new funding and promote new collaborations between the center’s researchers and laboratories.
What makes a particular hepatocyte attractive to the malaria parasite? – Science in Seattle
A new study in Cell Reports led by Drs. Alexis Kaushansky and Elizabeth Glennon found that higher levels of RPS6 are associated with susceptibility to infection.