Our Vision

We will use scientific discovery to understand, treat, prevent and cure infectious disease, developing solutions that help children grow into healthy adults.

Accelerating Progress Toward Cures

  • HIV Protection for Infants May Come From Breastfeeding and the Gut

    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.”

  • Opportunities for Host-Targeted Therapies for Malaria

    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.

  • ODELAY! Measuring Growth, Cell By Cell

    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.

  • Scientist Reflects on Lessons Learned From Nobel Prize Winner

    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

Careers

Developing groundbreaking treatments takes more than just the right ideas. It also takes the right people – and the CGIDR is recruiting new members.

  • If you are looking for a job opportunity, please visit our careers page.
  • If you would like information about potential opportunities, or if you would like to volunteer in our research center, please email us.

Latest News

  • Scientist Reflects on Lessons Learned From Nobel Prize Winner – On the Pulse
    As a female scientist studying tuberculosis (TB), Dr. Shuyi Ma was ecstatic to learn that her undergraduate mentor became the fifth woman in history to receive the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. She shares her reaction to the news and how her mentor helped shaped her career with On the Pulse.   
  • Center for Infectious Disease Research Joins Seattle Children's Research Institute – Seattle Children's
    After 42 years as the oldest and largest, independent non-profit organization in the United States solely focused on infectious disease research, the Center for Infectious Disease Research (CIDR) will join Seattle Children's Research Institute to create a world-class team of researchers working to find viable solutions to infectious diseases that can pose risks to our communities, and disproportionately impact children and those in poverty.
  • Study shows how group B strep establishes in utero infection, posing risk to baby – Newswise
    Despite the substantial impact on pregnancy outcomes, scientists know little about how group B strep (GBS), a common bacteria present in the vagina of about 1 in 4 women, establishes an in utero infection. In a paper published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Dr. Lakshmi Rajagopal, a principal investigator in Seattle Children’s Research Institute’s Center for Global Infectious Disease Research describes a newly uncovered mechanism by which GBS gains access to a woman’s uterus.

Key Partnerships

Collaborations and partnerships are integral to the CGIDR’s approach. Our investigators work closely with colleagues at the University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and other institutions.

Participate in Research

Help us answer questions about childhood health and illness, and help other children in the future. Learn more.