The Center for Global Infectious Disease Research's members include experts in understanding, treating and preventing infectious disease.

Leadership

John Aitchison, PhD

John AitchisonDr. John Aitchison is a professor and co-director of the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research (CGIDR) at Seattle Children's Research Institute. He is also an affiliate professor at the University of Washington and a president emeritus of the Center for Infectious Disease Research, which joined CGIDR in October 2018.

Lisa Frenkel, MD

Dr. Lisa Frenkel is co-director of the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research at Seattle Children's Research Institute; a professor of pediatric infectious diseases, laboratory medicine and global health at the University of Washington; and co-director of Seattle Children's pediatric infectious diseases and virology clinic.

Members

Alan Aderem, PhD

Dr. Alan Aderem is a professor at the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research and an affiliate professor at the University of Washington. He is also a president emeritus of the Center for Infectious Disease Research, which joined CGIDR in October 2018.

Christoph Grundner, PhD

Christoph GrundnerDr. Christoph Grundner is an associate professor at the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research and an affiliate associate professor at the University of Washington.

Marta Bull, PhD

Dr. Marta Bull is an investigator in the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research and a research assistant professor of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Washington.

Whitney E. Harrington, MD, PhD

Dr. Whitney E. Harrington is an investigator in the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research and an assistant professor of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Washington.

Rafael Hernandez, MD, PhD

Dr. Rafael Hernandez is an investigator in the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research and an acting instructor in pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Washington.

Heather Jaspan, MD, PhD

Dr. Heather Jaspan is an investigator in the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research and an assistant professor of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Washington. At this time, most of Jaspan’s research is conducted in South Africa.

Stefan Kappe, PhD

Stefan KappeDr. Stefan Kappe is a professor at the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research and an affiliate professor at the University of Washington.

Alexis Kaushansky, PhD

Alexis KaushanskyDr. Alexis Kaushansky is an associate professor at the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research and an affiliate associate professor at the University of Washington.

Peter J. Myler, PhD

Peter MylerDr. Peter Myler is a professor at the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research and an affiliate professor at the University of Washington.

Marilyn Parsons, PhD

Marilyn ParsonsDr. Marilyn Parsons is a professor at the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research and an affiliate professor at the University of Washington.

Lakshmi Rajagopal, PhD

Lakshmi RajagopalDr. Lakshmi Rajagopal is a principal investigator in the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research and an associate professor of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Washington. She also has adjunct faculty appointments in the UW Departments of Microbiology and Global Health, and is a full faculty member of the UW's Molecular and Cellular Biology PhD program.

Noah Sather, PhD

Noah SatherDr. Noah Sather is an associate professor at the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research and an affiliate associate professor at the University of Washington.

David Sherman, PhD

Dr. David Sherman is a professor at the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research and an affiliate professor at the University of Washington.

Joe Smith, PhD

Joe SmithDr. Joe Smith is a professor at the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research and an affiliate professor at the University of Washington.

Don Sodora, PhD

Donald SodoraDr. Don Sodora is a professor at the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research and an affiliate professor at the University of Washington.

Kenneth D. Stuart, PhD

Kenneth StuartDr. Ken Stuart is a professor at the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research and an affiliate professor at the University of Washington. He is also the founder and past president of the Center for Infectious Disease Research which, joined CGIDR in October 2018.

Kevin Urdahl, MD, PhD

Kevin UrdahlDr. Kevin Urdahl is a professor at the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research and an affiliate professor at the University of Washington.

Ashley Vaughan, PhD

Ashley VaughanDr. Ashley Vaughan is a research assistant professor at the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research.

Thor A. WagnerThor A. Wagner, MD

Dr. Thor Wagner is an investigator in the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research and an assistant professor of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Washington.