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

Leadership

John Aitchison, PhD

Dr. John Atchison 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

LisaFrenkelDr. 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

Dr. 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

MarthaBullDr. 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

Whitney HarringtonDr. 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

Rafael Hernandez CGIDRDr. 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

Heather JaspanDr. 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

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

Rachel A. Katzenellenbogen, MD

Rachel KatzenellenbogenDr. Rachel Katzenellenbogen is an investigator in the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research, an attending physician in adolescent medicine at Seattle Children's Hospital and an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington.

Alexis Kaushansky, PhD

Dr. 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

Dr. 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

Dr. 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

Dr. 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

Dr. 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

Dr. 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

Dr. 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.

Ashley Vaughan, PhD

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