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Meet the Team

  • Nina   Derby,  PhD

    Nina Derby, PhD

    Research Scientist IV

    Research Interests: HIV/SIV pathogenesis in tissues, especially liver; liver spatial immunology during health and disease; interplay of host, pathogens, and commensal microbiota in disease. Email: nina.derby@seattlechildrens.org. Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC. Education: Smith College, BA; University of Washington, PhD. Interests outside of lab: running, cooking, gardening. Fun Fact: I have three wild and lovely children.

  • Brooke  Johnson

    Brooke Johnson

    Research Technician I

    Research interests: infectious disease and immunology. Email: Brooke.Johnson@seattlechildrens.org. Hometown: Camano Island, WA. Education: Western Washington University, BS in Cellular and Molecular Biology. Interests outside of lab: Hiking kayaking, cycling, watching movies, and playing video games. Fun fact: When I was 15, I totaled a car five days after getting my learner’s permit – oops!

  • Cris  Luevano-Santos

    Cris Luevano-Santos

    Research Technician II

    Research interests: Anything medical with the goal of developing new medicines or medical procedures, and how best to use this research to help those who need it most. Email: Cristina.luevano-santos@seattlechildrens.org. Hometown: Auburn, WA. Education: Saint Martin’s University, BS in Biology. Interests outside of lab: volunteering, my dog Goku, drawing things and painting stuff (I have this belief that I have the innate ability to do anything art related and I have yet to be proven wrong). Fun Fact: I couldn’t speak until I was 5 years old but I became bilingual by age 7.

Contact Us

Don Sodora, PhD

For questions or inquiries,
email: donald.sodora@seattlechildrens.org

Physical Address

Center for Global Infectious Disease Research
307 Westlake Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98109

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