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  • Dr. Mridu Acharya of Acharya Lab

    Acharya Lab

    The Acharya lab studies how immune cells integrate signals from pathogens and their environment to produce effective immunity against pathogens while maintaining tolerance to self-derived antigens.

  • Alan Aderem

    Aderem Lab

    Scientists in the Aderem Lab are studying innate responses to HIV, tuberculosis, influenza, and other pathogens that significantly impact global health. Our goal is to define the mechanisms that result in a successful immune response to infection or vaccination and identify targets for therapeutic intervention.

  • Dr. John Aitchison

    Aitchison Lab

    The Aitchison Lab focuses on the development and application of systems biology approaches to infectious diseases.

  • Dr. Kimberly Aldinger

    Aldinger Lab

    The Aldinger Lab uses developmental neuroscience and computational approaches to decipher the mechanisms that cause pediatric neurogenetic disorders and pathologies associated with structural brain changes, cognitive impairment, and epilepsy.

  • Headshot of Dr. Allenspach

    Allenspach Lab

    The Allenspach Lab focuses on translational work to understand immune dysregulation disorders – those with overlapping immunodeficiency and autoimmune features.

  • Dr. Nathan Baertsch

    Baertsch Lab

    The Baertsch Lab investigates how breathing is generated and regulated by the brain. By uncovering fundamental cellular and network mechanisms of respiratory control, we hope to inspire new therapeutic interventions to treat breathing disorders associated with neurological pathology, prematurity, and opioid use.

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    Behavioral and Clinical Outcomes Research Program

    The Behavioral and Clinical Outcomes Research Program (BCORP) is the home for cancer outcomes research within the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research.

  • Dr. David Beier of Beier Lab

    Beier Lab

    The Beier Lab uses genetic analysis in model systems as a means to understand human biology and disease, and identifies genes that contribute to human disease and developmental abnormalities.

  • Dr. James Bennett of Bennett Lab

    Bennett Lab

    The Bennett lab at Seattle Children’s Research Institute investigates the contribution of post-zygotic mutations on human development and birth defects, with a focus on vascular malformations. We also study the impact of rapid diagnostic genomic sequencing in management of children in intensive care units.

  • Headshot of Molly Taylor

    Biobehavioral Oncology Research Program

    Understanding how psychosocial factors impact outcomes for children, adolescents and young adults with cancer using integrated translational and behavioral approaches.

  • Dr.  Kristie Bjornson of Bjornson Lab

    Bjornson Lab

    The Bjornson laboratory’s research aims to improve the lives of children with cerebral palsy. We focus on gathering objective data around interventions in orthotics, gait training and power training that can dramatically enhance children’s balance, muscle strength, walking and general mobility in daily life.

  • Headshot Dr. Jori Bogetz

    Bogetz Lab

    The Bogetz Lab focuses on improving serious illness care for children with severe neurological impairment and their families through interventions to promote high quality communication and family-centered care.

  • Carrie Heike

    Carrie Heike

    The Heike lab conducts innovative research on questions related to craniofacial microsomia, Craniosynostosis, Cleft lip and palate, and other craniofacial conditions.

  • Cate Pihoker

    Cate Pihoker

    As Seattle Children's principal investigator for SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth and other diabetes research studies, Dr. Cate Pihoker is leading national efforts to gain a better understanding of the differences in the development, clinical presentation, and health outcomes in youth with diabetes.

  • Dr. Timothy Cherry of Cherry Lab

    Cherry Lab

    The Cherry Lab investigates how the visual system develops, and how genetic variations contribute to blindness and other visual disorders.

  • Dimitri Christakis headshot

    Christakis Lab

    The Christakis Lab studies how the early environment impacts childhood behavior and development, and develops strategies that help parents optimize their children’s social, cognitive and emotional development.

  • Dr. Tumaini Coker, MD, MBA

    Coker Lab

    Our lab uses a community-engaged approach to develop innovative ways to deliver healthcare. Our goal is to reduce socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities in child health and healthcare.

  • Dr. Rhea Coler of Coler Lab

    Coler Lab

    The Coler Lab focuses on vaccine development and host-directed therapies against a variety of epidemic and pandemic diseases.

  • A boy looks at his mother at Seattle Children's

    Craniofacial Outcomes

    The Craniofacial Outcomes Research and Epidemiology (CORE) group unites researchers around a shared vision: to collaborate on discoveries that advance our understanding of the causes of craniofacial conditions and to improve healthcare for children with conditions affecting the head and neck.

  • Crocker Research Program

    The Crocker Research Program focuses on how environmental exposures affect respiratory health, and how to use this knowledge to design real-world, equitable and practical interventions for children with asthma.

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    DIPG Research Program

    Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) and diffuse midline gliomas (DMG) are aggressive childhood cancers. The DIPG Research Program at Seattle Children’s focuses on development of new therapies for aggressive brain and central nervous system tumors through optimization of clinical care.

  • Jason Debley

    Debley Lab

    The Debley Lab is engaged in an array of translational research investigating the role of the airway epithelium in childhood asthma.

  • Arti Desai headshot

    Desai Lab

    Dr. Arti Desai’s research program focuses on developing and testing innovative health information technology solutions to optimize comprehensive, coordinated and equitable care for children with chronic conditions.

  • Kaitlyn Fladeboe

    Development and Psychosocial Outcomes Lab

    The Development and Psychosocial Outcomes Lab, directed by Dr. Kaitlyn (Katy) Fladeboe, is dedicated to identifying and addressing the unique psychological, social, and developmental needs of adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer.

  • Robert DiBlasi

    DiBlasi Lab

    The DiBlasi Lab aims to develop and evaluate inhaled therapies and life-support systems for newborns and children with life-threatening respiratory failure.

  • Headshot of Dr. Douglas Diekema

    Diekema Lab

    The Diekema Lab focuses on ethical issues that affect children in the clinical, research, and policy arenas. Areas of focus have included the limits of parental decision-making on behalf of children, vaccine hesitancy, allocation of limited resources, and issues arising during disasters and pandemics.

  • Casey Lion

    ENCORE Lab

    The Equity, Navigation, Communication, and healthcare Outcomes REsearch (ENCORE) lab is an NIH-funded research lab founded by Dr. Casey Lion that aims to achieve equitable healthcare outcomes for children from historically marginalized populations.

  • Laurie Eldredge

    Eldredge Lab

    Our mission is to study novel mechanisms of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) pathogenesis. Three areas of research: development of airway disease in severe BPD; hyperoxia-induced lung injury in vivo (basic mouse model); airway epithelial cell differentiation (mechanistic translational model).

  • Dr. Susan Ferguson of Ferguson Lab

    Ferguson Lab

    The Ferguson lab strives to understand the role of cortico-basal ganglia-thalamic circuitry in the development of behaviors associated with drug reward and addiction. We also explore the processes that underlie decision-making, motivation, and impulsivity.

  • Dr. Lisa Frenkel of Frenkel Lab

    Frenkel Lab

    The Frenkel Lab aims to: understand the mechanisms that allow HIV to persist during antiretroviral therapy; develop practical, affordable tests to detect drug-resistant HIV; make insights into reservoirs of drug-resistant HIV and illuminate the pathogenesis of HIV-related diseases.

  • Vittorio Gallo

    Gallo Lab

    Research in the Gallo Lab focuses on neural stem/progenitor cells and their potential for perinatal brain regeneration and repair after injury.

  • Headshot of Dr. Benjamin Gern

    Gern Lab

    Studying host-pathogen interactions as they occur in tissues.

  • Dr. Brock Grill

    Grill Lab

    Our goal is to decipher signaling networks that affect neuron development and engineered behaviors. We focus on molecular players and cellular processes involved in neurodevelopmental disorders, neurodegenerative disease and opioid drug addiction.

  • Christoph Grundner

    Grundner Lab

    The Grundner Lab seeks to map the signaling pathways that underlie Mycobacterium tuberculosis’s (Mtb’s) adaptability and pathogenesis. Our studies provide fundamental insight into Mtb biology and identify new targets for therapeutic interference.

  • Juliane Gust

    Gust Lab

    The Gust lab studies how cancer treatment and inflammation affect the developing brain.

  • Heather Gustafson

    Gustafson Lab

    Led by Dr. Heather Gustafson, EDIT Labs develops novel technology platforms that target and alter macrophage phenotypes.

  • Ari Pollack

    HIVE Lab

    The Health Information and Visualization Experience (HIVE) Lab, led by Dr. Ari Pollack, builds tools and technology to tackle challenges like streamlining patient records and facilitating collaborative decision-making all while tailoring care to patients’ values.

  • Dr. Sihoun Hahn of Hahn Lab

    Hahn Lab

    The Hahn laboratory focuses on development and validation of assays that have important clinical applications for population screening, diagnosis and prognosis.

  • Whitney Harrington

    Harrington Lab

    The Harrington Lab focuses on intergenerational immune interactions and their effect on susceptibility to infection during pregnancy and infection.

  • Rafael Hernandez

    Hernandez Lab

    In the Hernandez Lab, we use a combination of genetics, molecular biology, cell culture models and animal models to probe the interactions between mycobacterial pathogens and host immune cells.

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    Hing Studies

    Dr. Anne V. Hing investigates the genetic causes of craniofacial disorders and specializes in recruiting patients for studies.

  • InREACH Lab

    Our lab's research seeks to eliminate inequities in childhood physical activity and nutrition outcomes among racial/ethnic minorities and socioeconomically disadvantaged populations through innovative behavioral interventions and policies in school and community settings.

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    Infectious Disease

    The Infectious Disease (ID) Research Program is dedicated to discovering better ways to diagnose, treat and prevent infectious diseases.

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    Innovative Technologies Lab

    SCITL is dedicated to using, advancing and developing everyday technologies for improving the lives of children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. Learn more about our mission, areas of work, and how to participate in our research studies.

  • Dr. Shaun Jackson of Jackson Lab

    Jackson Lab

    The Jackson Lab studies the immune mechanisms underlying the development of systemic autoimmune diseases, focusing in particular on the role of B cells in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The lab uses various chimeric and genetic knock-in murine strains to model the biology of human autoimmune diseases.

  • Dr. Rich James of James Lab

    James Lab

    The James lab investigates how genetic variation and pharmacological treatments alter cellular signaling.

  • Janet Englund

    Janet Englund

    Seattle Children’s Pediatric Infectious Disease Research Group, directed by Dr. Janet Englund, continues to study SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing the disease known as COVID-19.

  • Heather Jaspan

    Jaspan Lab

    The Jaspan Lab seeks to identify correlates of HIV risk at mucosal surfaces, study the role of the commensal bacteria at these mucosal surfaces in modulating immunity, understand immunity of infants born to HIV-infected mothers who are uninfected yet have high morbidity and mortality, and identify vaccination strategie

  • James Michael Olson, MD, PhD

    Jim Olson Lab

    The Olson Lab focuses on discovering novel therapeutics for pediatric cancers and, more broadly, on discovering protein/peptide therapeutics for a wide range of pediatric diseases.

  • Nathalia Jimenez headshot

    Jimenez Lab

    The Jimenez Lab studies traumatic brain injuries and health disparities.

  • Julie Brown

    Julie Brown

    Julie Borwn focuses her research on anaphylaxis and the use of epinephrine auto-injectors.

  • Vandana Kalia

    Kalia Lab

    The Kalia Lab studies how immune cells fend off disease and makes discoveries that help improve cancer immunotherapies.

  • Dr. Franck Kalume of Kalume Lab

    Kalume Laboratory

    The Kalume Laboratory investigates the mechanisms that drive epilepsy and related conditions, and pursues improved treatments for affected children and adults.

  • Dr. Stefan Kappe of Kappe Lab

    Kappe Lab

    The Kappe Lab is focused on understanding the complex biology of the malaria parasite and the immune responses to infection, using this information to design transformational interventions that will help win the fight against malaria.

  • Alexis Kaushansky

    Kaushansky Lab

    The Kaushansky Lab works with the pathogens of infectious diseases like malaria that infect hundreds of millions of people every year. Our work aims to identify what pathogens need from their host and use this knowledge to prevent and eliminate infectious diseases.

  • Kelly Evans

    Kelly Evans

    Dr. Kelly Evans investigates sleep and breathing in children born with craniofacial conditions, with the goal of improving outcomes in patients with conditions affecting the airway's function.

  • Headshot of Dr. Jennifer Kett

    Kett Lab

    The Kett Lab’s primary research interest is communication and medical decision-making with the families of sick children and with NICU families in particular.

  • Theresa Annette Laguna

    Laguna Lab

    Dr. Laguna’s laboratory is focused on studying infections in the CF airway, using next generation sequencing techniques to identify bacterial and fungal communities that inhabit the lower airways.

  • Beth Lawlor

    Lawlor Lab

    The goal of the Lawlor Lab is to discover how hijacking of normal developmental biologic programs contributes to the origin and progression of childhood cancer.

  • Li Lab

    Arousal control is not binary, but involves the complex orchestration of multiple neuromodulatory circuits. The Li Lab therefore aims to better understand the neurobiology of these circuits across broad spatiotemporal scales, integrating findings at the molecular, synaptic, circuit, physiological and behavioral levels.

  • Dr. Shan Lin

    Lin Lab

    Our research goals are to expand the knowledge domain of programmed cell death and leverage it in treating acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and other hematological malignancies.

  • Loh Lab

    The Loh Lab focuses on conducting translational studies in childhood leukemia, specifically acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML).

  • Dr. Shuyi Ma of Ma Lab

    Ma Lab

    In the Ma Lab, we combine computational and experimental network biology approaches to understand the molecular interactions that determine infection and treatment fate in tuberculosis.

  • Kate MacDuffie, MA, PhD

    MacDuffie Lab

    Our lab focuses on understanding the ethical and social impacts of advances in neuroscience on children and families affected by neurodevelopmental, neurological and psychiatric disorders.

  • Dr. Murat Maga of Maga Lab

    Maga Lab

    The Maga lab investigates fetal alcohol syndrome and the mechanisms responsible for human malformations, specifically craniofacial disorders.

  • Dr. Mark Majesky of Majesky Lab

    Majesky Lab

    We use molecular biological and developmental genetic approaches to address fundamental questions in development and differentiation of blood vessels. Current projects use both mouse and avian models. One major research focus is on vascular stem and progenitor cells that reside in the adventitial layer of artery wall.

  • Dr. Lisa Maves of Maves Lab

    Maves Lab

    The Maves Lab investigates skeletal muscle and heart development, with the goal of making discoveries that lead to new treatments for muscular dystrophy and heart disorders using zebrafish as an animal model because of advantages for genetic manipulations, in vivo imaging, and drug screening.

  • Ryan McCarthy, PhD

    McCarthy Lab

    The McCarthy Lab is focused on understanding epigenetic mechanisms regulating cell identity during development, and applying these discoveries to cell reprogramming with the goal of developing liver cell therapies for transplantation.

  • Dr. Carol Miao of Miao Lab

    Miao Lab

    The Miao Lab is pursuing safer, more effective treatments for hemophilia. Our current work focuses on innovative gene therapy approaches.

  • Dr. Kathleen Millen of Millen Lab

    Millen Lab

    The Millen Lab uses molecular genetic approaches to explore the pathogenesis of congenital birth defects of the human and mouse brain and to study genes essential for normal neurodevelopment.

  • Minkah Lab

    The primary goal of the Minkah lab is to discover and define mechanisms that dictate the generation of durable, protective liver-resident memory T cell responses. Observations from our studies will guide the rational design of highly efficacious malaria vaccines and immune-directed therapies against hepatic maladies.

  • Dr. Ghayda Mirzaa

    Mirzaa Lab

    Dr. Ghayda Mirzaa is pinpointing the genes that contribute to many neurodevelopmental disorders. She helped discover many genes that cause focal cortical dysplasia, megalencephaly and microcephaly. This work is opening the door to new treatments that could modify or fix the errors in these genes, addressing the underly

  • Dr. Pejman Mohammadi

    Mohammadi Lab

    We are interested in the design of probabilistic machine learning methods and statistical models that incorporate known biochemical principles to facilitate decision-making from limited data and to allow for asking smarter questions.

  • Headshot of Dr. Roberto Montenegro

    Montenegro Lab

    The Montenegro Lab focuses on examining and addressing bias in medicine.

  • Dr. Philip Morgan of Morgan Lab

    Morgan Laboratory

    The Morgan laboratory studies mitochondria’s role in childhood diseases.

  • Peter Myler

    Myler Lab

    The Myler Lab uses cutting-edge genomic, bioinformatic and molecular approaches to study gene function and protein structure in a variety of infectious disease organisms.

  • Dr. Myron Evans

    Myron Evans II Lab

    The Myron Evans II Lab is working to better understand why children get brain tumors and which mutations drive those tumors. This research includes studying how the brain normally develops in mammals, and how that process goes wrong and causes brain tumors. The lab is also working to identify new targets that could lea

  • A premature infant receives breathing support from the Neonatal Respiratory Support Technologies Team

    Neonatal Respiratory Support Technologies Team

    The Neonatal Respiratory Support Technologies (NeoRest) team, based in Seattle Children's Research Institute's Norcliffe Foundation Center for Integrative Brain Research, is working to reduce infant mortality and morbidity by developing affordable, easy-to-use and easy-to-maintain respiratory support solutions.

  • Liz Nguyen

    Nguyen Lab

    In the Nguyen Lab, we investigate the genetic and epigenetic changes occurring after kidney injury.

  • Dr. Vishal Nigam of Nigam Lab

    Nigam Lab

    The Nigam Lab aims to improve the care of young cardiac patients by discovering innovative solutions for hypoplastic left heart syndrome; improving outcomes for children undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass and mechanical circulatory support; and inventing new tools that make cardiac surgery safer.

  • Sam Obado, PhD

    Obado Lab

    The focus of the Obado Lab is understanding the functional relationship between the control of gene regulation, RNA export and the nuclear pore complex (NPC), which is the sole mediator of nucleocytoplasmic transport.

  • Shannon Oda

    Oda Lab

    We develop engineering strategies that enable T cells to overcome obstacles in the tumor microenvironment and mount a more powerful, durable and sustained attack on cancer cells.

  • Dr. Aaron Olson of Olson Lab

    Olson Lab

    Dr. Aaron Olson is unraveling how changes in cardiac energy production affect heart function. Congenital heart disease and other cardiac problems change how the heart produces energy. While researchers know that these changes impact heart function, they don’t know the mechanisms of this interaction. By identifying

  • Dr. Douglas Opel

    Opel Lab

    The Opel Lab focuses on clinician-parent communication and medical decision-making, with a primary goal to improve child health by identifying effective clinician communication strategies that positively influence parent acceptance of recommended interventions for children.

  • Dr. Damon Page

    Page Lab

    The Page lab is focused on understanding how the components that make up the cellular architecture of the brain (neuronal and glial cell types) are generated and assemble into functional circuits that underlie behavior and cognition.

  • Alison Paquette

    Paquette Lab

    The Paquette Lab goal is to gain insight into the underlying molecular mechanisms linking the in utero environment and birth outcomes by applying innovative network biology approaches and multi-omic data analysis within the placenta.

  • Tanya Parish

    Parish Lab

    Our current research is focused in two main areas: (i) understanding the biology of the global pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis; and (ii) discovering and developing novel drugs for tuberculosis (TB) that are effective at curing drug sensitive and drug resistant tuberculosis.

  • Dr. Siobhan Pattwell

    Pattwell Lab

    The Pattwell Lab studies genes and processes involved in neurodevelopment and how they are hijacked in cancer.

  • Dr. Palermo

    Pediatric Pain & Sleep Innovations Lab

    The Pediatric Pain and Sleep Innovations Lab’s research focus is on pain in children.

  • Dr. Piliponsky

    Piliponsky Lab

    The Piliponsky Lab studies inflammatory responses involving mast cells and myeloid cells. Our goal is to understand how the body controls the immune system’s response to bacterial infections – and how this process becomes dysregulated.

  • Dr. Michael Portman of the Portman Research Group

    Portman Research Group

    The Portman Research Group discovers ways to protect children’s hearts from damage related to surgery, and leads major research on Kawasaki disease.

  • Dr. Weston Powell

    Powell Lab

    Defining the clock and the role of rhythms in human airway epithelial function.

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    Program in Mitochondrial Biology

    The Program in Mitochondrial Biology’s team delivers clinical care and researches potential cures for mitochondrial diseases.

  • Sara Jane Webb

    Psychophysiology and Behavioral Systems Lab (PBS Lab)

    Directed by Dr. Sara Jane Webb, the PBS Lab is dedicated to furthering research efforts into the etiology, course and treatment of developmental disabilities.

  • Lakshmi Rajagopal

    Rajagopal Lab

    The Rajagopal Lab utilizes genetic, molecular, biochemical and proteomic approaches to study infectious diseases caused by bacteria. The lab focuses on the human pathogens group B Streptococcus and Staphylococcus aureus. Research areas of focus include bacteriology, specifically bacterial pathogenesis, bacterial virule

  • Dr. Nino Ramirez of Ramirez Lab

    Ramirez Lab

    The Ramirez Lab investigates brain functions in order to develop new ways to treat – and potentially cure – neurological disorders.

  • Stephen Ray Reeves

    Reeves Lab

    Research in the Reeves Lab seeks to better define the tissue microenvironments of the lung related to airway remodeling during injury and repair.

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    The Rheumatology Research team at Seattle Children’s is committed to improving the lives of children through innovative, patient-focused research.

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    SCRC Lab

    We are the Seattle Concussion Research Collaborative (SCRC) lab, housed at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Our lab is comprised of clinicians, researchers, public health specialists, and community representatives who are working together to better understand concussion risk and concussion prevention in children,

  • Dr. Stephen E.P. Smith of the SEPS Lab

    SEPS Lab

    Led by Dr. Stephen E.P. Smith, the SEPS Lab is working to uncover what the gene variations that contribute to autism have in common.

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    Saelens Lab

    Brian E. Saelens, PhD, conducts research in environmental influences on physical activity and eating behaviors and on the psychosocial factors that influence individual choice for weight-related behaviors. This work includes examining how the neighborhood environment impacts weight status, physical activity and

  • Dr. Russell Saneto of Saneto Lab

    Saneto Laboratory

    Dr. Russell P. Saneto's research focuses on mitochondrial disease.

  • Surojit Sarkar

    Sarkar Lab

    The Sarkar Lab is finding ways to help the immune system remember cancer and attack it if it relapses.

  • Dr. Jay Sarthy, MD, PhD

    Sarthy Lab

    The Sarthy Lab uses the latest tools to understand the role epigenetics plays in pediatric cancers and to explore less toxic cancer treatments. Learn more.

  • Noah Sather

    Sather Lab

    The Sather Lab utilizes state-of-the-art technology to develop novel vaccine immunogens and strategies. In addition, the lab is interested in deciphering the mechanisms of antibody-mediated protective immunity by HIV or malaria vaccination.

  • Sheela Sathyanarayana headshot

    Sathyanarayana Lab

    The Sathyanarayana Lab investigates how chemicals in our environment impact children, and develops ways to reduce chemical exposures and help families lead healthier lives.

  • Dr. Andy Shih of Shih Lab

    Shih Lab

    The Shih Lab uses advanced optical imaging to study neurovascular function in the living brain. Our goal is to better understand how blood flows through the brain by watching and learning from model organisms. This can provide clues on the development and repair of key vascular functions, such as the blood-brain barrie

  • Joe Smith

    Smith Lab

    The Smith Lab studies the biology of the Plasmodium malaria parasite during the blood stage. The main research interests of the lab are to characterize parasite-host binding interactions and to better understand malaria disease mechanisms. We use this knowledge to design vaccine or disease interventions.

  • Don Sodora

    Sodora Lab

    Work in the Sodora Lab primarily focuses on two principal areas of HIV research: HIV transmission and HIV-induced disease and immune factors that impact progression to AIDS.

  • Dr. Mark Stein

    Stein Lab

    The Stein Lab is home to some of the latest ADHD research, working to improve diagnostics, access to care, and to develop more targeted treatments. Learn more.

  • Ken Stuart

    Stuart Lab

    Research in the Stuart Lab is focused on diseases that are caused by three related parasitic protozoa (Human African trypanosomiasis [sleeping sickness], Chagas disease and Leishmaniasis) and on malaria, which is caused by another protozoan parasite.

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    Tang Lab

    We study how early experiences influence later behavior and mental health. By combining AI, biology and neuroscience, we aim to understand how the brain and consciousness develop.

  • Dr. Bruce Torbett of Torbett Lab

    Torbett Lab

    The Torbett Lab studies HIV entry, evolution and assembly at the genomic, biochemical and structural levels, and human hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell resistance of lentiviral (HIV) vector entry. We also have a long-standing interest in and study normal and dysfunctional myeloid cell development and function.

  • Headshot of Dr. Amy Trowbridge

    Trowbridge Lab

    The Trowbridge Lab focuses on improving palliative care access and delivery for patients from diverse backgrounds and teaching primary palliative care and communication skills to health professionals at all levels.

  • Dr. Eric Turner of Turner Lab

    Turner Lab

    Dr. Eric Turner’s Lab is defining brain pathways underlying motivation, emotion and addiction, and mapping brain circuits in mice.

  • Kevin Urdahl

    Urdahl Lab

    Today, tuberculosis (TB) kills more than 1 million people every year, and an effective vaccine is urgently needed. The primary goal of the Urdahl Lab is to perform fundamental research into the immune response to TB that will help inform the rational design of a new and effective vaccine.

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    Vascular Anomalies

    The Vascular Anomalies Program at Seattle Children’s is nationally recognized for its expertise and innovations in research. Through our collaborative approach, we are learning more about each condition, testing new therapies and standardizing clinical care for children with vascular anomalies (VAN).

  • Dr. Ashley Vaughan

    Vaughan Lab

    The mission of the Vaughan Lab is to alleviate the suffering of those affected by the disease malaria, which kills upwards of 400,000 people, mostly young children, every year.

  • Dr. Nickolas Vitanza of Vitanza Lab

    Vitanza Lab

    The Vitanza lab searches for new treatments that are both safe and curative for aggressive pediatric brain and spinal cord tumors, such as diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), diffuse midline glioma H3 K27M-mutant (DMG), and atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor (ATRT).

  • Holly Vo

    Vo Lab

    The Vo Lab focuses on improving health equity and comprehensive care for the chronically ill child.

  • Thor Wagner

    Wagner Lab

    The Wagner Lab focuses on HIV and other chronic viral infections. The lab studies the mechanism of viral persistence and aims to leverage those insights to engineer improved therapy for chronic infections. The primary focus of the lab is on cell and gene therapy as a novel strategy to treat infectious diseases.

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    Weiss Lab

    The Weiss lab focuses on research ethics, with a particular interest in neonatal clinical trials.

  • Dr. John Welsh of Welsh Lab

    Welsh Lab

    Dr. Welsh’s research focuses on the role of brain rhythms in cognitive and motor function.

  • Headshot of Dr. Aaron Wightman

    Wightman Lab

    The Wightman Lab focuses on research on medical decision-making for children with complex, chronic medical conditions.

  • Headshot of Dr. Benjamin Wilfond

    Wilfond Lab

    The Wilfond lab seeks to improve people's experiences navigating our systems and institutions providing healthcare and conducting clinical research though promoting accessible and balanced information and supporting families facing important decisions.

  • Dr. Kai Yu of Yu Lab

    Yu Lab

    Dr. Kai Yu’s lab studies how craniofacial malformations occur, opening the door to new ways to diagnose, prevent and treat them.