The Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases is recognized for outstanding research related to childhood infections, organized generally along these major lines:
Human microbiome and virome projects:
Gregory Storch, MD - Viral discovery in children with fever and respiratory illness
Molecular basis of the pathogenesis of infectious diseases:
David Haslam, MD - Trafficking and inhibitors of Shiga toxin and Clostridium difficile toxins
David Hunstad, MD - E. coli urinary tract infections; translational studies of childhood MRSA infections
Audrey Odom, MD, PhD - Targeting biochemical pathways in P. falciparum malaria
Michael Watson, MD, PhD - Streptococcus pyogenes interactions with host in a vaginal colonization model
Molecular diagnosis of infectious diseases:
Gregory Storch, MD, Rich Buller, PhD - molecular tests for the detection of HIV, herpes simplex virus, cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, varicella-zoster virus, human herpesviruses 6 and 8, enteroviruses, parvovirus B19, Bartonella species, Ehrlichia species, Toxoplasma gondii, and Bordetella pertussis.
Basic immunologic mechanisms:
Celeste Morley, MD, PhD - molecular effectors of thymocyte maturation
Patient-oriented and translational research:
Stephanie Fritz, MD, MSCI - epidemiology and transmission of community-associated S. aureus
Alexis Elward, MD, MPH - hospital epidemiology and healthcare-associated infections in ICUs
Click on the Faculty link at left to learn more about Division investigators.