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Welcome Dr. Nicolo Cabrera to Infectious Diseases Division

Dr. Nicolo Cabrera, M.D., joined the Infectious Diseases Division following completion as a PGY-7 Immunocompromised Host/Transplant Infectious Disease fellow at...

Daisy W. Leung, PhD, reveals common respiratory virus manipulates immune genes to protect itself

Findings could lead to better therapies for respiratory syncytial virus infection The viral protein NS1 (green) is found inside the...

The Infectious Diseases Division Celebrates Women in Medicine

Each September, the AMA Women Physicians Section (WPS) honors physicians who have offered their time, wisdom and support to advance...

Julia López, PhD, MPH, LCSW is panelist at the Missouri History Museum on September 15, during National Hispanic Heritage Month

This event is in person at the Missouri History Museum but can also be accessed virtually. Join a panel discussion...

COVID-19 vaccine elicits antibodies in 90% taking immunosuppressants

However, people treated for autoimmune conditions produce weaker responses than healthy people COVID-19 vaccination elicited antibody responses in nearly nine...

Bernard Camins, MD, MSCR, former faculty member, participates in the coin toss for the men’s singles match on Pride Day at the 2021 US Open

Rainbow flags flew proudly at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 1 as the USTA celebrated...

Antibodies block specific viruses that cause arthritis, brain infections – Could form basis of universal therapy, vaccines for alphaviruses

Alphaviruses — mosquito-borne viruses that can trigger brain infections and arthritis — may have met their match. Researchers at Washington...

Elvin Geng, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, uses epidemiologic model that indicates early COVID-19 shutdowns helped St. Louis area avoid thousands of deaths

Delays in implementing public health orders likely would have resulted in many more hospitalizations, deaths. In March 2020, not long...

Podcast: Vaccines and COVID-19 infection generate protective antibodies, even against delta

This episode of ‘Show Me the Science’ focuses on the work of scientist Ali Ellebedy, who has published several papers...

WashU infectious diseases alum, Matifadza Hlatshwayo Davis, named St. Louis Public Health Director

St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones named Dr. Matifadza Hlatshwayo Davis, an infectious disease specialist, the director of the St. Louis City Department of...

Antibody protects against broad range of COVID-19 virus variants – Targets key part of virus’s spike protein that changes little across variants

The virus that causes COVID-19 today is not the same as the one that first sickened people way back in...

Hilary Reno, MD, PhD, FIDSA, an author of recent STI Treatment Guidelines 2021 also co-authors “A Guide to Taking a Sexual History”

Associate professor of medicine, Dr. Hilary Reno, is a co-author of the recently released Sexually Transmitted Infections Treatment Guidelines, 2021...

Andrej Spec, MD, MSCI, FECMM selected to lead the update of the Histoplasma guidelines by the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA)

Andrej Spec, MD, MSCI, FECMM has been selected to lead the update of the Histoplasma guidelines by the Infectious Disease...

Hilary Babcock, MD, MPH and Jennie Kwon, DO, MSCI are co-authors of MMRW early release of reports on COVID-19 Hospitalizations and Vaccine Effectiveness

Congrats to Dr. Robyn Klein, who has received an $8.7M grant to investigate why some emerging viral infections can trigger memory problems that last long after the virus is gone from the body.

More than half of the survivors of West Nile virus brain infections are left with memory disorders that make everyday...

Dr. Rupa Patel’s focus on implementation science of an intervention that works, PrEP, leads to awarded CDC grant to build PrEP capacity in multiple states

Beating the clock on ticks and tick-borne illnesses – infectious disease clinic medical director Thomas Bailey, MD, explains

Weather conditions this summer are resulting in a very active tick season, especially in the Midwest. And where there are...

Antibodies elicited by COVID-19 vaccination effective against delta variant – Jacco Boon, PhD and Ali Ellebedy co-senior authors

Despite causing a surge in infections this summer that has resulted in thousands of hospitalizations and deaths, the delta variant...

Second year fellow, Gayathri Krishnan, MD, creates online platform for women professionals in the field of Infectious Diseases

Women in Infectious Diseases (WIID) is created for women professionals in ID to collaborate, promote, support, advocate, embrace, encourage and...

ID Fellows create video to show prospective fellow candidates what fellowship is like at WashU

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is prepared to conduct virtual interviews of potential...