Center for Microbiome Sciences & Therapeutics, University of Washington

Membership

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Members & Affiliate Members

 
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Anne M. Stevens, MD, PhD
Interim Chief, Rheumatology
Seattle Children's Hospital

Professor, University of Washington, Department of Pediatrics

Research: Pediatric. Immunity. Oral. Fecal. Intervention.

anne.stevens@seattlechildrens.org

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Amy Willis, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Washington
School of Public Health
Department of Biostatistics

Research: Experimental design. Diversity estimation. Diversity analysis. Hierarchical modeling. Mathematical phylogenetics

adwillis@uw.edu

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Christopher D. Johnston, PhD
Assistant Member
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division

Research: Microbial epigenetics. Horizontal gene exchange. Synthetic microbiology.

adwillis@uw.edu

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Christina Pettan-Brewer,DVM, MSc
Veterinarian, Lecturer & Director
University of Washington
Department of Comparative Medicine

Research: Antimicrobial. Resistance. Genes. Microbiome.

kcpb@uw.edu


 
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Cynthia W. Ko, MD, MS
Associate Professor & Gastroenterology Section Chief
UW Medical Center
Director, Associate Fellowship Program

Research: Colorectal cancer. Screening. Prevention. Outcomes. Patient care

cwko@uw.edu

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David Beck, PhD
Research Associate Professor
University of Washington
Department of Chemical Engineering

Director of Research, eScience Institute, Life Sciences

Adjunct Research Assistant Professor,
Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences

Adjunct Research Assistant Professor, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering

Research: Metagenomics. Systems Biology. Gut. Oral. Environment.

dacb@uw.edu

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Eric D. Strachan, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor,
University of Washington
School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Research: Depression. Chronic Pain. Stress. Twins. Immune System.

erstrach@uw.edu

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Heather B. Jaspan, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Washington
School of Public Health
Department of Global Health

Associate Professor
Pediatrics - Infectious Diseases
Seattle Children’s Research Institute

Research: HIV/AIDS. Host-pathogen interactions. Immunizations. Infectious Diseases. Child and adolescent health.

heather.jaspan@seattlechildrens.org

 
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Jeffrey S. McLean, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Washington
Department of Periodontics
School of Dentistry

Associate Professor, Department of Oral Health Sciences

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology

Research: Oral. Microbiome. Biofilms. Metatranscriptomics. Microbial dark matter.

jsmclean@uw.ed

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Jisun Paik, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
University of Washington
Department of Comparative Medicine

Research: Obesity. Nutrition. Inflammatory bowel disease. Colon cancer. Microbiome.

jpaik@uw.edu

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John M. Inadomi, MD
Cyrus E. Rubin Endowed Chair in Medicine
University of Washington
School of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Gastroenterology

Professor of Medicine and Head, Division of Gastroenterology

Research: Comparative effectiveness research. Colorectal cancer. Barrett's esophagus.

jinadomi@uw.edu

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Julia Yue Cui, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Washington
Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences
School of Public Health

Sheldon D. Murphy Endowed Chair in Toxicology and Environmental Health

Research: Gut. Microbiome. Drug metabolizing enzymes. Liver. Nuclear receptors.

juliacui@uw.edu

 
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Judd Walson,MD, MPH
Professor
University of Washington
School of Public Health
Department of Global Health

Professor, Medicine - Allergy and Infectious Disease

Professor, Medicine - Pediatrics

Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology

Research: Epidemiology. Child and Adolescent health. HIV/AIDS. Neglected tropical diseases.

walson@uw.edu

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Kathy High
Professor
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Video and New Media
Department of Arts

Research: Inflammatory bowel disease. Microbiome. Organoids.

highk@rpi.edu

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Laura den Hartigh, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
University of Washington
Department of Medicine
School of Medicine
Division Metabolism, Endocrinology & Nutrition

Research: Adipocytes. Obesity. Gut microbiota. Macrophages. Conjugated Linoleic Acid.

lauradh@u.washington.edu

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Margaret M. Heitkemper,
FAAN, PhD, RN
University of Washington
School of Nursing
Elizabeth Sterling Soule Chair in Nursing

Professor & Chair, Department of Behavioral Nursing & Health Informatics

Director, Center for Research on Management of Sleep Disturbances

Affiliate Professor, Division of GI

Research: Irritable bowel syndrome. Pain. Symptoms. Women’s health. Sleep.

heit@uw.edu

 
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Neelendu Dey, MD
Assistant Member
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Assistant Professor
University of Washington
Department of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology

Gastroenterologist
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Research: Metagenomics / metabolomics. Colorectal cancer. Enteric nervous system. Bile acid metabolism. Gnotobiotic models.

ndey@fredhutch.org

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Patricia Pavlinac, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor
University of Washington
School of Public Health
Department of Global Health

Assistant Director
Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents, & Children (Global WACh)

Research: Pediatrics. Enteric Infections. Diarrheal disease.
Host-pathogen interaction. Microbiome.

ppav@uw.edu

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Piper M. Treuting, DVM, MS
Associate Professor & Vice Chair
University of Washington
School of Medicine
Department of Comparative Medicine

Research: Comparative pathology. Translational medicine. Preclinical research. Inflammatory dowel disease. Animal models

treuting@uw.edu

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Samuel Minot, PhD
Staff Scientist
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Research: Metagenomics. Bioinformatics. Reproducible Computing. Gut Microbiome.

sminot@fredhutch.org

 
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Scott Lee, MD
Director, Clinical Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Program
Assistant Professor, University of Washington
School of Medicine, Gastroenterology Division

Research: Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Pre-malignant changes. New therapies in the treatment. Outcomes

ScottL@medicine.washington.edu

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Sean Gibbons, PhD
Assistant Professor
Institute for Systems Biology

Research: Microbial systems. Ecology. Evolution.

sgibbons@systemsbiology.org

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Stacey M. Meeker, DVM, PhD
Acting Assistant Instructor
University of Washington
School of Medicine
Department of Comparative Medicine

Research: Inflammatory bowel disease. Colitis. Colon cancer. Mouse models. Vitamin D.

sm45@uw.edu

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Susan Bullman, PhD
Assistant Member 
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Human Biology Division

Research: Tumor-associated microbiota. Tumor microenvironment. Colorectal cancer.
Microbe-drug interactions.

sbullman@fredhutch.org

 
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Tyler Fox, PhD
Lecturer
University of Washington
Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Research: Bacteria. Posthumanism, Relational ontology. Process philosophy.

foxt@uw.edu

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William DePaolo, PhD
Associate Professor
School of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division Gastroenterology

Lynn M. & Michael D. Garvey Endowed Chair, Gastroenterology

Director, CMiST

Research: Inflammatory bowel disease. Intestinal diseases. Metabolism. Infection. Immunity.
wdepaolo@uw.edu

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William M. Grady , MD
Member
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Clinical Research Division
Public Health Sciences Division

Professor
University of Washington
School of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
Rodger C. Haggitt

Medical Director
GI Cancer Prevention Program Clinic
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Research: Gastrointestinal cancer. Genetic and epigenetic alterations. Cancer biomarkers. Hereditary cancer syndromes.

wgrady@fredhutch.org

 
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Membership Options

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If you are part of the University of Washington or any of the UW affiliated institutions and would like to become a CMiST member or an affliate member, please complete the form below.

Member

  • Be an active participant and attendee at CMiST events including seminars, workshops, annual symposium, etc.

  • Actively pursue microbiome grants and publications.

  • Contribute to our progress reports with updates of your successes.

  • Actively pursue meaningful collaborations across our budding CMiST community.

Affiliate

Interested in microbiome research, attending CMiST seminars and symposiums, and possibly collaborating with CMiST and its members.