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Kevin Hybiske, PhD

"Question everything generally thought to be obvious.” – Dieter Rams

Office: 
750 Republican St Room E661 Box 358061 Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: 
(206) 616-1549

Lab Staff

Erin Bryar
Jessica Cooper
Mary Dickinson
Tisha Ellis
Rebecca Peters
Ashley Sherrid
Meghan Zuck
and Bob Suchland
Kevin Hybiske, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology University of Washington

The Hybiske Lab investigates the interactions between intracellular pathogens and host cells with a specific focus on the molecular, cellular and genetic basis of infectious diseases.

A major research focus in the lab is to decipher the mechanisms by which the intracellular pathogens Chlamydia and malaria manipulate cellular function in order to exit host cells and cause infectious disease. Collectively, diseases caused by Chlamydia and malaria are among the most devastating and widespread to plague mankind; effective intervention strategies are sorely lacking. And remarkably, these two disparate pathogens have coevolved similar mechanisms for escaping their respective host cells and disseminating within human hosts. Our ultimate goal is to leverage a thorough understanding of these pathogenic mechanisms as an untapped platform for therapeutic intervention.

More broadly, our lab is interested in elucidating the molecular determinants of Chlamydia pathognesis and advancing our mechanistic understanding of Chlamydia-based diseases in humans.