Chlamydial Infections

Chlamydial infection is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in humans caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis.

Associated Labs
Our Focus

Chlamydia research at CERID is focused on deciphering the mechanisms by which Chlamydia trachomatis manipulates cellular function in order to exit host cells and cause infectious disease.



Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by infection with the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacterium.

Our Focus

CERID is working to combat Neisseria resistance by developing novel drug leads through a structural-based drug design pipeline in collaboration with the Seattle Structural Genomics Center for Infectious Disease (SSGCID).


Hepatitis C Virus

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) is a serious disease that can cause long-term health problems, even death.

Associated Labs
Our Focus

CERID’s studies aim to define the virus and host components that control HCV infection outcome and liver disease.


Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (slowly replicating retrovirus) that weakens the immune system.

Our Focus

HIV research at CERID is focused on disease pathogenesis and genetic susceptibility.


Mycoplasma Genitalium

Mycoplasma genitalium is a bacterial infection that causes several sexually transmitted infections (STIs), such as urethritis in men and cervicitis in women.

Our Focus

CERID research includes structural genomic studies through the Van Voorhis’ lab’s affiliated project, Seattle Structural Genomics Center for Infectious Disease.