Robert Striker

Program / Dept 1
Molecular Cell Pharmacology
Program / Dept 2
Medicine
Short Research Description

The Striker Lab is interested in optimizing therapy against human viruses and bacteria. Anti-infectives are life giving miracle drugs but the principles of molecular medicine and molecular microbiology are just now being used to tailor therapy against pathogens to give sufficient anti-infective potency while minimizing side effects and the selection of resistance. Often clinical decisions are based on the response of the ñaverage pathogenî in the ñaverage patientî without regards to the specific genetic background of either the pathogen, or patient, or both, which can now be characterized with increasing precision

Membership in other UW Grad Training Programs
Microbiology Training Program, Parasitology and Vector diseases,
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Undergrad Major:
Chemistry
Grad Major:
MND/PhD