Keith R. Jerome, MD, PhD

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Keith R. Jerome, MD, PhD

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Clinical and Research Background

Dr. Jerome joined the faculty at the University of Washington in 1998, and joined the faculty at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in 2004. His research focuses on the biology of chronic viral infections. He has published extensively on pathogen-host interactions and immune evasion by herpesviruses, and is now pioneering the use of DNA-editing endonucleases as a potentially curative therapy for HIV, hepatitis B, human papillomavirus, and herpesvirus infections. He currently serves as co-PI and NIH contact PI for the Hutchinson Center’s Martin Delaney Collaboratory working toward a cure for HIV disease.

In addition to his basic research efforts, Dr. Jerome leads the diagnostic virology program at the University of Washington. Under his guidance the program has designed and implemented molecular testing assays for a wide variety of human viruses, including hepatitis B and C, enterovirus , BK virus, and cytomegalovirus. The laboratory provides diagnostic support for stem cell transplant and other patients in the Pacific Northwest, and throughout the country through its reference testing services.

Education and Training

Senior Fellow, Virology Division, Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington, 1997-1998

Resident Physician, Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington, 1995-1997

Resident Physician, Department of Pathology, University of Washington, 1993-1995

Duke University, MD, May 1993

Duke University, PhD, Microbiology and Immunology, 1992

Georgetown College, B.S., Chemistry, summa cum laude, 1985

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