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Sexually Transmitted Infections and Topical Microbicides Cooperative Research Center

Core Facilities

STI TM CRC Core Facilities provide biostatistical, laboratory, study design, and other services that are quality-controlled, cost-effective and convenient. These services are supported by the STITMCRC, freeing investigators of the need to set up these assays and equipment in their own labs.


Laboratory Core

Personnel

Walter E. Stamm, MD
Director

Patricia A. Totten, PhD
Co-Investigator

Wil Whittington, PhD
Co-Investigator

Nancy Kiviat, MD
Consultant

Rhoda Ashley Morrow, PhD
Consultant

Mission

  1. Provide necessary specialized microbiological, serological and other laboratory expertise for investigators performing clinical, epidemiological, and behavioral projects within the STI-TM-CRC.
  2. Specific tests to be provided for chlamydia (CT), gonorrhea (GC), and Mycoplasma genitalium (M.gen) include:
    CT: Culture, Aptima TMA, Micro IF serology, Serotyping, Antibiotic susceptibilities, MOMP sequencing (genotyping)
    GC: Culture, Aptima TMA, Auxotyping, Antibiotic susceptibilities, Pulse field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and other typing methods.
    M.gen: Culture, PCR.
  3. Facilitate the rapid application of new advances in basic sciences or molecular biology to relevant clinical and epidemiological projects within the STI-TM-CRC. Examples will include nucleic acid amplification tests for T. vaginalis and M. genitalium, and HPV-DNA testing using urine specimens.
  4. Serve as a national and international reference laboratory and resource for other investigators studying STDs at other STI-TM-CRCs and elsewhere.
  5. Maintain a registry of CT and GC strains in Seattle to continue epidemiologic assessment of these organisms, in conjunction with future application of genomics to facilitate clinical and epidemiologic genomics based studies.

Contact

Walter E. Stamm, MD
Phone: (206) 616-4170
E-mail: wes@u.washington.edu
   

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