Cho-chou Kuo, MD, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology
University of Washington
F161A Health Sciences
Seattle, WA 98195
Main research interests are antigenic analysis, immunology, & pathogenesis of chlamydiae. Current work includes studies of the mechanisms of attachment and entry of chlamydiae into host cells, identification and characterization of binding ligands and receptors, characterization of chlamydial proteins and their function, development of laboratory diagnostic methods and vaccine candidates for prevention of chlamydial infection, and immunopathogenesis of C. trachomatis and C. pneumoniae infection, and the role of C. pneumoniae in atherosclerosis using mouse model of atherosclerosis.
PhD, Preventive Medicine, University of Washington 1970
MD, National Taiwan University 1960
Dr. Kuo has authored 235 articles including peer-reviewed papers, book chapters and review and commentary articles, mostly in chlamydiae and the diseases they cause.