UW Center for AIDS and STD
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Award Recipients

2020-2021

Amanda Casto, MD
Acting Instructor
Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
University of Washington

Chronic infection with human herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) results in a wide range of clinical syndromes ranging from completely asymptomatic infection to frequently recurrent genital ulcerative disease. This project seeks to identify the viral genetic mediators of HSV-2 disease severity using a genome-wide genotype-phenotype association study approach.