TLC-ART Program


Rodney Ho

Dr. Rodney Ho is the TLC-ART principal investigator and program director, professor and presidential entrepreneurial fellow of the University of Washington. Read more.


Dr. Ann Collier is the TLC-ART Co-Director, Co-Investigator and has been performing HIV-related clinical research for over 25 years with an emphasis on antiretroviral therapy. Read more.

Kate Montgomery joined TLC-ART and WE-REACH in July of 2021 after working as a Grants Operations Manager at Amazon Web Services. She has a B.S. in Forensic Science and Biochemistry from Seattle University and a M.S. in Criminology from Portland State University. Read More.

James Griffin

James Griffin joined the lab in early 2018, has two undergraduate degrees (Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology [MCDB] and Biochemistry) from University of Colorado (CU) Boulder, and is currently a graduate student under Dr. Rodney Ho. Read More.

Dr. Matthew Hartman is the Project Administrator for TLC-ART. He joined the lab in July of 2019 after finishing a postdoc in Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. Read More.


Dr. Florian Hladik has spent four years working with HIV/AIDS patients in outpatient and intensive-care settings and witnessed the devastation caused by the HIV epidemic. Read More.


Dr. Shiu-Lok Hu has been active in HIV/SIV vaccine and pathogenesis research for the past 29 years. Read More.


Chris Jonsson, HeMBA is the Program Operations Manager for both the UW TLC-ART and UW ACTU programs. Read More.

James Chesko Dr. James Chesko is a research scientist and laboratory manager for Rodney Ho. He received his PhD in experimental physical chemistry fro the University of California at Berkeley and has had an extensive career in the pharmaceutical industry with experience at ALZA/JNJ, Chiron/Novartis, IDRI, Functional Analytics, and Bristol-Myers-Squibb. Read More.

Dr. Qingxin Mu

Dr. Qingxin Mu joined Prof. Rodney Ho’s lab as a Research Scientist in June, 2017. Dr. Mu received his PhD degree in Shandong University in China, 2010. Read More.

Dr. Simone Perazzolo

Dr. Simone Perazzolo is a Research Associate Scientist for physiologically-based mathematical/computational modeling (e.g. PBPK). Read More.


Dr. Danny Shen is an experienced researcher in clinical pharmacology, specializing in drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics. Read More.

Laura Shireman

Dr. Laura Shireman is a research scientist and research coordinator for the UW Pharmacokinetics Lab, working for Dr. Danny Shen. Read More.


Dr. Jane Simoni is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the development and evaluation of health promotion interventions. Read More.

Ken Tapia, MS is a master’s-level biostatistician with the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) at the University of Washington, working under Dr. Sarah Holte to provide statistical support to collaborating investigators. Read More.

Dr. Piper Treuting is a board-certified pathologist and scientist uniquely trained to perform and supervise studies that utilize models of human disease. Read More.