Dr. Misch joined the Infectious Diseases faculty in July 2016. She received a medical degree from Johns Hopkins University and completed an internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins hospital. She then moved to the University of Washington for infectious diseases fellowship and joined the faculty there in 2009. Her research focused on the mechanisms by which specific gene variants in the Toll-like receptor family regulate susceptibility to the intracellular bacteria Mycobacteria tuberculosis, Mycobacteria leprae, and Legionella. She has received funding as a PI or co-PI from the Heiser Foundation for Research on Leprosy and Tuberculosis and NIH (K-08, K-21). Her current research interests include the role of innate immunity in infectious disease complications following transplantation. She attends on the Transplant and Immune Compromised Host service.
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