The Division is comprised of two sections led by co-directors
who work closely together to maintain a cohesive, fully-integrated
Dr. William Powderly heads the clinical section and the basic research faculty that
manages patient care and the teaching responsibilities of the Division,
and provides a full complement of clinical research (go to clinical
Dr. Daniel Goldberg and his faculty participate
in teaching and patient care with
a principal focus on laboratory-based research (go to
Research description). This structure ensures that the clinical,
teaching and research goals of the Division receive equally strong
commitment and support, and provide excellent opportunities for
training ranging from clinical practice to clinical, translational,
and laboratory based research.
The program provides training to M.D., Ph.D., and M.D./Ph.D.
postdoctoral fellows, and to Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. students, in
disciplines related to pathogenesis and host defense in infectious
diseases. The laboratories of the program preceptors use tools
of molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, genomics, immunology,
and cell biology. The clinical research component includes epidemiology,
biostatistics, clinical trials, health services research, outcomes
research, health economics, health behavior research and informatics
tools and methods to train patient-oriented and translational researchers.
The research preceptors have been carefully chosen for the training
program to ensure that the program as a whole can provide in depth
training in all the scientific disciplines required for cutting
edge investigation in infectious diseases.
Dr. William Powderly
Dr. Daniel Goldberg
The clinical and research
programs of the Division are closely allied with the Pediatric Infectious
Diseases Division at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and two
of the basic science departments within the School of Medicine, Molecular
Microbiology and Immunology and Pathology. These departments share
joint clinical and research conferences and all offer elective clinical
and research rotations. Several members of each faculty have joint
appointments in more than one department, and several of our fellows
have been trained in both pediatric and adult infectious diseases.
Collaboration with different divisions and departments is encouraged
and there are many opportunities for mentored clinical and laboratory-based
research throughout Washington University. Our philosophy has always
been to provide a nurturing, dynamic environment that provides the
best possible training for our fellows to achieve their goals.