Nichole Klatt


University of Washington, 

Microbiology, Infection & Immunity

Microbiome and mucosal dysfunction in HIV transmission and pathogenesis

Faculty Contact Information

Building: 3000 Western Ave Phone: 206-221-0254

Lab Information

Location: University of Washington/WaNPRC Building: 3000 Western Ave Room: 48, 3 Phone: 206-221-0254 Alt Phone: 2062210254 http://www.klatt-lab.com/

Accepting Students For:

Rotation, Autumn
Rotation, Spring
Rotation, Summer
Rotation, Winter

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Research Summary

The complex interactions between the epithelial barrier, the microbiome, mucus and immune cells are critical for protection from disease. The focus of my lab is to understand mechanisms underlying mucosal dysfunction, microbiome dysbiosis and altered immunity in mucosal tissues (mainly gastrointestinal and female reproductive tracts), and how these defects contribute to HIV transmission and pathogenesis. Our ultimate goal is to improve prevention and treatment strategies for HIV infection.