Rhoda A. Morrow

Appointments and Affiliations

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Vaccine and Infections Disease Division
Senior Advisor for Faculty Development/Global Oncology Program
University of Washington
School of Medicine
Laboratory Medicine
Professor, Appointed: 1996
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Mailing Address

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave. N
Seattle, Washington 98109
United States


University of California, Davis, 1977, PhD (Microbiology)
University of Oregon, 1969, BS (Biology)

Research Interests

The laboratory provides service support for large scale studies to define the natural history of genital herpes and risk factors for transmission of HSV to sex partners and neonates. The test used in these studies (HSV Western blot) was developed in my lab and remains the gold standard test for antibodies to HSV-1 and HSV-2.

Another application of the HSV antibody typing test has been to provide an FDA-accepted comparator test for development of commercial blood tests for HSV antibodies. Six kits have been cleared by the FDA after extensive clinical trials in the virology lab.

Additional Experience

Head, Faculty Affairs Office
Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division (VIDD)
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC)
American Association of Medical Colleges

Future Research

I closed my research lab in 2005 to focus on administrative work.


Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists
American Federation for Clinical Research
American Society for Virology
American Society of Microbiology
Infectious Diseases Society of America
International Society for Antiviral Research
Society for Mucosal Immunity

Honors and Awards

Fellow, Infectious Diseases Society of America


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