Stead Family Department of Pediatrics

Charles Grose, MD

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Division Director, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases
Professor of Pediatrics  - Infectious Disease

Contact Information

Primary Office: 2111 ML
Iowa City, IA 52242
Primary Office Phone: 319-356-2270

Email: charles-grose@uiowa.edu
Web: Grose Laboratory

Education

BA, honors, Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin
MD, Medicine, honors, University of Chicago School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

Internship, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York
Residency, Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York
Post Doctoral, Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York
Post Doctoral, Immunology, University of California, San Francisco, California

Licensure and Certifications

California Medical License
Iowa Medical License
Texas Medical License
Pediatric Infectious Disease
American Board of Pediatrics

Research Summary

Research Interests: Varicella-zoster virus. VZV is the virus that causes chickenpox in children and shingles in the elderly. We study the components of the virus. We use a variety of molecular biology techniques. We also use the newest imaging techniques, to determine the sites on the virus that interact with the cell. Of recent interest, we have discovered the first mutant strain of varicella-zoster ever found anywhere in the world. Human herpes virus type 8. HHV-8 causes Kaposi sarcoma in AIDS patients. However, 3 to 5% of otherwise healthy people in the United States are infected with this virus. It is not known how this virus is transmitted from person to person. We are currently studying neonates in Iowa to determine if the virus is transmitted at time of delivery or shortly thereafter.

Date Last Modified: 06/07/2014 - 21:56:23