Mission:

Our goal is to improve health outcomes of women and their babies by understanding processes of bacteria-host interactions and ecology within the complex biochemical, microbiological, and immunological niches of the female urogenital tract. We use multiple approaches to investigate host-microbe interactions that impact women's health at carbohydrate-rich mucosal surfaces of the female urinary and reproductive tracts. Model systems employ biochemical, cellular, and animal models in conjunction with clinical specimens to interrogate mechanisms in urogenital disease.

DEPARTMENT OF MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY 
CENTER FOR WOMEN'S INFECTIOUS DISEASE RESEARCH (CWIDR)

Lewis Lab In The News

THE SOURCE, WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY 

BACTERIA MAY CONTRIBUTE TO PREMATURE BIRTHS, STDS