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Tanya Parish a Principal Investigator in the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research, Seattle Children’s Research Institute and a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine.
Her work focuses on the discovery of new drugs that are effective at curing drug-sensitive and drug-resistant tuberculosis with the added goal of shortening the time it takes to cure disease. This encompasses a range of early stage drug discovery including drug target identification and validation, high throughput screening and medicinal chemistry. In addition, her group works to understand the pathogenic mechanisms and basic biology of the global pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis and using this information to inform drug discovery.
Tanya is a microbiologist by training, with a background in mycobacteriology. She received her PhD at the National Institute for Medical Research investigating gene regulation in mycobacteria followed by postdoctoral research at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine studying several facets of the biology of M. tuberculosis. She previously held an academic post as Professor of Mycobacteriology at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and was a Senior Vice President (Drug Discovery) at the Infectious Disease Research Institue.
Tanya has edited several books on mycobacteria and published numerous papers on the basic biology and genetics of M. tuberculosis.