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Patrick C Seed, MD, PhD

Patrick C Seed, MD, PhD

Children's Research Fund Professor of Basic Science

Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases) and Microbiology-Immunology

Focus of Work

Bio

Patrick C. Seed, MD, Ph.D., is Associate Chief Research Officer for Basic Sciences at the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He is a Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology & Immunology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Division Head and Attending Physician in Lurie Children’s Division of Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Seed’s lab aims to translate molecular knowledge of microbial/microbiome genetics, physiol...[Read full text]
Patrick C. Seed, MD, Ph.D., is Associate Chief Research Officer for Basic Sciences at the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He is a Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology & Immunology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Division Head and Attending Physician in Lurie Children’s Division of Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Seed’s lab aims to translate molecular knowledge of microbial/microbiome genetics, physiology, and pathogenesis into diagnostics and treatments for a broad range of pediatric diseases.

He joined Lurie Children’s in October 2016 from Duke University, where he served as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and Surgery. Dr. Seed was also an Attending Physician in pediatric infectious diseases at Duke University Medicine Center. He received his medical degree and doctorate from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and completed his residency in pediatrics at the University of Michigan Hospital. Dr. Seed completed his fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases and postdoctoral training at Washington University School of Medicine/St. Louis Children’s Hospital.[Shorten text]

Academic Focus

The Seed Research Group broadly studies the interactions of mammals and microbes to understand how microbial communities alter health and disease and how pathogenic microbes emerge from those communities to cause specific infections of the urinary tract, blood, and central nervous system. Our work combines clinical human studies, conventional and germ-free animal models, molecular genetics, immunology, biochemistry, structural biology, high-dimensional data computational analysis, and a number ...[Read full text]The Seed Research Group broadly studies the interactions of mammals and microbes to understand how microbial communities alter health and disease and how pathogenic microbes emerge from those communities to cause specific infections of the urinary tract, blood, and central nervous system. Our work combines clinical human studies, conventional and germ-free animal models, molecular genetics, immunology, biochemistry, structural biology, high-dimensional data computational analysis, and a number of complementary 'omics technologies including genomics, metagenomics, transcriptomics, metatranscriptomics, and metabolomics to understand complex systems. We use the lessons learned from these molecular studies to design new diagnostics and therapeutics.[Shorten text]

Clinical Focus

Dr. Seed provides clinical consultation and expertise for a variety of complex pediatric infectious diseases including infections of children with multidrug-resistant infections, compromised immune systems, and organ and stem cell transplantation.

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Education and Certification

  • PhD: University of Rochester, Microbiology (1996)
  • MD: University of Rochester (1998)

Contact

312/227-4080

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Box 20
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611