Dr. John Aitchison joined the Center for Infectious Disease Research (CIDR) in 2011 to bring systems biology to infectious disease research and use the challenges of infectious diseases to develop systems biology. He served as President of CIDR from 2017-2018. In 2018, CIDR merged with the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research at Seattle Children’s Research Institute to form the largest pediatric infectious disease research program in the United States. Dr. Aitchison is Co-Director of this newly-formed Center.
Dr. Aitchison also holds affiliate appointments at the Institute for Systems Biology, University of Washington, University of Alberta, and University of British Columbia and Rockefeller University. He is a member of the Molecular and Cellular Biology and Biomolecular Structural Design Graduate Programs at the University of Washington.