2015 Rockey Lab

From Left: Tim Putman, Dan Rockey, Courtney Armour, Andrew Schleuter, Emaan Khan, Erik Cram, Zoe Seigel, Will Valiant, Stormy Scharzenberger

2014 Rockey Lab Members

From Left: Erik Cram, Jeffrey Popowich, Stormy Scharzenberger, William Valiant, Zoe Seigel, Dr. Daniel Rockey, Andrew Schlueter, Tim Putman

2012 OSU Genomics Geeks

Top row left to right: Steven Eriksen and Will Valiant
Middle row left to right: Dr Daniel Rockey, Amy Phou
Bottom row left to right: Sara Weeks, Tim Putman, John, Michelle Luu

2010 OSU Lab Members

Clockwise from front left: Bob Suchland (UW, Seattle, WA), Brendan Jeffrey (grad), Kelsi Sandoz (grad), Steven Eriksen, Val Elias, Kelsey Quinn (m.s. candidate, OSU, Corvallis, OR), Sara Weeks (Sr. Lab Member)

OSU Chlamydia Crew 2009

Left to right: Kelsi Sandoz (grad), Kelsey Quinn M.S. candidate, OSU, Corvallis, OR), Steven Eriksen, Sara Weeks (Sr. Lab Member), Anjali Menon, Dr. Dan Rockey, Brendan Jeffrey (grad)

2007 Lab Photo

(from left to right):
Back row: Brendan Jeffrey (grad), John Davidson (grad), Damir Alzhanov (OHSU, Portland, OR), Jae Dugan (VA Hospital, Portland, OR), Jeff Burnett (medical student KCUMB, Kansas City, MO)
Front row: Sara Weeks (Sr. Lab Member), Gina Capri (undergrad), Hency Chu (Univ. California Irvine), Johanna Rigas (VetMed), Sonya Rajput (medical student, OHSU, Portland, OR)

2007 Lab Photo 2

left to right: Dr. Dan Rockey, Hency Chu (Univ. California, Irvine), Damir Alzhanov (OHSU, Portland, OR), Sara Weeks (Sr. Lab Member), Raeme Ellis (undergrad), Aishu, Jae Dugan (VA Hospital, Portland, OR)

2007 Lab Photo 3

left to right:

Back Row: Dr. Dan Rockey, Damir Alzhanov (OHSU, Portland, OR), Raeme Ellis (undergrad), Jae Dugan (grad)

Front Row: Hency Chu (Univ. California Irvine), Sara Weeks (Sr. Lab Member), Aishu Ramaswamy (postdoc)

2006 Lab Photo

left to right:
Back Row: Dr. Dan Rockey, Gina Capri (undergrad), Raeme Ellis (undergrad), Damir Alzhanov (OHSU, Portland, OR), Sara Weeks (Sr. Lab Member), Rob Ruef
Front Row: Nathanael Blake (Washington D.C.), Brendan Jeffrey (grad), Jae Dugan (VA Hospital, Portland, OR), Hency Chu (Univ. California Irvine)

2004 Lab Photo

left to right: Sara Weeks (Sr. Lab Member), Hency Chu (Univ. California Irvine), Jae Dugan (VA Hospital, Portland, OR), Nathanael Blake (Washington D.C.), Kenzie Wetherall, Damir Alzhanov (OHSU, Portland, OR), Dr. Dan Rockey, Chris Harver

2004 Lab Photo 2

left to right:
On the tailgate: Damir Alzhanov (OHSU, Portland, OR), Jae Dugan (VA Hospital, Portland, OR), Nathanael Blake (Washington D.C.), Chris Harver
Riding Shotgun: Erika Vandenberg, Sara Weeks (Sr. Lab Member), Dr. Dan Rockey, Vihangi Hindagolla, Hency Chu (Univ. California Irvine)

University of Washington Chlamydia meeting, 2004

left to right: Windy Beck, Nathanael Blake (Washington D.C.), Gina Capri (undergrad), Rob Reuf

Lab Members at the University of Washington

Our laboratory interacts regularly with individuals connected to family health and sexually transmitted infection clinics in the Seattle/King County, WA metropolitan area.  We use these collaborations to identify phenotypically unique chlamydial strains isolated from patients.  Subsequent laboratory-based analysis of these unusual strains has proven very useful for understanding unique aspects of chlamydial biology, either inside cells or in patients.  Our primary contact in these endeavors is Robert J. Suchland, a research scientist in the Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington (see picture).

Much of the work described in these studies was initiated via discussions and experimentation with Dr. Walt Stamm, M.D., a clinician scientist at the U.W. who recently passed away (see tribute to Dr. Stamm here).  While Dr. Stamm had a long history of very productive research affecting the health of many people worldwide, we will primarily miss him because he was a good friend and a wonderful colleague. 

In this photo: Robert J. Suchland, University of Washington School of Medicine