Storch Lab

Gregory A. Storch, MD

My research interests relate to the molecular diagnosis of infectious diseases. Within our diagnostic virology laboratory, we have developed molecular tests for the detection of multiple infectious disease agents, including all known human herpes viruses, polyoma viruses JC and BK, parvovirus B19, enteroviruses, HIV, Toxoplasma gondii, Bordetella pertussis and parapertussis, Ehrlichia, Rickettsia, Bartonella, Leptospira, Borrelia, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, and Chlamydia pneumoniae. Development of quantitative assays is an area of special interest, and quantitative assays for CMV, EBV, HHV-6, and BK virus have been developed. We have also implemented commercial tests for HIV RNA, hepatitis C RNA, hepatitis C genotyping, hepatitis B DNA, and have developed molecular tests for the detection of resistance of human cytomegalovirus and hepatitis B virus to antiviral drugs. Finally, we have also developed tests to detect specific forms of bacterial antibiotic resistance to antibiotics including methicillin, the fluoroquinolones, and the macrolides. This effort also includes assays to characterize the SCCmec cassette of MRSA strains and to detect the presence of the Panton-Valentine leukocidin.


Principal investigator

Gregory  A.  Storch, MD

Gregory A. Storch, MD

Ruth L. Siteman Professor of Pediatrics
Research Integrity Officer

Recent publications

  • Petting Zoos as an Unsuspected Source of Pediatric InfectionsHall, J. M., Falcon, I. Z., Elward, A. M., Daniels, E. A., Greene, S., Cabler, S. S., Reich, P. & Storch, G., Apr 1 2023, In: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 42, 4, p. 346-349 4 p.Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
  • Pathogen and Antibody Identification in Children with Encephalitis in MyanmarGalardi, M. M., Sowa, G. M., Crockett, C. D., Rudock, R., Smith, A. E., Shwe, E. E., San, T., Linn, K., Aye, A. M. M., Ramachandran, P. S., Zia, M., Wapniarski, A. E., Hawes, I. A., Hlaing, C. S., Kyu, E. H., Thair, C., Mar, Y. Y., Nway, N., Storch, G. A., Wylie, K. M., & 4 othersWylie, T. N., Dalmau, J., Wilson, M. R. & Mar, S. S., Mar 2023, In: Annals of neurology. 93, 3, p. 615-628 14 p.Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
  • Ultrasensitive lateral-flow assays via plasmonically active antibody-conjugated fluorescent nanoparticlesGupta, R., Gupta, P., Wang, S., Melnykov, A., Jiang, Q., Seth, A., Wang, Z., Morrissey, J. J., George, I., Gandra, S., Sinha, P., Storch, G. A., Parikh, B. A., Genin, G. M. & Singamaneni, S., 2023, (Accepted/In press) In: Nature Biomedical Engineering.Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
  • Association between early respiratory viral infections and structural lung disease in infants with cystic fibrosisSanders, D. B., Deschamp, A. R., Hatch, J. E., Slaven, J. E., Gebregziabher, N., Corput, M. K. V. D., Tiddens, H. A. W. M., Rosenow, T., Storch, G. A., Hall, G. L., Stick, S. M., Ranganathan, S., Ferkol, T. W. & Davis, S. D., Nov 2022, In: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis. 21, 6, p. 1020-1026 7 p.Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
  • Use of Host Response to Refine the Diagnosis of Group A Streptococcal PharyngitisYu, J., Tycksen, E., Yang, W., Mariani, T. J., Bhattacharya, S., Falsey, A. R., Topham, D. J. & Storch, G. A., Nov 1 2022, In: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. 11, 11, p. 482-491 10 p.Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review