D. Taylor Hendrixson, MD
Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine
Residency: St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Scholarly project: Maternal-neonatal health in Sierra Leone (Dr. Mark Manary)
T32: Pediatric Gastroenterology Research Training
Favorite microbe: Plasmodium falciparum is one of my favorite organisms. After a recent infection, I thoroughly respect that beast!
Why I chose Infectious Diseases: I chose a career in Infectious Diseases because despite marked progress, infectious diseases remain the leading cause of death in children under 5 worldwide.
What I love about Washington University: Wash U has been extremely supportive of my non-traditional training pathway and has enabled me to perform meaningful research to improve birth outcomes in vulnerable populations in low and middle-income settings.