Charles Grose, MD

Professor of Pediatrics - Infectious Disease

Contact Information

Primary Office
2111 ML
Iowa City, IA 52242


BA, Beloit College
MD, Medicine, University of Chicago School of Medicine
Internship, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Resident, Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Postdoctoral Fellow, Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases, NIH-NIAID Infectious Diseases Training Program, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Pediatric and Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Postdoctoral Fellow, Post-doctoral Fellow in Immunology, University of California

Licensure and Certifications

Pediatric Infectious Disease
American Board of Pediatrics

Research Summary

Research Interests: Varicella-zoster virus. VZV is the virus that causes chickenpox in children and shingles in the elderly. We study the components of the virus. We use a variety of molecular biology techniques. We also use the newest imaging techniques, to determine the sites on the virus that interact with the cell. Of recent interest, we have discovered the first mutant strain of varicella-zoster ever found anywhere in the world. Human herpes virus type 8. HHV-8 causes Kaposi sarcoma in AIDS patients. However, 3 to 5% of otherwise healthy people in the United States are infected with this virus. It is not known how this virus is transmitted from person to person. We are currently studying neonates in Iowa to determine if the virus is transmitted at time of delivery or shortly thereafter.