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Lisa Frenkel

Professor, Pediatrics
Professor, Laboratory Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Global Health

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Virology Clinic
Seattle Children's
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA


MD (University of Kansas Medical Center)
BA (University of Kansas)

Health Topics
Country Affiliations
Kenya, Peru
Selected Publications 
Mitchell C, Dross S, Beck I, Micek M, Frenkel LM. 2014. Low concentrations of HIV-1 DNA at birth delays diagnosis, complicating identification of infants for antiretroviral therapy to potentially prevent the establishment of viral reservoirs. Clin Infect Dis 58(8):1190-1193. PMID24501389. PMCID: PMC3967830.

Micek MA, Dross S, Blanco AJ, Beck IA, Matunha L, Seidel K, Montoya P, Matediana E, Gantt S, Gloyd S, Frenkel L. 2014. Transmission of nevirapine-resistant HIV Type 1 via breast milk to infants after single-dose nevirapine in Beira, Mozambique. J Infect Dis 210(4):641-645. PMID24596282. PMCID: PMC4133577.

Wagner TA, McLaughlin S, Garg K, Cheung CY, Larsen BB, Styrchak S, Huang HC, Edlefsen PT, Mullins JI, Frenkel LM. 2014. HIV latency. Proliferation of cells with HIV integrated into cancer genes contributes to persistent infection. Science 345(6196):570-573. PMID25011556. PMCID: PMC Journal – In Process.
Chung MH, Beck IA, Dross S, Tapia K, Kiarie JN, Richardson BA, Overbaugh J, Sakr SR, John-Stewart GC, Frenkel LM. 2014. Oligonucleotide Ligation Assay Detects HIV Drug Resistance Associated with Virologic Failure among Antiretroviral-Naïve Adults in Kenya. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, in press. PMID25140907. PMCID: PMC Journal – In Process (R01-AI058723 LMF, K23-AI065222 MHC, P30AI027757).

Van Zyl GU, Frenkel LM, Chung MH, Preiser W, Mellors JW, Nachega JB. 2014. Emerging HIV drug resistance in Africa: Need for novel affordable technologies to provide resistance testing for individual and public health benefits. AIDS, in press. PMCID: PMC Journal – In Process (2UM1AI069521-08, T84HA21652-01-00).