Meet Jake.
He doesn't know this but there are medical and scientific discoveries being made at the Children's Discovery Institute that will allow him to grow and to live a long and productive life. Learn more.

Research Highlights
A Tale of Two Leukemias

Two stories of struggle and survival, two CDI researchers looking for answers....Learn More

Study of Rare Disorder Sheds Light on Common Conditions

A CDI faculty scholar identifies genetic factors that increase the risk for vascular problems in patients with Williams syndrome, paving the way for better diagnostics and treatments for a range of diseases....Learn More

Understanding RSV

Researcher Gaya Amarasinghe, PhD, and his collaborators are using a novel approach to pave the way for designing vaccines for the ubiquitous virus, RSV....Learn More

On a Mission to Improve Diabetes Drugs

Today, more than one-third of our nation’s children and adolescents are overweight or obese, putting them at increased risk for developing type-2 diabetes. Cutting-edge methods to study the structure of a specific protein pave the way for better treatments....Learn More

Finding Hope for Jessica

Interdisciplinary research funded by the CDI takes aim at the genetic causes of chronic lung disease, giving hope to kids like Jessica Filla....Learn More

News & Events
Newborn Infant Guts Hold Key to Long-term Health Foundational funding from the Children's Discovery Institute led to another important insight into how bacterial communities develop in the newborn gut. ... CDI More Info
One Route to Malaria Drug Resistance Found CDI investigator Audrey Odom, MD, PhD, and her colleagues at Washington University School of Medicine, have found one way the malaria parasite becomes resistant to fosmidomycin, an antimalarial drug in clinical trials. ... CDI More Info
Pedal the Cause for Pediatric Cancer Research Private support for pediatric cancer research has never been more critical. And, you can make a difference.... CDI More Info
Severe Scoliosis Linked to Rare Mutations CDI-funded researcher Christina A. Gurnett, MD, PhD, has found genetic mutations that may be helpful in predicting severe scoliosis. ... CDI More Info
Soil Bacteria May Provide Clues to Curbing Antibiotic Resistance “Soil bacteria have strategies for fighting antibiotics that we’re only just starting to learn about,” says CDI-funded researcher, Gautam Dantas, PhD, assistant professor of pathology and immunology at Washington University School of Medicine. ... CDI More Info