Dr. Pride is originally from Nashville, Tennessee. He received his undergraduate
degree in biology from Wake Forest University and entered the MSTP program
at Vanderbilt University. He received his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology
from Vanderbilt University in the laboratory of Dr. Martin Blaser and completed
his M.D. at New York University.  He finished his medical residency at
Massachusetts General Hospital in Internal Medicine, and a fellowship in
Infectious Diseases at Stanford University.  He then moved to The University of

California, San Diego and serves as the Director of the Clinical Molecular

Microbiology Laboratory and as the Associate Director of the Microbiology

Laboratory. He also runs a research laboratory dedicated to human microbiome

and human virome work. Dr. Pride also collaborates with the Center for Innovative

Phage Applications and Therapeutics at UCSD, and has been working to understand

how we might better understand the interactions between phages and their host

bacteria for phage therapy. Dr. Pride's other major interests are in developing

diagnostic tests for infectious diseases, and in understanding the
role of microbial communities in human health and disease.  


About Dr. Pride

David T. Pride, M.D., Ph.D.