Infectious Disease Clinical Trials Research Program

The Infectious Diseases Clinical Trials team supports the recruitment and retention of pediatric participants in multiple studies of cutting edge-drugs and tests for the prevention, treatment, and diagnosis of infections in children. Current trials include studies of new vaccines, new antivirals for influenza and other respiratory viruses, new antibiotics, and new antifungals. 


Research Topics

Infectious Diseases
Respiratory Viruses


William J. Muller 

Principal Investigator

William J. Muller, MD, PhD

William J. Muller, MD, PhD, is Scientific Director for Clinical and Community Trials at the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He specializes in infectious diseases in children, with a specific focus on children undergoing organ or stem cell transplantation or those with compromised immunity. Dr. Muller and his team participate in numerous clinical trials involving vaccines, anti-infectives, and diagnostics. Dr. Muller is also involved in studies on viruses that infect the nervous system. 

Lab Members

Laura Fearn, RN

Study Nurse

Sarah Berlatsky

Clinical Research Coordinator

Clinical Studies