The Division of Pediatric Basic Sciences is the basic science research unit for the Department of Pediatrics. Its faculty perform basic science research in the areas of Staphylococcus aureus pathogenesis and evasion of host defenses, the genetics of pectus excavatum, and the identification, characterization and molecular "fingerprinting" of agents of nosocomial infection in children.

The division is housed E.V. Williams Hall, and includes approximately 4500 square feet of space for basic research and divisional administration. The faculty have collaborative arrangements with the EVMS Center for Proteomics, with faculty in the EVMS Department of Microbiology & Immunology, and with the Division of Pediatric Surgery.

The division faculty perform their personal laboratory research, but are also available to assist Departmental faculty with basic science research support in the areas of molecular genetics, microbial pathogenesis and molecular fingerprinting.

The Division also provides basic science research experiences and oversight for Fellows in the Department of

Contact Information

Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters
601 Children's Lane
Norfolk, VA 23507

Phone: (757) 668-6436
Fax: (757) 668- 6476



Kenji M. Cunnion, MD, MPH
Division Director

Michael Stacey, PhD

E. Stephen Buescher, MD