Infectious Diseases Research

The Division has strong collaborative relationships with colleagues in other schools and departments that bring together multi-disciplinary research teams to investigate the problems of infectious diseases. One of the cross collaborative efforts is the Center for the Study of Emerging and Re-emerging Pathogens, which includes faculty in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and the Department of Pediatrics. Basic and clinical research in the division includes studies of the mechanisms and molecular epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance, fungal diseases, bacterial pathogenesis, and diarrheal diseases including cryptosporidium, pharmacokinetics, and HIV/AIDS. Funding sources for this research include NIH and pharmaceutical companies.