Babesiosis is caused by microscopic parasites that infect red blood cells. This disease is found throughout the world and, while treatable, it can be life threatening if left untreated.
CERID is studying the use of reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for detection of Babesia microti parasites.
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (slowly replicating retrovirus) that weakens the immune system.
HIV research at CERID is focused on disease pathogenesis and genetic susceptibility.
Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease of humans and other animals caused by the parasite Plasmodium.
CERID’s research on Malaria includes immunology, diagnostics and clinical trials to test new drugs and vaccines.
Regulatory Biomarker Qualification
Qualification of a biomarker means that within a stated context of use (COU), the biomarker has been demonstrated to reliably support a specified manner of interpretation and application in drug development.
CERID researchers are monitoring a biomarker to indicate the presence and amount of Plasmodium falciparum in erythrocytes.
Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection; it is a life-threatening medical emergency.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a common infectious bacterial disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
TB research at CERID is focused on immune response to TB, pathogenesis, and vaccine development.