Enteritis refers to inflammation of the small intestine caused by the ingestion of substances contaminated with pathogens.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a term for two conditions (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) that are characterized by chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
Innate immunity is the first and most ancient line of defense against pathogens.
CERID is collaborating with laboratory leaders to develop effective antiviral immunotherapeutic agents to enhance intracellular innate immunity and control infection.
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.
Phagocyte biology is the study of phagocytic cells that can protect against bacteria and harmful foreign particles.
Prostate cancer, cancer that starts in the prostate, is the second most common cancer in American men behind skin cancer.
CERID’s prostate cancer research is focused on kinase targeted therapeutics and better understanding the molecular pathways involved in metastasis.
Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection; it is a life-threatening medical emergency.
T Cell Epitope Discovery
The identification of novel T cell antigens is central to basic and translational research in autoimmunity, tumor immunology, transplant immunology, and vaccine design for infectious disease.
CERID is working to develop and optimize high throughput techniques for genome-wide screening of candidate T cell antigens for vaccine development.
T Cell Receptor Biology
T-cell receptors (TCRs) initiate the cellular immune response by responding to foreign antigens presented on the surface of antigen-presenting cells.
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.