African Trypanosomiasis (Sleeping Sickness)
Human African trypanosomiasis, or “sleeping sickness”, is a parasitic disease of humans and other animals. Untreated, the disease is fatal.
CERID’s research on African Trypanosomiasis is focused on drug discovery & development.
Cryptosporidiosis, also known as “Crypto”, is a parasitic disease caused by Cryptosporidium, a microscopic protozoan parasite.
CERID’s work on Cryptosporidiosis focuses on target-based drug discovery and development.
Cystoisosporiasis is an intestinal disease of humans caused by the coccidian parasite Cystoisospora belli.
CERID’s work on Cystoisosporiasis focuses on target-based drug discovery and development.
Giardiasis is a diarrheal illness caused by Giardia, a microscopic parasite found on surfaces or in soil, food or water.
CERID’s work on Giardiasis focuses on target-based drug discovery and development.
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.
Immunomodulatory therapy targets immune pathways to treat disease.
CERID is working to augment phagocyte-mediated host defense for treatment of infectious disease.
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.
Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease caused by protozoan parasites and is transmitted by the bite of a certain species of sand fly.
CERID’s research concentrates on drug discovery for Leishmania species (the cause of leishmaniasis).
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.
Neosporosis is a disease caused by Neospora caninum, a microscopic protozoan parasite with worldwide distribution.
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.
Staphylococcus & Streptococcus
Staphylococcus and Streptococcus are genera of Gram-positive bacteria.
Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease caused by the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii.
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.