Chlamydial infection is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in humans caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis.
Chlamydia research at CERID is focused on deciphering the mechanisms by which Chlamydia trachomatis manipulates cellular function in order to exit host cells and cause infectious disease.
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.
Influenza A Virus
Influenza, also known as the flu, is a contagious viral infection that attacks the respiratory system – Influenza A is the most serious and prone to widespread outbreaks and disease.
CERID is working to improve understanding of innate immunity to viral infections.
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.
Merkel Cell Carcinoma & Merkel Cell Polyoma Virus
Merkel cell carcinoma is a very rare and aggressive skin cancer typically caused by the Merkel cell polyomavirus.
Merkel cell carcinoma research at CERID is focused on disease genetic susceptibility and vaccine development.
Newcastle disease virus (NDV) is a neurotropic paramyxovirus closely related to measles virus and canine distemper virus.
CERID is working with colleagues to develop an accessible method of distributing NDV vaccine to low-resource and backyard poultry farmers around the world.
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.
Varicella Zoster Virus
The varicella zoster virus (VZV) is a herpesvirus belonging to the subfamily of Alphaherpesviridae.
West Nile Virus
West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne zoonotic arbovirus that can cause a fatal neurological disease in humans.
Zika virus disease is caused by a virus transmitted primarily by Aedes mosquitoes, which bite during the day.