Chlamydial Infections

Chlamydial infection is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in humans caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis.

Associated Labs
Our Focus

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.

Our Focus

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. 

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Our Focus

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.

Our Focus

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.

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Our Focus

Merkel cell carcinoma research at CERID is focused on disease genetic susceptibility and vaccine development.


Newcastle Disease

Newcastle disease virus (NDV) is a neurotropic paramyxovirus closely related to measles virus and canine distemper virus.

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Our Focus

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.

Our Focus

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.

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West Nile Virus

West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne zoonotic arbovirus that can cause a fatal neurological disease in humans.

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Zika Virus

Zika virus disease is caused by a virus transmitted primarily by Aedes mosquitoes, which bite during the day.

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