Hepatitis C Virus

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) is a serious disease that can cause long-term health problems, even death.

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Our Focus

CERID’s studies aim to define the virus and host components that control HCV infection outcome and liver 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.


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.


Smallpox & Other Orthopoxviruses

Smallpox is an infectious disease caused by the Variola virus, genus Orthopoxvirus. Other members of this genus that cause infection in humans are vaccinia virus, monkeypox virus, and cowpox virus.

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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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