Infectious Diseases

Faculty members of the Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health (IDGH) conduct research on viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitic and protozoan pathogens of veterinary and medical importance.

Multi-project programs that are currently active in the Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health include:

Bacterial toxin-mediated diseases

Most of the Department's Select agents and biosafety level 3 research takes place at the New England Regional Biosafety Laboratory constructed to support research on the NIAID Category A, B and C priority pathogens and emerging infectious diseases. The New England RBL serves as a resource for regional research institutions, and is available and prepared to assist national, state, and local public health efforts in the event of an emergency.

The Department also participates in the RESPOND program, a major USAID funded program to coordinate and improve international responses to Emerging Pandemic Threats (EPT).

Research in the Department is largely funded by the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Additional projects are funded by Merck, Pfizer, other various foundations and corporate sponsors, and:

Inquiries from potential collaborators or study sponsors are welcome.