Provide leadership in investigating and defining mechanisms of disease caused by highly pathogenic infectious and environmental agents to improve global health and commitment to underserved populations.


We will accomplish our vision through:
  • pathology-based training of future scientists
  • cutting-edge mechanistic multidisciplinary research 
  • development of state of the art diagnostics for emerging and re-emerging threats
  • development of countermeasures to fight infectious disease and environmental toxins
  • integrative development of complementary scientific expertise
  • training in state-of-the-art biocontainment facilities
  • disease modeling in arthropod and vertebrate models