Provide leadership in investigating and defining mechanisms of disease caused by highly pathogenic infectious and environmental agents to improve global health and commitment to under-served 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