Infectious and Inflammatory Disease Center

How the body fends off bacteria

How the body fends off bacteria

Researchers have shed new light on how the body protects itself from foreign invaders, advancing knowledge that’s key to the design of new therapeutics.

Mining the microbiome with Scott Peterson

Mining the microbiome with Scott Peterson

Scott Peterson, Ph.D. is a little different from most biomedical researchers. He doesn’t just want to know what goes wrong when we get sick—he’d rather know what makes us healthy.

Researchers find new anti-malarial drug target

Researchers find new anti-malarial drug target

An international team of scientists has identified the first reported inhibitors of a key enzyme involved in survival of the parasite responsible for malaria.

About the Infectious and Inflammatory Disease Center

There are a number of scientists here whose work is really on the verge of being translated into the clinic. I want to promote that as much as possible.

- Carl Ware, Ph D.

Director of the Infectious and Inflammatory Disease Center

The Infectious and Inflammatory Disease Center is a collection of scientists and students seeking adventure in uncovering the mysteries of the immune system. The research in the Center embraces a myriad of technologies to reveal the intricacies of the immune system and pathogens cells and apply this knowledge to develop new therapeutics to treat autoimmune diseases, infection and cancer.

Research - Infectious and Inflammatory Disease: About

What is the mission of the Center?

The primary mission of the IIDC is directed at elucidating the fundamental mechanisms of inflammation and immune system and translating these discoveries into therapeutics to improve human health.

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