Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Pathogen Discovery in Humans
VIDD scientists are developing innovative technologies for the study of human infectious diseases of unknown etiology. Recent advances in molecular (nucleic acid-based) techniques have allowed scientists to identify and characterize novel bacterial, fungal, and viral pathogens that lead to human disease.
Determining how changes in microbial communities impact human health; identifying, characterizing, and culturing microbes found in the human genital tract; and associating the reproductive tract microbiome with human disease.
Developing molecular diagnostic tests to detect and identify pathogens in immunocompromised hosts such as cancer patients.
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