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Center for Global Infectious Disease Research



Lisa M. Frenkel, MD, and Timothy M. Rose, PhD


Meet the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research members.

Our Vision

Through scientific discovery we will understand, treat, prevent and cure infectious disease affecting people across the globe from neonatal to adult stages of life. Our research teams will develop effective solutions so children can grow up to be healthy adults.

The Center

Under the leadership of co-directors Drs. Lisa M. Frenkel and Timothy M. Rose, researchers at the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research translate basic biology into strategies for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases and conditions that impact people locally, nationally and globally. Scientists are studying the role of pathogens in acute and chronic infectious diseases, targeting viral, bacterial and fungal pathogens. Avenues of research include infection-associated cancers, mechanisms of pathogen persistence and virulence, antibiotic resistance and pathogen diagnostics.

Center Programs

  • Infections in immunocompromised individuals
  • Host–pathogen interactions during acute and chronic infections
  • Potential infectious etiology of inflammatory diseases and malignancies
  • Global and emerging infectious diseases
  • Natural history and pathophysiology of infectious diseases
  • Mechanisms of microbial drug resistance
  • Discovery and testing of antimicrobial agents
  • Vaccine discovery and evaluation
  • Respiratory infections in childhood
  • Development of new technologies to diagnose and improve treatment of disease
  • Perinatal infections
  • Etiologies of stillbirth and premature birth

To learn more about the center and about becoming a member, interested faculty and postdoctoral researchers are encouraged to email the CGIDR business office.

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Center Business Manager
Jenny Barrett