Center for Infectious Disease Research (CIDR)
The mission of the Center for Infectious Disease Research (CIDR), is to enhance research efforts that focus on understanding the molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis related to infection with all types of microorganisms, viruses, fungi or parasites. These efforts also include programs to define host factors contributing to disease resistance or susceptibility, host recognition of foreign materials and the innate and adaptive immune responses following exposure to infectious organisms. Read more about the Center for Infectious Disease Research
Science Editorial by Dr. Michael Frank
Read the Vice Chair’s column for the April 2017 DOM newsletter (PDF), authored by Dr. Michael Frank, Professor and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Vice-Chair of Education, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin.
FY18 Pilot Funding Opportunity
The Center for Infectious Disease Research is continuing the CIDR Faculty Pilot Funding Program to assist faculty members with CIDR affiliations to obtain preliminary data that is key to successful extramural grant applications. Awards will be made on September 1, 2017 and will run through June 15, 2018 (NCE will not be allowed). We anticipate awarding 1 project of up to $20,000.
CIDR Faculty Pilot Funding Program (DOCX)
CIDR budget sheet (XLSX)
2017 CIDR pilot project award was made to Dr. Thomas Zahrt, to perform studies investigating the importance and roles of lipid droplets in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, both in vitro and in vivo.