Our researchers study epidemiologic issues and basic host-pathogen mechanisms. We continue to develop new vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics, and test the preventive, therapeutic and diagnostic efficacy of these discoveries in clinical trials.

Our current projects

Principal Investigator: Thomas Byrd, MD, Professor: Department of Internal Medicine

Primary Sponsor: NIH / National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Active Dates: 05/2018 – 04/2021

Principal Investigator: Michelle Ozbun, PhD, Professor of Viral Oncology: Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Primary Sponsor: NIH/ National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Sponsor Award Number: T32AI007538

Active Dates: 09/1998 - 08/2019

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Principal Investigator: Terry Wu, PhD, Assistant Professor: Department of Internal Medicine

Primary Sponsor: Sandia National Labs (SNL)

Active Dates: 05/2019 – 09/2019

Principal Investigator: Terry Wu, PhD, Assistant Professor: Department of Internal Medicine

Primary Sponsor: DOD/Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) via Advance Technology International (ATI) Medical CBRN Defense Consortium (MCDC)

Active Dates: 09/2019 – 09/2024

Principal Investigator: Terry Wu, PhD, Assistant Professor: Department of Internal Medicine

Primary Sponsor: Los Alamos National Labs (LANL)

Active Dates: 07/2019 – 03/2020

Partnerships

Students also have opportunities to learn from our research partners in NM and throughout the West. Those partners include: 

Our program works closely with other UNM HSC programs to advance research. These programs include:

  • Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases
  • Environmental Health Sciences
  • Child Health
  • Brain and Behavioral Illnesses
  • Cancer Biology

The CIDI administrative staff, which administers the IDIP training grant, assists in program project applications and maintains the BSL3 and other core facilities essential to infectious disease research.

Collaborations

CIDI collaborates with universities throughout the Mountain West and other UNM centers such as: