The mission of the infectious Disease and Immunology Research Institute (InDIRI) is to understand interactions between microbes and the immune system, and to translate this knowledge to the treatment, control and prevention of diseases caused by human infectious agents. We are committed to establishing collaborations among basic and clinical scientists studying microbes and the immune system.
Alan Wolfe, PhD, Department of Microbiology & Immunology and Linda Brubaker, MD, Obstetrics/Gynecology and Urology
Through DNA sequencing the investigators have found evidence that overturns the dogma that “normal” urine is sterile. Further, the research will likely provide the capacity to predict patient risk associated with post-instrumentation UTI.
“Students here can be the liaisons that facilitate communication and thus collaboration between physicians and scientists in order to address many issues faced by various aspects of healthcare. ”
“This experience has been invaluable!”
“Each person’s experience with the program is a little bit different, depending on their career goals – that’s one of the great things about the program; in a lot of senses, it is what you make it. ”
Calendar of Seminars/Events
- The Conundrum of early Life Antibodies
- Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
- The Effects of Male Circumcision on HIV Transmission
- Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
- Improving Immune Monitoring with Nanowell-Based Single-Cell Anakysis
- Wednesday, May 7th, 2014