Focusing on the biological, immunological, epidemiological, and ecological aspects of viral, bacterial, and protozoan diseases, primarily in developing countries.

The Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases (IID) was formed in 1997 when the Departments of Cancer Biology, Molecular and Cellular Toxicology, and Tropical Public Health were merged. The department focuses on the biological, immunological, epidemiological, and ecological aspects of viral, bacterial, and protozoan diseases of animals and humans, including the vectors that transmit infectious agents. Read More


Global Infectious Diseases Summer Program


This program is designed for students, public health officers, clinicians, and scientists who are seeking advanced training in infectious diseases that disproportionally affect individuals in resource-limited areas, especially in issues of control and prevention.


Interesting News and Projects on Immunology and Infectious Diseases


A Short History Of Humans And Germs: Early Encounters | Goats & Soda

For most of human history, we had a lot of bad ideas about how we were getting sick: angry gods, misaligned planets, stinky fumes. We also had plenty of bad ideas about how to prevent it, like bloodletting, large holes in the head and drinking arsenic. Video courtesy of NPR.


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