The Center for Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases (CVID), formerly known as the Arthropod-borne and Infectious Diseases Laboratory, is a longstanding multi-disciplinary research and training center within the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology that serves as a cornerstone for infectious disease research and education at Colorado State University.
CVID researchers have been successful in defining mechanisms of pathogen persistence and transmission, and developing new surveillance, control, and prevention strategies for vector-borne and emerging zoonotic diseases. World-class facilities, including BSL-3 laboratories and large insectary complexes, provides an outstanding scientific environment for researchers inside and outside CSU wanting to manipulate pathogens in vertebrate hosts and arthropod vectors.
CVID projects range from local surveillance for COVID-19 and West Nile virus, to international field studies in various African and Central American countries. Research foci include chikingunya, dengue, malaria, Rift Valley fever, Zika virus and more.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We will welcome people into our group because they are passionate, bright, hardworking and talented. Nobody will be excluded due to their race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexual orientation, nationality, etc., because we recognize that lots of different people can be passionate about science, willing to work hard, and tolerant of the daily grind that we endure as scientists.
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High Country News: Why Utah’s wild mink COVID-19 case matters
Anna Fagre: “It’s always concerning when you find a pathogen in wildlife that can make both the animals and people sick. It becomes a risk for wildlife conservation and public health.”
More than a building: The Center for Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases marks a new era in research
Bringing together talented scientists in one state-of-the-art space is the first step, in a new era of emerging and vector-borne infectious disease research at Colorado State University.
‘It’s been a trying time’: CSU virologist finds solace in music during the pandemic
Kading said she hopes people will find her music to be peaceful and relaxing.
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