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 investigators house one of the only bat breeding colonies for use in experimental research in bat-borne viral diseases.
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, COVID-19, MERS, influenza, hantavirus disease 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.
news and updates
CSU researchers make first-ever discovery of Zika virus RNA in free-ranging African bats
Detection of nucleic acid in bats in the wild indicates that they are naturally infected or exposed through the bite of infected mosquitoes.
Conversation: Alex Bailey & Rushika Perera
A chat with Dr. Rushika Perera, an associate professor of virology and the chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and Alex Bailey, a member of the College’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and a third-year student in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program.
Building for the Future
An update on college construction projects
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