Infectious Disease Research and Response Network


The Infectious Disease Research and Response Network (IDRRN), as a Program of Research and Scholarly Excellence (PRSE) at Colorado State University,  promotes the development of interdisciplinary teams to  investigate, study, and develop mitigation strategies for diseases at the local, national and international level.

The IDRRN focuses on infectious and neurodegenerative diseases with expertise in disease transmission and pathogenesis, development of diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics, vector biology, epidemiology, bio-engineering, human-animal bond, and team dynamics. Ongoing interdisciplinary teams (IDTs) include:

  • Community Engaged Education To Address Misinformation About Health Issues
  • Companion Animal Cognitive Disorder
  • COVID-19
  • The Role of the Prion Protein in Cancer
  • Use of Mass Spectrometry for Immunological Assessment

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Contact Us

Candace Mathiason, Ph.D.
Director, Infectious Disease Research & Response Network

Pathology room 229


(970) 491-3975