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:
- Companion Animal Cognitive Disorder
- The Role of the Prion Protein in Cancer
- Use of Mass Spectrometry for Immunological Assessment
news and updates
Coloradoan: CSU receives $2 million gift to continue research on preventing future pandemics
Colorado State University received a $2 million grant to continue its interdisciplinary research in preventing future pandemics and improving pandemic responses.
New York Times: Cats Are Better Than Dogs (at Catching the Coronavirus)
Fortunately, infected cats appear to show mild symptoms at most. “I am still a bit surprised that cats are so readily infected and yet rarely exhibit any signs of illness,” said Dr. Angela Bosco-Lauth, a biomedical researcher at Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences who was not involved with the research.
Living with Bats: International team studies bat ecology and epidemiology in Uganda
Bats and humans depend on the caves that pockmark the Mount Elgon caldera in eastern Uganda, making it the perfect field site to study human-bat interactions and emerging viral pathogens.
Candace Mathiason, Ph.D.
Director, Infectious Disease Research & Response Network
Pathology room 229