Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in Pathogen-Host Interactions



This center is funded by a competitive grant from the new Center for Research Capacity Building (CRCB) in the National Institute for General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), which is a unit of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Program is part of the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Program. Our COBRE at MSU focuses on cutting edge research on the relationship of pathogens and hosts, with the ultimate goal of developing new strategies to treat or control diseases such as Listeriosis (food poisoning), Influenza (including human seasonal flu and flu in various animal species), Stapylococcusaureus infections (wound infections, blood poisoning, pneumonia, and mastitis), and Streptococcus pneumoniaeinfections (bacterial pneumonia and blood poisoning). In addition, the COBRE includes activities designed to improve the competitiveness of our young investigators and help them establish careers that will be a valued national resource for many years to come.