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Global Infectious Diseases Institute

Reducing the Impact of Infectious Diseases by Supporting Trans-Disciplinary Academic Research

GIDI Associate Director Dr. Jason Papin in the Faculty Spotlight!

Biomedical engineering professor Jason Papin and his research team are developing computer models that can predict cells’ behavior, giving us important information about how infections spread, how antibiotic resistance grows and more. Read more here.

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New 2020 Funding Opportunities!

GIDI announces new call for Proposals for 2020-2021!

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GIDI members Pompano, Braciale and team secure $3.4M NIH U01 grant to develop lymph node organ-on-a-chip

Read the UVAToday article here.

Ed Egelman

National Academy of Sciences elects Ed Egelman

Please join us in sending huge congratulations to Ed Egelman, Harrison Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, who was just elected to the National Academy of Sciences! We are honored to have Ed as a GIDI member and colleague. See the links below for the official press release and more about Ed’s research.
NAS Online
BIMS Faculty-Egelman
Egelman Lab

Pan U directors

Building Bridges Lecture Kick-off

UVA Institute Directors (L-R) Jadeep Kapur (Brain), Karen Mcglathery (Environmental Resilience), Alison Criss (GIDI), Chris Barrett (Biocomplexity), and Phil Bourne (DSI, not picured), Kick off the Building Bridges Lecture Series to strengthen the culture of transdisciplinary research across Grounds. MORE

GIDI Spring Symposium April 24

Thank you for making the 2019 GIDI Symposium a great success.

If you missed the symposium, you can check out the talks and photos of the event HERE



01/21/2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Rita Colwell is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland at College Park and at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, senior adviser and chairman emeritus at Canon US Life Sciences, Inc., and president and chairma

Martin Wu Presenting at 2019 GIDI Symposium

Martin Wu Presenting at 2019 GIDI symposium

05/10/2019 - 2:00pm

Congratulations to GIDI's Team Wu (Martin Wu, Ann Hays, Cirle Warren, and Hoang Sook) on their new award from the Commonwealth Health Research Board (CHRB) to study C. difficile persister cells in recurrent C.

"We need concerted responses to handling notorious and urgent global infectious diseases."

-Alison Criss, Director