Center for Influenza Disease & Emergence Research (CIDER)


Athens, GA | United States

Lead Organization: University of Georgia

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About CIDER

CIDER is a NIH-funded consortium that integrates human cohort studies with state-of-the-art fundamental research.  The Center is based at the University of Georgia, with national and international partner institutions, adding complementary expertise. Center activities emphasize a plurality of disciplinary approaches, encompassing virology, immunology, ecology, clinical research, molecular systematics, epidemiology, bioinformatics, and computational biology. CIDER has human cohorts on multiple continents, with national and international sites in both the northern and southern hemispheres. These sites enable longitudinal human influenza sampling of adults and children, including assessment of vaccination, high-risk populations, and individuals hospitalized with severe disease. The human cohorts and sampling within CIDER may potentially address fundamental questions surrounding influenza vaccination, infection, and disease severity. The research projects involve a team of investigators at three CIDER institutions, capitalizing on investigator expertise through collaboration within the CIDER network. Basic research studies will dissect what differentiates influenza A and B viruses and host responses to infection, driving distinct evolutionary paths and influencing influenza epidemiology.

Leadership

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Stephen Mark Tompkins, PhD

Principal InvestigatorView Contact Info
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Pejman Rohani, PhD

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Institutions & Investigators

University of Georgia

Justin Bahl, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases

John Drake, PhD

Professor, Department of Infectious Disease Ecology

Andreas Handel, PhD

Associate Department Head, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Andrew Park, PhD

Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases

Pejman Rohani, PhD

UGA Athletic Association Professor, Department of Ecology

Stephen Mark Tompkins, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases

Institutions & Investigators

University of Georgia
  • Justin Bahl, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases
  • John Drake, PhD, Professor, Department of Infectious Disease Ecology
  • Andreas Handel, PhD, Associate Department Head, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Andrew Park, PhD, Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases
  • Pejman Rohani, PhD, UGA Athletic Association Professor, Department of Ecology
  • Stephen Mark Tompkins, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases
Boston Children's Hospital
  • Adrienne Randolph, MD, MSc, Senior Associate, Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
Fundacion Salud Para el Tropico (Tropical Health Foundation)
Menzies School of Health Research
Monash University and Alfred Hospital
  • Allen Cheng, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
University of Melbourne
University of Rochester
  • Andrea Sant, PhD, Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

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