The Center for Research on Influenza Pathogenesis and Transmission (CRIPT)


New York City, NY | United States

Lead Organization: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

About CRIPT

CRIPT focuses on a basic and clinic influenza research program to study the evolution, pathogenesis, and transmission of influenza viruses in humans, as well as at distinct zoonotic interfaces. CRIPT bridges basic and clinical research to develop tools and provide expertise that complements ongoing public health programs to rapidly respond to emerging human respiratory pathogens of pandemic potential, including influenza virus. The CRIPT research program will pursue basic research projects on virus and host determinates of virulence, host responses, antigenicity, tropism, and pathogenesis. CRIPT will combine inter-related human studies to understand the factors contributing not only to zoonotic emergence, but also to disease severity, transmission, and immune protection by previous infection and/or vaccination. The program will provide the ability to rapidly respond to pre-pandemic and pandemic events to mitigate the public health impact of such events, including the COVID-19 pandemic.

Leadership

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Adolfo García-Sastre, PhD

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Institutions & Investigators

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Randy Albrecht, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology

Teresa Aydillo, PhD

Instructor, Department of Microbiology

Nicole Bouvier, MD

Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and Microbiology

Ana Fernandez-Sesma, PhD

Professor, Departments of Microbiology and Medicine

Adolfo García-Sastre, PhD

Professor, Departments of Microbiology, Medicine, and Pathology

Florian Krammer, PhD

Professor, Departments of Microbiology and Pathology

Ruth Loos, PhD

Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine & Public Health

Marta Luksza

Assistant Professor, Departments of Oncological Sciences and Genetics and Genomic Sciences

Peter Palese, PhD

Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology

Viviana Simon, MD, PhD

Professor, Departments of Microbiology, Medicine, and Pathology

Weina Sun, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology

Harm van Bakel, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences

Institutions & Investigators

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Randy Albrecht, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology
  • Teresa Aydillo, PhD, Instructor, Department of Microbiology
  • Nicole Bouvier, MD, Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and Microbiology
  • Ana Fernandez-Sesma, PhD, Professor, Departments of Microbiology and Medicine
  • Adolfo García-Sastre, PhD, Professor, Departments of Microbiology, Medicine, and Pathology
  • Florian Krammer, PhD, Professor, Departments of Microbiology and Pathology
  • Ruth Loos, PhD, Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine & Public Health
  • Marta Luksza, Assistant Professor, Departments of Oncological Sciences and Genetics and Genomic Sciences
  • Peter Palese, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology
  • Viviana Simon, MD, PhD, Professor, Departments of Microbiology, Medicine, and Pathology
  • Weina Sun, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology
  • Harm van Bakel, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Dan Barouch, MD, PhD, Director, Center for Virology and Vaccine Research
Columbia University
  • David Ho, MD, Professor, Clyde '56 and Helen Wu Professor of Medicine and Director, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, Microbiology & Immunology
Erasmus Medical Center (EMC)
GuangXi University
National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research (INIA, CSIC)
National Institutes of Health, National Center for Biotechnology Information
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Asuncion Mejias, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
  • Octavio Ramilo, MD, Henry G. Cramblett Chair, Department of Infectious Disease
New York University
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Rafael Medina, PhD, Assistant Professor, Departments of Infectious Disease and Pediatric Immunology
Texas Biomedical Research Institute
Tufts University
  • Jonathan Runstadler, DVM, PhD, Professor and Department Chair, Department of Infectious Disease & Global Health
United States Department of Agriculture
  • David Suarez, DVM, PhD, Research Leader, U.S. National Poultry Research Center - Exotic and Emerging Avian Viral Diseases Research Unit
University of Alaska, Anchorage
  • Eric Bortz, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Cindy Knall, PhD, Associate Professor, WWAMI School of Medical Education
University of Cambridge
  • Derek Smith, PhD, Professor, Department of Infectious Disease Informatics
University of Chicago
University of Georgia
  • Daniel Perez, PhD, Professor, Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Investigator and Caswell S. Eidson Chair in Poultry Medicine, Department of Poultry Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Maryland
  • Matt Frieman, PhD, Associate Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
  • Donald Milton, PhD, Professor, Department of Environmental Health, Applied Environmental Health (MIAEH)
  • Jelena Srebric, PhD, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Kathleen Stewart, PhD, Professor, Department of Geographical Sciences
  • Shengwei Zhu, PhD, Associate Research Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Rochester
  • Mark Sangster, PhD, Research Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology , Center for Vaccine Biology and Immunology (SMD)
  • David Topham, PhD, Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology , Center for Vaccine Biology and Immunology (SMD)
University of Seville
University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Amie Eisfeld-Fenney, PhD, Research Professor and Distinguished Scientist,
  • Yoshiro Kawaoka, DVM, PhD, Professor, Department of Pathobiological Sciences
  • Gabriele Neumann, PhD, Research Professor and Distinguished Scientist, School of Veterinary Medicine
University of the Western Cape
  • Megan Shaw, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Medical Biosciences
Washington University
  • Ali Ellebedy, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology & Immunology
Washington University, St. Louis
  • Michael Diamond, MD, PhD, The Herbert S. Gasser Professor, Departments of Medicine, Molecular Microbiology, Pathology & Immunology

Center Coordinators

  • Marlene Espinoza-Moraga, PhD, Center Coordinator, Scientific Program Coordinator, Department of Microbiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Ryan Camping, Center Coordinator, Department of Microbiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Center Data Managers

  • Harm van Bakel, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences
  • Eric Bortz, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences