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

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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

Assistant Professor, 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

Marta Luksza

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

Peter Palese, PhD

Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology

Michael Schotsaert, PhD

Associate Professor, 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
  • Michael Schotsaert, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology
  • Weina Sun, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology
  • Randy Albrecht, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology
  • Ana Fernandez-Sesma, PhD, Professor, Departments of Microbiology and Medicine
  • Viviana Simon, MD, PhD, Professor, Departments of Microbiology, Medicine, and Pathology
  • Nicole Bouvier, MD, Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and Microbiology
  • Marta Luksza, Assistant Professor, Departments of Oncological Sciences and Genetics and Genomic Sciences
  • Harm van Bakel, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences
  • Teresa Aydillo, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology
  • Florian Krammer, PhD, Professor, Departments of Microbiology and Pathology
  • Peter Palese, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology
  • Adolfo García-Sastre, PhD, Professor, Departments of Microbiology, Medicine, and Pathology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Columbia University
      Erasmus Medical Center (EMC)
        GuangXi University
          Medical University of Innsbruck
            National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research (INIA, CSIC)
              National Institutes of Health, National Center for Biotechnology Information
                Nationwide Children’s Hospital
                  New York University
                    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
                      Texas Biomedical Research Institute
                        Tufts University
                          United States Department of Agriculture
                            University of Alaska, Anchorage
                              University of Cambridge
                                University of Georgia
                                  University of Maryland
                                    University of Rochester
                                      University of Seville
                                        University of Wisconsin-Madison
                                          University of the Western Cape
                                            Utrecht University
                                              Washington University
                                                Washington University, St. Louis
                                                  Weill Cornell

                                                    Center Coordinators

                                                    • Marlene Espinoza-Moraga, PhD, Center Coordinator, Assistant Professor and Program Manager, Department of Microbiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
                                                    • Ryan Camping, Director, Grants & Contracts, 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