To position Virginia Tech to become a national and international leader in advancing transformative science and developing effective countermeasures against emerging infectious diseases.
To foster and promote a cohesive and synergistic environment for interdisciplinary and collaborative research across the Virginia Tech campus in the area of emerging, re-emerging, zoonotic, and vector-borne pathogens infecting humans, animals and plants.
Benefits as an affiliated faculty:
(1). Be part of a cohesive and diverse group of >100 infectious disease faculty from 7 colleges to promote collegial interactions and new scientific collaborations;
(2). Participate in interdisciplinary collaborative research projects within CeZAP to tackle complex problems in infectious diseases;
(3). Access to recruitment and financial support of top graduate students through an interdisciplinary graduate education program (iGEP) in infectious diseases;
(4). Access to CeZAP’s seed funding program for faculty collaborative research and student training;
(5). Have opportunities to participate in CeZAP’s graduate training grant, program project grant, and center grant from federal funding agencies;
(6). Present your research and scholarship at CeZAP’s workshops, seminars, biennial symposium, and other activities.
Responsibilities as an affiliated faculty:
(1). Willingness to participate in new interdisciplinary collaborations with other CeZAP faculty;
(2). Agree to serve on various CeZAP committees;
(3). Be willing to participate in recruiting and mentoring graduate students for the iGEP in infectious diseases;
(4). Attend CeZAP workshop, seminar, biennial symposium, and social events;
(5). Timely annual reporting of CeZAP activities.