Center for Emerging, Zoonotic, and Arthropod-borne Pathogens
Infectious diseases are constantly emerging and reemerging worldwide, causing immense threats to the health of humans, animals, and plants. This is especially clear with the COVID-19 pandemic that has caused more than 646 million human infections worldwide.
To meet this challenge, Virginia Tech created the Center for Emerging, Zoonotic, and Arthropod-borne Pathogens. CeZAP is supported by the Fralin Life Sciences Institute and includes faculty participants from at least seven colleges and more than 31 departments.
The vision of the center positions Virginia Tech to become a national and international research and training resource that is a leader in advancing transformative science and developing effective countermeasures against emerging infectious diseases.
The mission is 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, infectious diseases.
Latest CeZAP News
Article ItemInterdisciplinary team receives $5 million grant to explore COVID-19 virus ecology at the human-animal interface , article
Virginia Tech researchers will explore the risk of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, infections in wildlife communities and how those risks could affect humans.Date: 2023-10-23
Article ItemNot all viruses are harmful , article
An assistant professor of biological sciences, Bryan Hsu received a five-year $1.9 million Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to develop a model to test the role of viruses attacking bacteria within the gut microbiome.Date: 2023-09-22
Article ItemJutras Lab awarded $1.2 million to create rapid and accurate Lyme disease testing , article
Virginia Tech researcher Brandon Jutras envisions a the possibility of a rapid, at-home test for Lyme disease with support of a $1.3 million award from the Department of Defense.Date: 2023-06-19
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