Consistent with Virginia Tech’s mission as a leading land-grant university, CeZAP will work on important local and state issues in infectious diseases such as microbial contamination in drinking water in Appalachian rural areas, Lyme disease, bat white-nose syndrome in Virginia, microbe-related food safety, COVID-19 prevention and control, etc.
CeZAP will develop science-based solutions for issues related to infectious diseases, and educate graduate students to effectively communicate their research results to policy-makers and the general public.
CeZAP will actively engage with other entities within and outside Virginia Tech through a monthly CeZAP newsletter, biennial symposium, distinguished speaker lecture series, scientific presentations and publications, and research collaborations.
General ItemDistinguished Speaker Seminar Series in Infectious Diseases
This university wide seminar series at Virginia Tech invites outstanding scientists nationally to give presentations to CeZAP and broader university community on topics of current interest in the broad area of infectious diseases.
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General ItemCOVID-19 Research & Outreach
CeZAP faculty affiliates continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic through research, education, and outreach activities, including developing vaccines and antivirals, studying the biology of the virus, providing undergraduate and graduate course lectures on COVID-19, and educating the public about aerosol transmission, vaccine, and public health measures in a large number of news media such as CNN, CBC, and NPR, etc.