About the Center
The Center for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Diseases coordinates research, instruction, and outreach activities involved with understanding the disease processes that affect both animal and human health, and supports the continued advancement of the science and technology of disease intervention strategies.
Center members include faculty who are involved with biomedical research and are primarily from our college and the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Answers to today’s medical problems in both veterinary and human medicine require cutting-edge biomedical approaches. Faculty, staff, and graduate students are using these cutting-edge methods to:
- Better understand infectious diseases
- Develop improved vaccines for bacterial, viral, and parasitic diseases
- Understand the molecular events leading to immunological diseases
- Answer basic and applied problems in biomedicine
The center's facilities are designed to create an environment that fosters collaboration and interaction between research laboratories.
- Veterinary Medical Research Center - The center's main facility, located on Prices Fork Road in Blacksburg, houses bacteriologists, parasitologists, Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine adjunct faculty, and includes the Infectious Disease Unit.
- Integrated Life Sciences Building - Located in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, this facility houses researchers from multiple university departments and disciplines, including our college, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Science, and the College of Natural Resources.
- Infectious Disease Research Facility - Located adjacent to the college's teaching hospital, this facility houses college faculty specializing on immunology, infectious diseases, autoimmunity, and regenerative medicine.
- Life Sciences Building - Located on Washington Street on Virginia Tech's campus, the facility houses faculty from our college and the College of Science, with specializations in microbiology, infectious diseases, immunology, and proteomics.