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Center for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Diseases (CMMID)

CMMID The laboratories at the Center for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Diseases (CMMID), located at 1410 Prices Fork Road, serve as a resource facility for the faculty with research interests in the areas of bacteriology, immunology, toxicology, parasitology, virology, avian and aquatic medicine, and general molecular biology.

The faculty and staff at CMMID provide expertise, new technologies, method development, and support services in the areas of molecular biology and biotechnology with a special emphasis on the use of recombinant DNA, cell fusion, gene cloning and sequencing, and mammalian cell culture immune response analysis in the investigation of infectious diseases and vaccine development.

Functionally, CMMID is divided into six subareas of specialization: bacteriology, biochemistry, parasitology, toxicology, virology, and immunology. These laboratories interact with each other depending on the needs of different research projects requested by the faculty. In addition, two species-oriented labs are equipped to handle the specific research needs of avian and aquatic species. A Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory (BL-3) is also housed in the Infectious Diseases Unit (IDU, Bldg. 146B) of CMMID. Class 3 organisms can be handled in the BL-3 lab; this type of work requires approval by the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) before it can be initiated.

Using the Center for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Contact the CMMID Director, Dr. A. Ahmed () at 1-5591 and describe the type of work which you would like to carry out.

CMMID Web Site
For more information about the VMRCVM Center for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Diseases, please see the following web site:
www.vetmed.vt.edu/research/cmmid/index.asp

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