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Areas of Expertise

New Orleans Investigators have justly earned an international reputation for research achievement in the related areas of viral, bacterial, parasitic, and fungal pathogenesis, host immunity and vaccine research. Collectively, this group has been awarded over $124 million dollars in external grants from federal and private sources, primarily from the NIH, and has an extensive history of executing multi-center clinical trials represents one of the most significant regional research strengths.

Particular strengths have been established in:

  • HIV pathogenesis and immunity
  • HIV-related respiratory infections, including tuberculosis, bacterial pneumonia and pneumocystis
  • Sexually-transmitted diseases, particularly Chlamydia and human papilloma virus (HPV)
  • Fungal infections, particularly candidiasis and cryptococcosis
  • Biodefense/Emerging Infections, particularly vaccines against anthrax, plague, and smallpox
  • Diseases of the Oral Cavity
  • Ocular Diseases, including bacterial, fungal, and HSV viral keratitis
  • Novel vaccine adjuvants and delivery systems

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