Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics
CIDD embraces all scales and components of infectious disease biology. Our interdisciplinary approach, coupled with a dynamic viewpoint, provides insight into how to prevent or reduce infections.
The Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (CIDD) at Penn State University is comprised of more than 50 faculty experts in infectious disease.
Below is a list of questions submitted by the public and answered by CIDD faculty members.
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Previous AskCIDD Videos:
We’ve found many viruses that are beneficial for plant hosts. I think that acute viruses that make their host sick are actually an exception.
At CIDD, we study infections from the perspective of the parasitic agent. Our faculty and research span human, animal, and plant systems to determine the unique demands of the parasitic lifestyle, the responses of the hosts and how the environment affects these interactions.
This approach yields novel insights into the biological processes that drive the biology and evolution of infectious agents, and the processes that can be used to limit their harm to individual and population health.
Nita Bharti, Assistant Professor of Biology and Huck Early Career Professor, and Christina Faust, Postdoctoral Scholar (Bharti Lab) , Penn State
CIDD Lunch: Centre County Mobility Patterns
William (Bill) Bahnfleth, IEE Affiliate Researcher and Professor of Architectural Engineering, Miriam Freedman, Associate Professor of Chemistry, and Tak Sin Wong, Wormley Family Early Career Professor and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and of Biomedical Engineering , Penn State
CIDD Seminar/Lightning Talks: Titles TBA