Facts about the Center

The LaMontagne Center for Infectious Disease is the first interdisciplinary research center on a Tier One research university campus that aims to bridge the gap between basic and translational research into microbial and viral pathogenesis.

The LaMontagne Center consists of members from four distinct areas within the University: (1) The Cockrell School of Engineering, (2) The Dell Medical School, (3) The College of Natural Sciences, and (4) The School of Pharmacy.

Members bring expertise and research in over 30 different diseases including Coronaviruses, Ebola, HIV/AIDS, Breast Cancer, Leukemia, Arthritis, and Cystic Fibrosis. Faculty are currently investigating several aspects of infectious disease, including antibiotic resistance, vaccines, biotechnology, biofilms, and nanomedicine. 

Our award-winning faculty includes one member of the National Academy of Sciences, one member of the National Academy of Medicine, six members of the American Academy of Microbiology, four members of the American Association of the Advancement of Science, and two Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellows.