The Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases (CTEGD) of the University of Georgia is a university-wide, interdisciplinary center established in 1998 to foster research, education and service related to tropical and emerging global infectious diseases.
Dr. Roberto Docampo
Based on a strong foundation of parasitology, immunology, cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry and genetics, CTEGD’s 25 faculty are from eight departments in four colleges/schools.
The Center is made up of a wide range of research programs that focus largely on protozoan and metazoan parasites, their hosts and their vectors. Many of these programs have major international, on-site components for both research and training, where the faculty and trainees deal with these global infections and the populations that harbor them. CTEGD’s investigators and their laboratories have made major contributions to our understanding of the diseases they study – diseases of poverty that contribute enormously to global death, disability and instability.
Mission: To pursue cutting edge research on tropical and emerging global disease, train students in this field, and effectively tackle global diseases of poverty.
CTEGD also runs two Core facilities that provide services to the research community at UGA as well as the surrounding area. The Flow Cytometry Facility provides flow cytometry analytical and cell sorting facilities used by over 40 independent laboratories. Our Biomedical Microscopy Core is committed to bringing state-of-the-art optical microscope technology to UGA and external researchers and is also used by more than 40 laboratories.
Since 2004, CTEGD has housed a portion of the National Institutes of Health funded Bioinformatics Resource Center (BRC) for Eukaryotic Pathogens. This resource is routinely accessed by >13,000 researchers globally to study genomic and other high-throughput data related to significant human and veterinary pathogens.