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.
CTEGD also benefits from the participation of adjunct faculty from the Division of Parasitic Diseases of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and its linkages to the Emory Vaccine Center, both in nearby Atlanta, as well as its relationships with UGA’s Faculty of Infectious Diseases, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (CCRC), and other related programs at UGA.
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.