Regional Centers of Excellence

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Biodefense Network has established the Regional Centers of Excellence (RCEs) for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research. The overall goals of the RCE program are to develop and maintain a strong infrastructure and to support multifaceted research and development activities that will provide the scientific information leading to the next generation of therapeutics, vaccines and diagnostics against NIAID Category A, B and C priority pathogens. The RCEs are distributed into ten geographically dispersed regions to optimize research capacity across the United States and simultaneously prepare for potential events.

Institution Center Name Web Site Address Principal Investigator
Region I
Harvard Medical School
New England Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases http://nerce.med.harvard.edu Dr. Dennis Kasper
Region II
New York State Department of Health
Northeast Biodefense Center http://www.nbc.columbia.edu Dr. W. Ian Lipkin
Region III:
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Mid-Atlantic Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases http://marce.vbi.vt.edu/ Dr. Myron Levine
Region IV:
Duke University
Southeast Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases http://www.serceb.org Dr. Barton Haynes
Region V:
University of Chicago
Great Lakes Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases http://www.glrce.org/ Dr. Olaf Schneewind
Region VI:
University of Texas Medical Branch
Western Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases http://rce.swmed.edu/ Dr. David Walker
Region VII:
Washington University
Midwest Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases http://mrce.wustl.edu Dr. Samuel Stanley
Region VIII:
Colorado State University (Fort Collins)
Rocky Mountain Regional Center of Excellence http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/mip/rmrce/ Dr. Barry J. Beaty
Region IX:
University of California, Irvine
Pacific-Southwest Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases http://www.pswrce.uci.edu Dr. Alan G. Barbour
Region X:
University of Washington
WWAMI (WA, AK, OR ID) Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases http://www.nwrce.org/ Dr. Samuel Miller
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