Center for Research on Influenza Pathogenesis
The Center for Research on Influenza Pathogenesis (CRIP) is one of five Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Influenza viruses are important human pathogens, infecting up to 500 million people annually worldwide, with the most severe pandemic leading to an estimated 40 million fatalities.
CRIP comprises a domestic and international animal influenza virus surveillance network combined with research on pathogenesis and host response. CRIP brings together experts from diverse fields including virology, immunology, molecular biology, veterinary medicine, ornithology and bioinformatics including several leaders in influenza virus research. The CRIP surveillance network spans all continents, allowing worldwide sampling and isolation of animal and human influenza viruses and early detection of emerging viruses that may cause pandemic threats. Through its research program, scientists at CRIP are dedicated to understanding influenza virus animal reservoirs, evolution, transmission and adaptation to humans as well as pathogenesis, evasion of immunity, and induction of host and vaccine responses.
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Last Update: May 13, 2014