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Tuberculosis test tubes

 MIP Researchers in the Mycobacteria Research Laboratories have launched a novel investigation into tuberculosis transmission and infection.


The d​epartment is home to some of the finest biomedical researchers in the nation, working in highly specialized laboratories. Their research focuses on understanding the pathology, improving the diagnostics, and developing more effective treatments, vaccines and cures for internationally important infectious diseases. 

Students have the opportunity to work alongside world-renowned researchers in our departmental laboratories. The department is known for providing unique and valuable undergraduate research.

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​MIP Research in the News

Knife to Scalpel

A breakthrough instrument built at CSU allows scientists to see the most minute cell parts in three dimensions and could aid drug development to thwart disease. The imaging precision is like “going from a knife to a scalpel,” tuberculosis researcher Dean Crick says.

Slayden in his lab

CSU researcher Dr. Ric Slayden is working with researchers at a pharmaceutical company, Cal-Berkeley to find treatments for deadly bacteria.

mycobacteria

​Professor Mary Jackson and her lab have discovered an enzyme that is critical to the survival and replication of the bacterial pathogen that causes tuberculosis.

Tuberculosis researchers at Colorado State University have landed a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a diagnostic breath test with potential to revolutionize TB testing and to better control the globally devastating infectious disease.​

deer

MIP researchers are developing and evaluating a more sensitive test for chronic wasting disease – including the potential to test for infection in live animals, animal products and the environment.​

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