Infectious Diseases Research

The Division of Infectious Diseases has a cadre of internationally recognized physician-scientists devoted to basic laboratory and patient-centered research, both in the United States and abroad (Brazil, Haiti, India, Tanzania, Tunisia). This research encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and pathogenesis of bacterial, viral, and parasitic infectious diseases.

Our major international research interests include: Haiti - malaria; sexually transmitted infections; "the natural history and maternal-child risk factors of HIV infection;" HIV vaccine and antiretroviral trials; prophylaxis and treatment of tuberculosis; sexually transmitted infections, and enteric pathogens; Brazil - leptospirosis; penicillin-resistant pneumococcal disease and bacterial meningitis; cytokine physiology; therapy of leishmaniasis; molecular mechanisms of host defense; tuberculosis; HIV/AIDS; HTLV-1; India, Tunisia - immunoregulation of host response to antileishmanial therapy; and Tanzania - HIV and shistosomiasis.

In the United States, the Division's research facilities include ten laboratories equipped for molecular, microbiological and immunologic studies, and an administrative center. Current sponsored research and training in the Division includes approximately 40 NIH, WHO, and USAID grants and contracts. Ongoing research areas in the United States include: HIV/AIDS; viral pathogenesis; nosocomial infections; transplant infectious diseases; bioterrorism agents; malaria; leishmaniasis; and tuberculosis.


Infectious Diseases
Roy M. Gulick, MD, Chief
Eduardo Baez, Administrator
Room: A-421
Tel: (212) 746-7187
Fax: (212) 746-8675
[email protected]

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