Welcome to the Center for Experimental Infectious Disease and Research

  • The LSU-Tulane CEIDR was established as an NIH: NCRR-supported Center of Biomedical Research Excellence COBRE in 2004, led by the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in a strategic alliance with the Tulane National Primate Research Center.

  • Our overarching focus is Immunopathogenesis of infectious diseases with specific emphasis in Vector-Borne and Respiratory diseases.

  • CEIDR provides an outstanding infrastructure support and training environment for the next generation of infectious disease researchers through 3 core labs GeneLab , Protein Lab and Molecular Immunopathology (MIP) Core . We are particularly interested in training veterinarians in NIH-focused research in pursuit of the “One Medicine” and “Comparative Medicine” research opportunities.


3rd Annual LA Conference on Computational Biology & Bioinformatics April 17&18, 2015- LSU at Louisiana Digital Media Center

  • We are happy to announce that "The 3rd Annual Louisiana Conference on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics" will be held on April 17-18, 2015 at the Louisiana Digital Media Center, LSU Baton Rouge. The conference is sponsored by the Louisiana Biomedical Research Network (LBRN), the LSU-Tulane Center for Experimental Infectious Disease Research (CEIDR), LSU Center for Computation and Technology (CCT) and the LSU Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED). The conference aims to expose Louisiana to the cutting edge of Computational Biology, Bioinformatics Research and applications while also providing a platform for exchange of information and technical knowledge among Louisiana-based scientists involved in different aspects of computational biology & bioinformatics.

  • The Conference program includes four Keynote speakers highlighting each of four thematic sessions identified by the Scientific Committee. The meeting will provide an opportunity to exchange practical information and facilitate future collaborations among attendees. Participants must register for the conference, since there is limited seating capacity. Registrations open Wednesday February 27th, 2015. The deadline for registration and guaranteed hotel reservations is Thursday March 30th, 2015.

  • We invite you to submit abstracts for Oral Presentation / Poster sessions at the conference. The Scientific Committee will review the abstracts and make recommendations for Oral or Poster Presentations. Selected abstracts will be included in the printed program. Thematic areas include but not limited to: Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Molecular Modeling, Proteomics, Drug discovery & medicinal chemistry, Functional genomics, Next-Gen Sequencing Informatics, Data Mining and Visualization, Genome Wide Association Studies, Clinical Genomics, Collaborations & Open Access Innovations, Cancer Informatics, Plant Genomics, Comparative Genomics, Evolutionary Genomics & Phylogenetics, Metagenomics. etc. The DEADLINE for submission of abstracts is Monday March 23rd, 2015.

  • Additional information can be found on the Conference website , (

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Center for Experimental Infectious Disease and Research CEIDR provides state-of-the-art infrastructure and research support services to Louisiana scientists investigating infectious diseases.



Division of (BIOMMED) at the LSUSVM is a multidisciplinary research, support and development unit that oversees core laboratories associated with the CEIDR (Genelab , Protein Lab, MIPC) and the INBRE.


Ion Proton

The Ion Proton System removes the high cost and complexity of todays genome-scale sequencing, bringing it to your lab, on your budget, and on your schedule.


RNA-Seq Analysis on Ion Torrent

Ion Torrent PGM RNA-seq analysis results for Borrelia Burgdorferi, including the sample relation heatmap with hierarchical clustering. Partek GS, Pathway, and Flow, along with IonTorrent software, are used


130 TB NAS

Offers ultra-high performance, scalable and full-featured network attached storage solution for our core labs in an efficient way of centralize data protection, simplify data management


Vision of CEIDR

The vision of the Center for Experimental Infectious Disease Research (CEIDR) at the Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Rouge is to:

  1. Conduct collaborative and interdisciplinary research in infectious diseases and host response     to infections.
  2. To train predoctoral students and post-doctoral fellows including veterinary students, and clinical fellows
  3. To foster university-wide interest in infectious diseases through seminars and colloquia at the interface of basic and clinical research
  4. To coordinate available infrastructure and core facilities in support of infectious disease research.

CEIDR aims to become a nationally competitive Center of Excellence in infectious diseases and a significant contributor to LSU, local and state-wide economic development efforts. CEIDR is administered by the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine Division of Biotechnology & Molecular Medicine .

Support of the NIH and NIGMS P20GM103458-10 and 8P20GM103424 is gratefully acknowledged.
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