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.


CEIDR Short Term Core projects

  • The LSU-Tulane COBRE Center for Experimental Infectious Disease Research (CEIDR) administered by the SVM Division of Biotechnology & Molecular Medicine (BioMMED) operates three Research Support Cores that are based on leveraging existing Research Cores and Equipment within the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, the LSU main campus and the LSU Agricultural Center. To further facilitate CEIDR-led research, all CEIDR researchers can submit a request for support for a defined project that can be carried out in collaboration with any Cores listed in the CFA on a competitive basis. Please find attached the Call for Applications which gives more details.

  • CEIDR Short Term Core projectssai


Request For Applications for Pilot Funding - (LSU- Tulane COBRE Center for Experimental Infectious Disease Research)

  • The CEIDR is now soliciting grant applications from LSU and TNPRC faculty at all ranks (Tenure Track and Research Series) for pilot funding consideration. We would also like to encourage the submission of collaborative proposals with PIs from LSU or LSUSVM and TNPRC. Interested investigators should submit an application conforming to the NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (R21) guidelines that can be found in the website: The application should be written as an NIH R21 application intended for submission to NIH, containing an explanation of the type of preliminary results that will be funded by the COBRE phase III pilot funding that are needed to render this application competitive for NIH R21 funding.

  • Request For Applications for Pilot Fundingsai

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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 5P30GM110760-02 and 8P20GM103424 is gratefully acknowledged.
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