Beirne Carter Center for Immunology Research
Plays an integral role in the Infectious Diseases Training Program. The PI of the Infectious Diseases Program, Dr. Petri, is a member of the steering committee of the Immunology Training Program and is a member of the Center. The Immunology Center Director and PI of the Immunology Training Grant, Dr. Braciale, is a mentor on the Infectious Diseases Training Grant. The close interaction of the Center with our Program highlights the importance that we place on the interface of Immunology with Infectious Diseases.
The Beirne Carter Center is located in 8,000 square feet of modern space in Medical Research Building 4 (MR4), in close proximity to Infectious Diseases Program faculty labs in MR4 and Jordan Hall. The Center is occupied by nine investigators with a primary interest in immunology, four of which are preceptors in this application (T.J. Braciale, V. Engelhard, K. Ravichandran, and Y. Hahn). Expansion of the Center into the MR6 Research Building is planned in 2003 and is supported by an additional gift from the Beirne Carter Foundation of $5 million. Programs of the Beirne Carter Center that directly involve the participation of Infectious Diseases Program trainees and faculty include:
- Immunology Research in Progress series (weekly)
- Immunology Journal Club (weekly)
- "Fundamental Immunology" (MICR 803)
- "Current Topics in Immunology" (MICR 820/821)
- Anderson Symposium in Infectious Diseases (annually; co-sponsored by the Beirne Carter Center and the Infectious Diseases Training Program).