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.


4th Annual LA Conference on Computational Biology & Bioinformatics

  • We are happy to announce that The "4th Annual Louisiana Conference on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics" will be held on April 1-2, 2016 at the Xavier Convocation Center Annex Building, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans. The conference is co-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. Registration open Monday January 11th, 2016. The deadline for abstract submission for Oral and Poster presentations is Monday February 23rd, 2016. Participants are encouraged to register early for the conference, since there is limited seating capacity.

  • 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.

  • Agenda for 4th Annual LA Conference on Computational Biology & Bioinformaticssai



  • LSU Baton Rouge and the Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC) are partners in the NIH-funded Center for Experimental Infectious Disease Research (CEIDR) funded by NIH:NIGMS as a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) ( The CEIDR is a Center of Excellence at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) administered by the Division of Biotechnology & Molecular Medicine (BIOMMED). The CEIDR has been recently competitively renewed by NIH:NIGMS for the COBRE phase III stage enabling funding of pilot project grants in infectious disease research and providing support for core facilities. The goals of the COBRE phase III program is to increase the number of NIH funded investigators at LSU Baton Rouge and TNPRC and enhance infectious disease research funded by NIH and other sources. The CEIDR is now soliciting grant applications from LSU and TNPRC faculty at all ranks (Tenure Track and Research Series) for pilot funding consideration. Interested individuals 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. The principal thematic area of CEIDR is immunopathogenesis of infectious diseases. All grant applications that are within this thematic area will be considered for pilot funding. See attached information for proposal submission requirements.


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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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