The MIEP team develops and disseminates user-friendly mathematical and computational models for studying human immunity to infection of vaccination. MIEP combines mathematical modeling and immunology experimentation to characterize the mechanisms of underlying immune responses to enteric pathogens. Models, data, and tools become seamlessly integrated in MIEP’s modeling platform to advance the development of novel host-targeted therapeutics.
The Center for Modeling Immunity to Enteric Pathogens (MIEP) is a NIAID-funded program within the Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory. Under the guidance of Dr. Bassaganya-Riera (Principal Investigator), MIEP’s mission is to understand the mechanisms of action underlying immune responses to enteric pathogens.
1. University of Rochester Center for Biodefense Immune Modeling
2. The Center for Computational Immunology
3. The Program for Research on Immune Modeling and Experimentation (PRIME)
4. The Center for Modeling Immunity to Enteric Pathogens (MIEP)
To comprehensively and systematically characterize mechanisms of action underlying infectious, metabolic and immune-mediated diseases; the NIMML will translate this new knowledge towards developing innovative therapeutics for human diseases that are safer and more effective.
To become a world-leading research laboratory in translational, personalized, predictive, participatory, and preventive medicine.
Integrity, creativity, efficiency, teamwork, confidentiality, customer-service orientation, loyalty, commitment, trust, attention to detail, and impeccable work ethics.
"The work I have done as an undergraduate research assistant at NIMML has completely reinvigorated my interest and passion for scientific discovery. The knowledge and skills I have garnered in a research environment feel so much more valuable than just listening to a lecture, while also enriching that same classroom information. Prior to my undergraduate research experience, I was unsure about what to do with my degree. Now I know for sure that biotechnology research and eventually a PhD is the path for me."
- Chase Heltzel
Please contact us if you would like to discuss the possibility of contributing financial support for our research. If you are ready to contribute a tax-deductible donation, please do the following:
- Go to http://www.givingto.vt.edu/MakingAGift/immediate-impact.html and follow the instructions.
- Under the specific area to support, please add: “VBI ref. #871982”
- Under Comments, please include: “For support of Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory Research”
Lab Presentation Schedule
|04-14-17||Meghna Verma||Insights on Helicobacter pylori infections using ENISI-MSM|
|03-17-17||Caroline Stewart||Predictive modeling of alternative treatments for C. difficile infection|
|03-03-17||Stefan Weston||LANCL2 Regulation of Akt|
|02-24-17||Mischa Michael||Directed Movement in ENISI-MSM|
|02-17-17||Sara Prince||LANCL2 in Viral Response|
|02-10-17||Ariana Herbst||Data Manipulation and Analysis in Python, R, and MATLAB|
|02-03-17||Nuria Tubau Juni||LANCL2 Regulation of Immunometabolism in IBD|