The Mission of The South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases (STCEID) is to advance the fields of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infectious Diseases through Research, Education, and Collegial Interaction.
The South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases (STCEID) was established to focus state and national attention on UTSA in the fields of molecular microbiology, immunology, medical mycology, virology, microbial genomics, vaccine development and biodefense. One of the major areas of emphasis at STCEID is on the pathogenic mechanisms of emerging infectious diseases.
UTSA has assembled an impressive group of researchers who specialize in the study of infectious diseases creating one of the premier centers for this type of research in the nation. New state-of-the art facilities and the diverse expertise of the faculty belonging to the Center provide an excellent environment to answer critical questions relating to emerging and bioweapon-related diseases.
The facilities and faculty at the Center serve a very important role in providing hands-on training to several undergraduate and graduate students who intend to pursue careers in science and technology. An undergraduate track in Microbiology within the Department of Biology at UTSA has been developed, and graduate level training in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology is available within the Cell and Molecular Biology Ph.D. program as well as the Biology and Biotechnology Masters programs.