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About the Center for Microbial Interface Biology

Mission and Goals


CMIB Mission Statement:
To enhance the quality and productivity of research by facilitating synergistic interactions among investigators in the clinical and basic sciences from across the campus.

The goals of the CMIB are to:
• promote and coordinate interdisciplinary research in the fields of infectious diseases and microbial pathogenesis (“intellectual hub”)

• develop training opportunities (both bench and classroom) for individuals with interest in the fields of infectious diseases and microbial pathogenesis

• discover new diagnostic tools, therapies and vaccines for infectious diseases, including diseases caused by the targeted microbes for bioterrorism

• enhance the national and international reputation of the University by positioning Ohio State University as an international leader in infectious diseases and microbial pathogenesis.