There are currently 80 members from throughout the OSU campus associated with the CMIB. The collective CMIB faculty is involved in and represents the fields of immunology, cell biology, pathology, biochemistry and pharmacology, microbiology, genetics, structural biology, and bioinformatics. Investigation by these researchers includes but is not limited to in vitro studies, animal studies, genomics, proteomics, and population-based studies. Emphasis areas in the Center are in respiratory infectious diseases, intracellular parasitism, granulomatous inflammation and microbial pathogenesis. These areas build upon strengths at OSU, have direct relevance to the clinical mission of the OSU Medical Center (opportunistic infections in immunocompromised patients), and relate directly to many of the targeted infectious disease agents of bioterrorism.