Fighting Infectious Disease

  Credit: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — Medical Illustrator

Credit: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — Medical Illustrator

A center first established three years ago has just been renamed for an alumnus whose public health legacy spans from vaccine development to reducing the spread of malaria. The John Ring LaMontagne Center for Infectious Disease hosts faculty from the College of Natural Sciences and other colleges on campus, supporting research and programs that predict the spread of disease and advance prevention and treatment. Each year the Center hosts an annual lecture on campus to which the public is invited.

To attend and learn more, visit: cid.utexas.edu/events.

Dr. Marvin Whiteley, director of the LaMontagne Center for Infectious Disease, pioneered a way of researching Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria like these, whose spread can be life-threatening for children with cystic fibrosis. Listen to our podcast about this work.