Biological and Chemical Weapons  >> Biosecurity and Biodefense Resource
Great Lakes Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research
Region V: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI
Principal Investigator Olaf Schneewind, M.D., Ph.D.
Lead Institution University of Chicago
Address 920 East 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Telephone (773) 834-9174
Research Projects
  • Development of Botulism vaccine and new anti-toxin drugs for therapy
  • Development of safe and effective Plague vaccines and post-exposure therapies
  • Development of new antibiotic therapy against anthrax
  • Understanding F.tularensis pathogenisis and the immune response of the lung to develop new diagnostic, therapeutic and vaccine strategies
  • Development of new vaccines and anti-viral drugs for Ebola virus infections
  • Development of new therapies and preventative measures for viral hemorrahagic fever
  • Designing, optimizing and assesing activity of new antibiotic peptides and mimetics
  • Developing a safe and efficitve vaccine for Brucella
Core Research
  • Immunology Core
  • Microbial Informatics Core
  • Small Animal Research Core
  • Botulism Core
Member Institutions
  • University of Chicago
  • Northwestern University
  • Argonne National Laboratories
  • Battelle Memorial Institute
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute
  • Illinois State University
  • Loyola University at Chicago
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Michigan State University
  • National Wildlife Health Center, U.S. Department of Interior
  • Ohio State University
  • Purdue University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Indiana
  • University of Michigan
  • Univeristy of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • University of Minnesota Duluth
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Toledo
  • University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
  • Wayne State University
  • Wright State University
Contact:  Michael Stebbins ([email protected])
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