Biological and Chemical Weapons  >> Biosecurity and Biodefense Resource
Middle-Atlantic Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research
Region III: DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV
Principal Investigator Myron Levine, M.D., D.T.P.H.
Lead Institution University of Maryland at Baltimore
Research Projects
  • Understanding Anthrax to develop new drugs and vaccines against it
  • Developing treatments for low dose enteric pathogens such as E.coli and Shigella and Crytosporidium
  • Evaluate and deploy new biomedical technologies needed for a public health response to a bioterror or infectious disease event
  • Understanding innate and adaptive immune responses to F. tularensis and developing vaccines and drugs
  • Developing safer and more effective vaccine strategies for smallpox
  • Developing vaccines and drugs against emerging viruses such as West Nile, Nipah or VEE
Core Research
  • Bioinformatics and Genomics Core
  • Clinical Trials Core
  • Non-Human Primates Core
  • Administrative Core
Member Institutions
  • Drexel University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Maryland Biotechnology Institute
  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • University of Missouri, Kansas City
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Virginia
  • Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • West Virginia University
Contact:  Michael Stebbins ([email protected])
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