Biological and Chemical Weapons  >> Biosecurity and Biodefense Resource
Rocky Mountain Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research
Region VIII: CO, MT, SD, ND, UT, WY
Director John Belisle, Ph.D.
Lead Institution Colorado State University at Ft. Collins
Telephone (970) 491-7543
Research Projects
  • Role of innate immunity in pulmonary Burkholderia infection
  • Isoprenoid biosynthesis: A target for drugs against category A-C pathogens
  • Immunoproteome of F. tularensis
  • Burkholderia spp: Novel therapeutic approaches
  • Fur-regulated genes and siderophore-dependant iron uptake in Burkholderia
  • Oxidative and nitrosative stress in Burkholderia
  • O2-dependant host defense in resistance to Burkholderia
  • Biochip diagnostic tool for BT induced diseases
  • Alphaviral determinants of infection in mice
  • Biology of vector and aerosol transmission of Bunyaviridae
  • Human monoclonal antibodies (Mabs) for VEE Virus
  • Treatment and disease markers for Alpha and Flaviviruses
  • Human genes shaping the response to bioterrorism agents
  • Development of SERS assay for West Nile Virus
  • Genetic expression and manipulation on Coxiella burnetii
  • Enhancement of innate immunity to Coxiella pneumonia
  • Immunopathogenesis of
  • DNA vaccine for Q fever
Core Research
  • Animal Models Core
  • Genomics/Proteomics Core
  • Product Development and Manufacturing Core
Member Institutions
  • Colorado State University
  • University of Colorado Health Science Center
  • The Children's Hospital - Denver
  • National Jewish Medical and Research Center - Denver
  • Colorado State Animal Response Team
  • Denver Health and Hospital Authority
  • CDC Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases - Ft. Collins
  • University of Montana
  • Montana State University
  • Rocky Mountain Laboratories Integrated Research Facility
  • University of North Dakota
  • University of South Dakota
  • University of Utah
  • Utah State University
  • Brigham Young University
  • University of Wyoming
  • USDA Agriculture Research Services - Arthropod-borne Animal Diseases Research Laboratory
  • University of California at Irvine
  • University of California at San Diego
  • Alexion Antibody Technologies
  • DeltaNu
  • Echelon Biosciences, Inc.
  • Etubics Corp.
  • InViragen, LLC
  • Nanomed Technologies, LLC
  • Precision Photonics Corp.
  • SomaLogic Inc.
Contact:  Michael Stebbins ([email protected])
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