From humble beginnings as a small laboratory in Issaquah, Washington with an initial staff of five and a budget of only $17,000, the Center for Infectious Disease Research has become the world’s largest center focused solely on infectious disease research. Our mission is to make transformative scientific advancements that lead to the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. We focus our science on the three areas of infectious disease research that will have the greatest impact on global health: vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics.
- 40-year-old nonprofit
- Nearly 300 employees from over 20 countries
- Over 140 collaborators in 25 countries
- 14 principal investigators
- Over 100 active research projects
The Center's singular focus on global infectious diseases and its integration of systems biology uniquely positions us in the fight against infectious diseases. The systems biology approach hastens the progress of discovery, leading to critical, life-saving advancements for infectious disease research sooner.
Our missions continues to reflect our three tenets: the people who are both affected by and fighting the disease; the cutting-edge science developing future interventions; and the hope derived from our research and the potentiality of global health.
We are a place for people, science, and hope.