Arbovirus Research Consortium

Our mission

The overall goal of the Arbovirus Research Consortium is to assess drivers responsible for arbovirus emergence and spread. We capitalize on an exceptionally large global network of ongoing clinical research partners and blood banks. We will focus on the following areas:

  • Support for diagnostics development by collecting well-characterized biological samples from local and international sites
  • Better characterization of the interface between entomology, transmission intensity, and clinical phenotypes
  • Pathogenesis research with special consideration of immune response profiling
  • Biomarkers and treatment options, especially with regard to neurological infections
  • Preparedness research, including integrated virtual biorepositories 

In addition, we aim to integrate the arbovirus research into a broader perspective of One Health/Ecohealth/Planetary Health.

The consortium will have both a local Colorado perspective (collaborating with the CDPHE and CDC DVBD) as well as a global perspective, taking advantage of opportunities at the Guatemala signature site and other partner sites in Latin America, Africa, and Asia.

-Thomas Jaenisch MD, PhD 

Director of Arbovirus Research Consortium
Associate Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology 

Our partners

To see the stratification of our partners, view the Organigram

To view recent arbovirus-related publications by our partners, view Arbovirus Publications

Events and seminars

Virtual Biorepository 

We have created a knowledge hub that acts as a forum to gather and share information about a proposed virtual biorepository (VBR) resource. There are many opportunities to get involved, including webinars, events, and surveys. We update all information regarding these opportunities on our Virtual Biorepository website.

Our faculty active grants and projects

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Center for Global Health

Colorado School of Public Health

CU Anschutz

CU Medicine Building

13199 East Montview Boulevard

Suite 310

Mail Stop A090

Aurora, CO 80045

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