Schistosomiasis Resource Center

Schistosomiasis is a major public health problem in many tropical countries worldwide. After malaria, it is one of the most devastating parasitic diseases. The World Health Organization estimates that 250 million people in 78 countries are infected with schistosomiasis, with more than 800 million at risk of infection annually. In many countries, schistosomiasis ranks near the top in causes of morbidity associated with infectious disease. More>>

Bladder Immunology Group (BIG)

Our laboratory is interested in how inflammation protects against pathogens and other noxious stimuli and yet can paradoxically harm the host through secondary effects such as carcinogenesis. The genitourinary tract is our model system. We are examining anti-pathogenic inflammation induced by bacteria such as uropathogenic E. coli. Chronic inflammation-mediated carcinogenesis is being studied using models of nitrosamine and Schistosoma haematobium exposure. Through our research, we seek to better understand inflammation and harness its potential for human benefit.  More >>

Biorepository Services

BRI has close to 70 years of experience in cryobiology. The organization pioneered the cryopreservation of bovine semen and human blood products which is the foundation of modern day in vitro fertilization for agricultural purposes and storage of blood products, respectively. BRI has provided researchers and institutions around the world with low temperature storage space for medical specimens. Our capabilities to store and distribute precious biomaterials help speed research and hasten the discovery of cures and treatments. More >>