National Center for Infectious Diseases
Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases
Branches and Activities in DVRD
Infectious Disease Pathology Activity
In consultation and collaboration with appropriate NCID D/P/Os: (1) serves as a scientific and technical resource to NCID by providing expertise in molecular pathology, histopathology, and ultrastructural analysis for detecting infectious disease agents and studying the interactions between microbial agents and host cells; (2) develops, improves, evaluates, and applies special ultrastructural, immunohistologic, and/or nucleic acid probe technologies for detecting microbial agents and/or expressed gene products in tissue specimens or tissue culture; (3) conducts basic and applied research into the pathogenesis of infectious diseases; (4) provides intramural and extramural technical and professional expertise for assistance in training in infectious disease pathology and molecular approaches to the identification of specific nucleic acid sequences and specific antigens in tissue specimens; (5) provides for tracking, distribution, and testing of reference/diagnostic pathology specimens submitted through the DASH system; and (6) provides molecular pathology, histopathology, and ultrastructure reference/diagnostic support and epidemic aid to state and local health departments, other Federal agencies, and national and international health organizations.
The Infectious Disease Pathology Activity consists of two sections: Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, and Bacterial, Mycotic, and Parasitic Diseases.
This page last reviewed December 12, 2003