The Mission of the South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases (STCEID) is to advance the fields of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infectious Diseases through Research, Education, and Collegial Interaction.


The South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases (STCEID) was established to focus state and national attention on UTSA in the fields of molecular microbiology, immunology, medical mycology, virology, microbial genomics, vaccine development and biodefense. One of the major areas of emphasis at STCEID is on the pathogenic mechanisms of emerging infectious diseases.

UTSA has assembled an impressive group of researchers who specialize in the study of infectious diseases creating one of the premier centers for this type of research in the nation. New state-of-the art facilities and the diverse expertise of the faculty belonging to the Center provide an excellent environment to answer critical questions relating to emerging and bioweapon-related diseases.

The facilities and faculty at the Center serve a very important role in providing hands-on training to undergraduate and graduate students who intend to pursue careers in science and technology. The Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology offers Bachelor of Science and Doctoral degrees in Microbiology and Immunology. The Department of Integrative Biology houses the Biology M.S. program which offers a thesis option with an emphasis in Microbiology and Immunology.

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STCEID Seminars

Seminars are held on Fridays, 9:00-10:00 am, in BSB 3.03.02 (Loeffler Room)

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