About the Infectious Disease Research Center (IDRC)

Mission: To provide outstanding service to research and small business customers through laboratory maintenance, maintenance of relevant specialized services and provide access to new opportunities in order to support and enhance their ability to meet their research goals. 

The Infectious Disease Research Center (IDRC) at Colorado State University’s Foothills campus is dedicated to Infectious Disease research and business applications.

Infectious disease remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world and causes immeasurable suffering and loss for individuals, families and societies. Infectious diseases are major impediments to social and economic development in countries and regions that can least afford them.

The academic structure of the IDRC is a multidisciplinary alliance of researchers, working on innovative research and discovery.  The enterprise infrastructure promotes business alliances, new commercial applications and opportunities for additional investment in research and research products.

The aim is to address global challenges that are complex and demand multidisciplinary approaches through a foundation of scholarly excellence in core disciplines that are focused on academic research areas of interest and importance to government, not-for-profit entities and corporate and philanthropic partners locally, regionally, nationally and across the world.

Symposium Organizing Committee

John Belisle, PhD

Associate Department Head for Research, Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Pathology

Gregg Dean, DVM, PhD

Department Head, Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Pathology

Raymond Goodrich, PhD

Executive Director, Infectious Disease Research Center (IDRC)

Todd Headley, MBA

President, CSU Ventures

Dennis Pierro, PhD

Director, BioMARC

Stuart Tobet, PhD

Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences

Ben Walker

Life Sciences Program Director, Innosphere

Mark Wdowik

Assistant Vice President of Research and Industry Partnerships, Colorado State University