About MIEP

The MIEP team develops and disseminates user-friendly mathematical and computational models for studying human immunity to infection of vaccination. MIEP combines mathematical modeling and immunology experimentation to characterize the mechanisms of underlying immune responses to enteric pathogens. Models, data, and tools become seamlessly integrated in MIEP’s modeling platform to advance the development of novel host-targeted therapeutics.

MIEP History

The Center for Modeling Immunity to Enteric Pathogens (MIEP) is a NIAID-funded program within the Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory. Under the guidance of Dr. Bassaganya-Riera (Principal Investigator), MIEP’s mission is to understand the mechanisms of action underlying immune responses to enteric pathogens.

Modeling Immunity for Biodefense-
MIEP is one of four NIAID-funded Centers in Modeling Immunity for Biodefense (MIB)

1. University of Rochester Center for Biodefense Immune Modeling
2. The Center for Computational Immunology
3. The Program for Research on Immune Modeling and Experimentation (PRIME)
4. The Center for Modeling Immunity to Enteric Pathogens (MIEP)

Our Mission

To comprehensively and systematically characterize mechanisms of action underlying infectious, metabolic and immune-mediated diseases; the NIMML will translate this new knowledge towards developing innovative therapeutics for human diseases that are safer and more effective.

Our Vision

To become a world-leading research laboratory in translational, personalized, predictive, participatory, and preventive medicine.

Our Values

Integrity, creativity, efficiency, teamwork, confidentiality, customer-service orientation, loyalty, commitment, trust, attention to detail, and impeccable work ethics.

Open positions

What NIMML Students Say

"Being a part of NIMML, I have realized that there is much to learn about immunology especially when combined with computational methods. Each new day inspires me to become a better learner and a humble researcher."

- Prerana Pathak

Please contact us if you would like to discuss the possibility of contributing financial support for our research. If you are ready to contribute a tax-deductible donation, please do the following:

  1. Go to http://www.givingto.vt.edu/MakingAGift/immediate-impact.html and follow the instructions.
  2. Under the specific area to support, please add: “VBI ref. #871982”
  3. Under Comments, please include: “For support of Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory Research”

Lab Presentation Schedule

Date Presenter Topic
04-14-17 Meghna Verma Insights on Helicobacter pylori infections using ENISI-MSM
04-07-17 Tori Godfrey
03-31-17 Will Newcomer
03-24-17 Chloe Starr
03-17-17 Caroline Stewart Predictive modeling of alternative treatments for C. difficile infection
03-03-17 Stefan Weston LANCL2 Regulation of Akt
02-24-17 Mischa Michael Directed Movement in ENISI-MSM
02-17-17 Sara Prince LANCL2 in Viral Response
02-10-17 Ariana Herbst Data Manipulation and Analysis in Python, R, and MATLAB
02-03-17 Nuria Tubau Juni LANCL2 Regulation of Immunometabolism in IBD