To leverage the power of translational research for the prevention, cure and elimination of major infectious and immune threats to human health in the 21st century.
To create and foster interdisciplinary translational research teams that will:
- Generate new understandings of the microbial, host and environmental determinants that underlie the development of human infectious and immune diseases.
- Develop new preventative, diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to combat these conditions.
To fund research on the role of microbes in human diseases and diseases for which there is a primary immunologic cause or for which the treatment is primarily directed at the immune system.