Message from the Director

Welcome to the website of the Oklahoma Center for Respiratory and Infectious Diseases (OCRID) of Oklahoma State University (OSU). Established in 2013 through an $11.3 million CoBRE grant from the National Institutes of Health, OCRID is quickly becoming a focal point for expanding respiratory infectious disease research in Oklahoma. We are a multi-institutional center with administrative offices housed in McElroy Hall at OSU, Stillwater. In 2016, OCRID was approved as a University Designated Research Center, with its director directly reporting to OSU Vice President for Research. Our investigators come from major research institutions across the state of Oklahoma, including 5 colleges at the OSU Stillwater campus, 1 college at the OSU Tulsa campus, 3 colleges at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences in Oklahoma City, 1 college at the University of Oklahoma Norman campus, and an independent research institute, the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation in Oklahoma City.  

We are unified by a commitment to excellence in research and training  on respiratory infectious diseases. Our scientists and leadership cultivate excellence through deliberate faculty mentorship, robust interdisciplinary collaboration, innovative research, and a dynamic bench-to-bedside-to-marketplace approach. Our investigators benefit from OCRID’s scientific and technical expertise, core facility support, and collaborative environment fostered through seminar series, work-in-progress meetings, journal club meetings and an annual retreat. Under the guidance of the distinguished scientists who serve on our Steering Committee, Internal Advisory Committee and External Advisory Committee, OCRID is developing a reputation as a regional leader in respiratory infectious disease research. We are pleased to share our progress in this exciting endeavor with you.

Lin Liu, Ph.D.

Director, OCRID



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