The Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases (CTEGD) was founded in 1998 to bring together the University of Georgia’s expertise in parasitology research. With more than 25 laboratories from eight departments in four UGA colleges, CTEGD is a leading parasitology research center known around the world for its interdisciplinary approach to tackling diseases of poverty.

Students join CTEGD to make a real-world impact on public health through research. Its NIH-funded Training in Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases program allows them to pursue their passion and gain skills in molecular biology, entomology, biochemistry, cellular biology, genetics, bioinformatics and more, preparing them to tackle similar big, unsolved problems in their future careers.