The Center for Molecular and Tumor Virology was established in 2002 and has been supported 3 consecutive NIH grants totaling $22.9 million. The Center consists of research labs dedicated to investigating viruses and the diseases they cause.
The goal of the Center for Molecular and Tumor Virology (CMTV) is to bring together scientists who direct independent but interactive research programs in molecular and tumor virology. The goals of the Center include mentoring new faculty and students, expanding virology research infrastructure in our region, and fostering collaboration. 55 Postdoctoral fellows and 39 PhD students have been trained in CMTV labs during its existence, with more students in training now.
The Center has hosted dozens of national and international leaders in virology and has helped train over 100 fellows and students. We support and maintain state of the art equipment and facilities for use by members of the Center and the broader LSU Health Shreveport community.