Sandra A. Rotman Laboratories

The Sandra A. Rotman Laboratories focuses on translational biomedical research that characterizes major global health threats such as malaria, HIV, tuberculosis and sepsis particularly as they pertain to maternal and child health. One of our primary goals is to elucidate the molecular basis for adverse outcomes in infections and to translate this knowledge into novel diagnostics and therapeutics to improve survival and to prevent neurocognitive disability in children. Other specific research efforts include the development of molecular surveillance tools for emerging diseases especially those that threaten maternal-child health, migrants, and global health and security. Our efforts are also focused on global equity, knowledge sharing and education, including the transfer of appropriate technologies and the training of research scientists in the developing world, enabling and empowering them to address their own problems in a sustainable fashion.