Tropical Medicine & Infectious Diseases | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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Welcome from Our Chair

We are developing novel rationally designed immunoprophylactics and immunotherapeutics for infectious disease pathogens and training the next generation of basic scientists and clinical researchers. The Center for Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases (CTMID) promotes an environment that inspires passion especially to find novel cures for diseases which recognize no human-made borders.

Afzal A. Siddiqui, M.Phil., Ph.D.
Chair, Immunology and Molecular Microbiology


We are a part of the Department of Internal Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) aimed specifically in the pursuit of excellence in research and education in the areas of tropical medicine and infectious disease.


Our focus at the Center for Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases (CTMID) is to enrich lives of others by advancing knowledge through innovative research as well as educating and training students in this specialized area. 


Human trials for the schistosomiasis vaccine began on May 23, 2022.

First Human Subject 

Please see the video snippet below for additional information on this CTMID program.