Center of Biomedical Research Excellence




COBRE Leadership

Program Director - Alan Rothman, M.D., Research Professor

Alan Rothman, M.D., Research Professor, Institute for Immunology and Informatics

Alan L. Rothman, M.D., is Research Professor in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, URI, and Head of iCubed’s Laboratory of Viral Immunity and Pathogenesis. He became involved in research on immunity and pathogenesis of viral diseases in humans during his fellowship in Infectious Diseases and has continued this research in collaboration with colleagues in the US and internationally in Thailand, Europe, and Latin America. Current studies involve both clinical and basic research studies on pathogenesis and immunity of emerging and re-emerging viral infections. A major focus of his research has been defining the virological and immunological events in acute dengue virus infection and their relationship to the development of the viral hemorrhagic fever syndrome. Dr. Rothman’s mentoring experience includes service as Program Director for an Institutional Training Grant (2005-2011) and direct mentoring for junior faculty, MD and PhD post-doctoral fellows, masters degree and undergraduate students.


Steering Committee:
Annie De Groot, M.D.
Loren Fast, Ph.D.
Jonathan Kurtis, M.D., Ph.D.

External Advisory Committee:
James Padbury, M.D. (Chair)- Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island
Francis Ennis, M.D.- University of Massachusetts Medical School
William Green, M.D.- Dartmouth Medical School
John Leong, M.D., Ph.D.- Tufts University School of Medicine
Steven Opal, M.D.- Brown University

Center of Biomedical Research Excellence