Mucosal and Vaccine Research Center (MAVRC)

Veterans Administration Medical Center

VA Medical Center (111F)
One Veterans Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Phone: 612-725-2000 x4183
Contact: Edward N. Janoff, MD., Director

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Biomedical Field

Infectious disease prevention
Community and international health

Goals and Mission

The goal of the Mucosal and Vaccine Research Center (MAVRC) is to provide a synergistic integration of epidemiological and basic science perspectives for innovative and realistic solutions to relevant infectious disease problems in human and veterinary medicine. The majority of infectious diseases begin at mucosal sites. Therefore, our mission is "Preventing Disease Where It Begins..."

MAVRC will accomplish this mission by establishing a unifying structure to incorporate, harness, and direct independent but overlapping research programs in human and veterinary mucosal biology and immunology with medical caregivers across the Twin Cities. Scientists and clinicians in the Medical School, the Dental School, the School of Public Health, and the College of Veterinary Medicine will work towards six goals:

Research Programs

Research areas