Colpitts Lab

Welcome to the web page for Dr. Tonya Colpitts' lab!


Our lab primarily works on dengue virus, which is a mosquito-borne flavivirus that can infect humans and cause severe febrile illness, occasionally leading to lethal hemorrhagic fever. There has been a recent trend of increased epidemic activity and geographic expansion of dengue infection and it is considered a serious emerging global health problem. The WHO estimates that more that 100 million people become infected every year and that 2 billion are at risk of disease. There is no vaccine or specific therapeutic agent available against dengue virus, yet…


Department of Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2301, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-988-3558