The Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research (IIDR) was established in 2007 through an unprecedented gift from
Michael G. DeGroote.
The IIDR is founded on principles of interdisciplinary collaboration, research excellence, and commitment to training the next generations of infectious disease researchers and clinicians.
The IIDR members are from three faculties and eight departments at McMaster University. More than 400 graduate students, post-doctoral and clinical fellows research various programs funded by provincial, national, and international peer reviewed agencies as well as the private sector.