Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health

Global Health Topic(s)

Ebola virus disease (EVD), Infectious Diseases, Vaccines


United States of America (the)


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(615) 343-8064
11475 MRB IV, 2213 Garland Ave, Nashville, TN 37232


Merissa Mayo


M.D,. University of North Carolina

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James Crowe M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Ann Scott Carell Chair; Director, Vanderbilt Vaccine Center

Dr. Crowe is an immunologist and board-certified pediatric infectious diseases specialist. He is Professor of Pediatrics, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Ann Scott Carell Chair, and Director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center. His laboratory has a broad portfolio of work in the area of viral immunology, with an aim to discovery of mechanisms important to development of new vaccines. Dr. Crowe received his MD degree from the University of NC at Chapel Hill, where he also did his pediatrics residency. Following his clinical training, he received five years of postdoctoral training in the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases at the NIH. He completed infectious diseases fellowship training in 1996 at Vanderbilt. He has run an independent laboratory at Vanderbilt since that time. In addition, he directs two institutional core laboratories, the Immunology Core and the Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Core. His work has been published in over 180 publications in high-quality journals including Cell, Nature, Science, Nature Medicine, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, the New England Journal of Medicine, and JAMA. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. He has been the recipient of investigator awards from the March of Dimes, American Society for Microbiology, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, and Society for Pediatric Research. He has been awarded the Judson Daland Prize of the American Philosophical Society, the Oswald Avery Award of the IDSA, the E. Mead Johnson Award for Excellence in Pediatrics, the 2007 Outstanding Investigator Award of the American Federation for Medical Research and the 2010 Norman J. Siegel Award of the American Pediatric Society. He is an elected Fellow of AAM, AAAS, ASCI and AAP, IDSA, APS and others. He has worked in East and West Africa, and has research collaborations ongoing with investigators in Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Chile and other international sites.

Research interests: Human monoclonal antibodies for infectious diseases

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