Dr James Crowe | Director of Vanderbilt Vaccine Center

Dr James Crowe, Director of Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, Vanderbilt

Dr. Crowe is Director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center and the Ann Scott Carell Professor of Pediatrics, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology. His laboratory studies the human immune responses to infection or vaccination. His team has studied immunity to a wide variety of major human pathogens, including avian influenza, chikungunya virus, Ebola virus, Zika virus and others. His group is working to develop new methods in computational immunology for rational design of vaccines and antibodies. He is the Director of the Human Immunome Project, an ambitious effort to identify the sequence of all transcripts for adaptive immune receptors on the planet. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and has been the recipient of a number of major investigator awards for research.


Agenda Day 1 @ 09:20

Human Vaccine Project: How much of the immune response do we understand? Deciphering the human immunome for a better vaccine design

  • How have technological advances in next-generation DNA sequencing offered ways to probe the human immune system?
  • Results so far on the Human Immunome that could lead to acceleration of vaccine development
  • Working toward a complete catalogue of expressed human immune receptors
  • Challenges in interpreting the vast amount of data into meaningful information

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