Vanderbilt Vaccine Center

Hope for an RSV vaccine

Newly discovered features in an RSV protein may be useful for rational structure-based vaccine design.

Computer illustration of a plasma cell (B-cell, left) secreting antibodies (white) against influenza viruses (right). Antibodies bind to specific antigens, for instance viral proteins, marking them for destruction by phagocyte immune cells.

Flu Fighter: Dr. James Crowe is leading a global effort to take the guesswork out of the flu shot

From Vanderbilt Magazine: James Crowe, director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, hopes to create a universal flu vaccine–permanently eliminating the problem of ineffective or under-effective annual flu shots.

VUMC joins national effort to block global pandemics of potentially lethal viruses

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has signed a five-year cooperative agreement worth up to $28 million with Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) to develop methods for preventing the global spread of viruses like chikungunya and Zika.

Crowe elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

James Crowe Jr., MD, director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Vanderbilt leads international effort to develop universal flu vaccine

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are leading an international effort to develop a universal influenza vaccine that would protect everyone against all strains of the flu anywhere in the world.

Awards honor contributions, skills of VUMC research staff

Laboratory and administrative personnel at Vanderbilt University Medical Center were honored last week for research excellence during the 13th annual Research Staff Awards luncheon at the University Club.

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