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Georgia Tomaras

Professor (with tenure), Department of Surgery
Professor, Department of Immunology
Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
School of Medicine
(919) 681-5598
Georgia Tomaras


Dr. Tomaras' overall research program is to understand the cellular and humoral immune response to HIV-1 infection and vaccination that are involved in protection from HIV-1. The research in the Tomaras laboratory centers around three main projects involving 1) antiviral CD8 T cell responses in HIV-1 infection and post vaccination, 2) mucosal and systemic antibody responses to infection and vaccination in both non-human primates and humans and 3) the ontogeny of neutralizing antibodies in HIV-1 infection. Her laboratory is also within the Duke Human Vaccine Institute.



Recent Publications

Shacklett, BL, Blanco, J, Hightow-Weidman, L, Mgodi, N, Alcami, J, Buchbinder, S, Chirenje, M, Dabee, S, Diallo, M, Dumchev, K, Herrera, C, Levy, ME, Martin-Gayo, E, Makoah, NA, Mitchell, KM, Mugwanya, K, Reddy, K, Rodríguez, ML, Rodriguez-Garcia, M, Shover, CL, Shrivastava, T, Tomaras, GD, Van Diepen, M, Walia, M, Warren, M, Manrique, A, Thyagarajan, B, & Torri, T. (2019, April 22). HIVR4P 2018: From Research to Impact. Aids Research and Human Retroviruses,.
Kibler, KV, Asbach, B, Perdiguero, B, García-Arriaza, J, Yates, NL, Parks, R, Stanfield-Oakley, S, Ferrari, G, Montefiori, DC, Tomaras, GD, Roederer, M, Foulds, KE, Forthal, DN, Seaman, MS, Self, S, Gottardo, R, Phogat, S, Tartaglia, J, Barnett, S, Cristillo, AD, Weiss, D, Galmin, L, Ding, S, Heeney, JL, Esteban, M, Wagner, R, Pantaleo, G, & Jacobs, BL. (2019, February). Replication-Competent NYVAC-KC Yields Improved Immunogenicity to HIV-1 Antigens in Rhesus Macaques Compared to Nonreplicating NYVAC. Journal of Virology, 93 (3).

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