Mark Boothby

Mark Boothby, M.D., Ph.D.
Co-Director, Program in Immunology
Phone:  615-343-1699

Luc Van Kaer

Luc Van Kaer, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Program in Immunology
Phone:  615-343-2707











 Program in Immunology

The development of effective vaccines is one the greatest public health successes in history, but new insights and discoveries are needed for pathogens without vaccines. Moreover, many of the biggest killers and greatest needs for new advances in human health are now recognized as involving the immune system:   

  •       Cancer
  •       Atherosclerosis
  •       Metabolic disorders and type II diabetes mellitus
  •       Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's Dementia
  •          Neurobehavioral disorders in the autism spectrum

 The Program in Immunology was created to address the growing need for cross-disciplinary discussions and collaborations to advance the drive toward new therapies.  The Program brings together a community of investigators interested in discovery and therapeutic development.  By combining Vanderbilt’s strengths in basic and clinical science, we are poised to make numerous exciting discoveries.  For instance: 

These are just some of the Vanderbilt resources that are being employed by Program investigators to make important discoveries in the area of immunology.  Exciting times exciting people! 

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