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Georgia Doris Tomaras, PhD

Professor in Surgery
Professor in Immunology
Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Office: 300 N Duke St, Durham, NC 27701
Campus Mail: DUMC Box 104777 DUMC, Bay 47 Carmichael Bldg, 300 N. Duke St, Durham, NC 27701

Research in the Tomaras Laboratory in the Duke Human Vaccine Institute and Departments of Surgery, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Duke University Medical Center, focuses on the identification of immune correlates of protection for preventative vaccines and identification of the mechanisms responsible for potent inhibition of human pathogens.  

Education and Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center For Aids Research, Department Of Surgery, Duke University, 1998 - 2001
  • Ph.D., State University of New York Upstate Medical University, 1998

Selected Grants

Publications

Bar-On, Yotam, Henning Gruell, Till Schoofs, Joy A. Pai, Lilian Nogueira, Allison L. Butler, Katrina Millard, et al. “Safety and antiviral activity of combination HIV-1 broadly neutralizing antibodies in viremic individuals.” Nat Med 24, no. 11 (November 2018): 1701–7. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-018-0186-4.

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Bradley, Todd, Dimitra Peppa, Isabela Pedroza-Pacheco, Dapeng Li, Derek W. Cain, Ricardo Henao, Vaishnavi Venkat, et al. “RAB11FIP5 Expression and Altered Natural Killer Cell Function Are Associated with Induction of HIV Broadly Neutralizing Antibody Responses.” Cell 175, no. 2 (October 4, 2018): 387-399.e17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2018.08.064.

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Pollara, Justin, Dorothy I. Jones, Tori Huffman, Maria Dennis, Grace Li, Derrick Goodman, R Whitney Edwards, et al. “Bridging Vaccine-induced Antibody Responses in Rabbit and Rhesus Macaque Animal Models.” In Aids Research and Human Retroviruses, 34:129–129. MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Hosseinipour, Mina, Craig Innes, Sarita Naidoo, Georgia Tomaras, Lynn Morris, Allan DeCamp, Barbara Metch, et al. “Co-administration of 3 Doses of DNA/Protein Improves Antibody Responses to a Prime-boost Approach, but Needle-free Injection of DNA Shows No Benefit.” In Aids Research and Human Retroviruses, 34:337–337. MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC, 2018.

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Williams, LaTonya, Matthew Zirui Tay, Xiaoying Shen, Sheetal Sawant, Lindsay Dahora, Nicole Yates, David Easterhoff, et al. “Delayed and Repetitive Boosting of RV144 Vaccinees Improves Antiviral Immunity Associated With Correlates of HIV-1 Infection Risk.” In Aids Research and Human Retroviruses, 34:88–88. MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC, 2018.

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Felber, Barbara, Shakti Singh, Antonio Valentin, Margherita Rosati, Eric Ramierz, Rami Doueiri, Xintao Hu, et al. “DNA and protein co-delivery vaccines using TLR-4-based adjuvants induce potent immune responses able to delay heterologous SIV acquisition.” In Journal of Medical Primatology, 47:313–313. WILEY, 2018.

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Moodie, Zoe, Craig Innes, Mina Hosseinipour, Sarita Naidoo, Linda-Gail Bekker, Fatima Laher, Nicole Grunenberg, et al. “DNA-prime Induces Higher Magnitude Humoral Responses Than ALVAC-prime in HIV Vaccine Regimens With the Same Protein Boost.” In Aids Research and Human Retroviruses, 34:17–17. MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC, 2018.

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Fleming, Lamar Ballweber, Kristen W. Cohen, Aaron Seese, Rachael Nelson, Crystal Huynh, Austin Varni, Zoe Moodie, et al. “Expansion of VH1-2*02 Env-specific B Cells in a Non-neutralizing HIV-1 Env Vaccine Regimen.” In Aids Research and Human Retroviruses, 34:109–109. MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC, 2018.

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Goepfert, Paul, Martin Casapia, Marnie Elizaga, Yu Huang, Julia Hutter, Chenchen Yu, Kelly Seaton, et al. “HVTN114: A Phase 1 Trial to Evaluate Late Boosts With AIDSVAX B/E of Participants Previously Vaccinated With MVA/HIV62B in DNA/MVA or MVA Regimens.” In Aids Research and Human Retroviruses, 34:184–184. MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC, 2018.

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Edupuganti, Srilatha, Stephen De Rosa, Yunda Huang, Xao Han, Mengshu Shao, Marnie Elizaga, Edith Swann, et al. “Immune Responses to PENNVAX-GP (R) HIV DNA Vaccine Plus IL-12 Are Equivalent or Superior When Delivered by Intradermal vs. Intramuscular Electroporation.” In Aids Research and Human Retroviruses, 34:45–45. MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

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