James D. Chappell, MD, PhD

James D. Chappell, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Medical Center North
1161 21st Avenue South
Room / Suite
D-7235
Nashville
Tennessee
37232-2585
Phone
(615) 322-2250

Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University, 1997
M.D.
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2001
Residency
Pathology Residency-Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Department of Pathology
Fellowships
Post-doctoral Fellowship-Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Microbiology Fellowship-Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Department of Pathology

Clinical Interests

Viral diseases, Vaccines, Antivirals, Viral replication

Research Information

Dr. Chappell's scientific interests encompass the biology, pathogenesis, etiology, and prevention of viral diseases, emphasizing infections of the respiratory and enteric systems. He has investigated structural and functional principles governing virus cell-targeting and replication programs using model systems of virus-cell interactions and more recently focused on replication mechanisms and countermeasures development against highly virulent emerging viruses, specifically, Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronaviruses. Other ongoing collaborative research includes the contemporary pathogen spectrum and genetic diversity, clinical features, and vaccine-mediated prevention of acute viral respiratory and gastrointestinal infections of children.

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