James E. Crowe, MD
Infectious Diseases, Pediatric
University of North Carolina, 1987
Residency in Pediatrics-University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC
Medical Staff Fellow in Virology-National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Clinical Fellowship, Pediatric Infectious Diseases-Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Emerging viral infections
Dr. Crowe is Director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center and the Ann Scott Carell Professor of Pediatrics, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology. His laboratory studies the human immune response to infection for a wide variety of major human pathogens, including many emerging infections. He is the Director of the HUMAN IMMUNOME PROJECT, an ambitious effort to identify the sequence of all transcripts for human adaptive immune receptors. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, National Academy of Inventors, and other major professional organizations. His work has been recognized by a number of international awards, including the Judson Daland Prize of the American Philosophical Society, the Oswald Avery Award of the IDSA, and the Korsmeyer Award of the American Society for Clinical Investigation. This research group uses a very broad array of techniques including molecular and cellular biology, state-of-the-art imaging and flow cytometry, bioinformatics, and bioengineering approaches to attack scientific problems at the forefront of immunity research. The group has been recognized widely as a leader in antibody sciences, for instance as the Best Academic Research Team, 11th Annual Vaccine Industry Excellence Awards, World Vaccine Congress, recipient of the 2019 Merck Future Insight Prize, and large-scale research grants and contracts from NIH and DoD, including the DARPA Pandemic Prevention Program (P3).