Principal Investigator


James E. Crowe, Jr., M.D.

Departments of Pediatrics, Pathology,
Microbiology and Immunology
Director, Vanderbilt Vaccine Center
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
11475 MRB IV - 2213 Garland Ave.
Nashville, TN 37232-0417
PH: 615-343-8064
FAX: 615-343-4456

Dr. Crowe is an immunologist and board-certified pediatric infectious diseases specialist. He is Professor of Pediatrics, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, and Director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center. His laboratory has a broad portfolio of work in the area of viral immunology and cell biology, with an aim to discovery of mechanisms important to development of new vaccines.

Dr. Crowe received his MD degree from the University of NC at Chapel Hill, where he also did his pediatrics residency. Following his clinical training, he received five years of postdoctoral training in the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases at the NIH. He completed infectious diseases fellowship training in 1996 at Vanderbilt. He has run an independent laboratory at Vanderbilt since that time. In addition he directs two institutional core laboratories, the Human Immunology Core and the Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Core. His work has been published in over 150 publications in high-quality journals including Nature, Science, Nature Medicine, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, the New England Journal of Medicine, and JAMA. He has been the recipient of investigator awards from the March of Dimes, American Society for Microbiology, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, and Society for Pediatric Research. He has been awarded the Judson Daland Prize of the American Philosophical Society, the Oswald Avery Award of the IDSA, the E. Mead Johnson Award for Excellence in Pediatrics, the 2007 Outstanding Investigator Award of the American Federation for Medical Research and the 2010 Norman J. Siegel Award of the American Pediatric Society. He is an elected Fellow of AAM, AAAS, ASCI and AAP, IDSA, APS and others.