Center for Vaccines and Immunology

Leading the way in immunology and vaccine development

Established in 2015, the Center for Vaccines and Immunology (CVI) is made up of a premier team of researchers that are leading the way in basic and translational research in immunology and vaccine development.

CVI at a glance




GRA Scholars


Industrial Agreements

$ 4.6 M

FY19 grant funding

UGA is the logical home for the CVI thanks to its diverse, world-renowned expertise within the areas of infectious disease, veterinary medicine, ecology and public health. With UGA’s world-class biocontainment research resources coupled with the expertise of scientists from nearby institutions, CVI investigators can focus on translational studies to test and assess the efficacy of vaccines and immunotherapies in development by industry, governmental and academic institutions.

CVI Seminar Series

All seminars are held in the Coverdell Center, room S175 at 11 a.m.

Date Speaker Institution Topic
Sept. 11, 2019 Courtney Murdock, Ph.D. University of Georgia The role of the environment in shaping host-pathogen interactions, life history, and vector-borne disease transmission
Sept. 18, 2019 Steven Bosinger, Ph.D. Emory University School of Medicine In vivo lineage tracing of B cells after vaccination using integrated bioinformatics
Sept. 25, 2019 Balazs Rada, Ph.D. University of Georgia Antimicrobial actions of lactoperoxidase and dual oxidase 1 against influenza virus and Streptococcus pneumoniae
Oct. 2, 2019 Zachary Beau Reneer, Graduate Student University of Georgia Computationally Optimized Broadly Reactive Antigens (COBRA) H2 Influenza Vaccines Elicit Broadly Protective Antibodies and Protected Mice from Viral Challenge.


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CVI and Dr. Ted Ross to be featured on Discovery and Science Channel’s new show Invisible Killers

CVI and Dr. Ted Ross to be featured on Discovery and Science Channel’s new show Invisible Killers 

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