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Mihai Luchian Azoitei

Associate Professor in Medicine
Duke Human Vaccine Institute


Dr. Mihai Azoitei obtained a BA in biochemistry and computer science from Middlebury College (Middlebury, Vermont) and a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Washington (Seattle, WA), where he worked in the group of Dr. William Schief. He then completed postdoctoral studies in the lab of Dr. Klaus Hahn in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before joining Duke University and the Duke Human Vaccine Institute as an assistant professor in 2018.

Proteins are the building blocks of life and manipulating their function holds immense promise to uncover fundamental biological processes and develop novel therapeutics. The Azoitei group aims to harness recent advances in protein engineering methods to develop vaccines against pathogens that seriously threaten human health.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor in Medicine · 2023 - Present Duke Human Vaccine Institute, Institutes and Centers
Assistant Professor of Pathology · 2021 - Present Pathology, Clinical Science Departments
Member of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute · 2018 - Present Duke Human Vaccine Institute, Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Washington · 2011 Ph.D.