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Georgia Doris Tomaras

Professor in Surgery
Surgery, Surgical Sciences
Box 104777 DUMC, Bay 47 Carmichael Bldg, 300 N. Duke St, Durham, NC 27701
300 N Duke St, Durham, NC 27701


Dr. Georgia Tomaras is a tenured Professor of Surgery, Professor of Immunology, Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM) and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).  Dr. Tomaras is Co-Director of the Center for Human Systems Immunology (CHSI) Duke University and Director of the Duke Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). Her national and international leadership roles include: Executive Management Team (EMT) leader and mPI for the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN); Director of Lab Sciences (HVTN); and Chair of NIH Vaccine Research Center (VRC) Board of Scientific Counselors. Her prior leadership roles include serving as the Director of Research, Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI); Director of the DHVI Training Program; Associate Director of DHVI Research; Co-Director of the Interdisciplinary Research Training Program in AIDS (IRTPA) Duke; Chair of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) AIDS Vaccine Research Subcommittee (AVRS), and Advisory Counsel member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Dr. Tomaras’ primary research focus is deciphering mechanisms of protective human immunity and identification of immune correlates of protection to further development of effective vaccines against infectious diseases.  


Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor in Surgery · 2015 - Present Surgery, Surgical Sciences, Surgery
Chief, Division of Surgical Sciences · 2022 - Present Surgery, Surgical Sciences, Surgery
Professor in Integrative Immunobiology · 2015 - Present Integrative Immunobiology, Basic Science Departments
Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology · 2015 - Present Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Basic Science Departments
Member of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute · 2007 - Present Duke Human Vaccine Institute, Institutes and Centers
Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute · 2014 - Present Duke Global Health Institute, University Institutes and Centers
Core Faculty in Innovation & Entrepreneurship · 2019 - Present Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Initiatives

Education, Training & Certifications

State University of New York Upstate Medical University · 1998 Ph.D.