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Georgia Doris Tomaras

A. Geller Distinguished Professor for Research in Immunology
Surgery, Surgical Sciences
Box 104777 DUMC, Bay 47 Carmichael Bldg, 300 N. Duke St, Durham, NC 27701
300 N Duke St, Durham, NC 27701

Selected Grants


Duke Research Training Program in Surgical Oncology

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2024 - 2029

Advanced Immunobiology Traning Program for Surgeons

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2019 - 2029

The Immunity to Streptococcus Pyogenes Network: iSpy-Net

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Leducq Foundation for Cardiovascular Research · 2024 - 2028

Overcoming humoral rejection after xenotransplantation in sensitized nonhuman primate recipients

ResearchCollaborator · Awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases · 2023 - 2028

Duke Research Training Program in Surgical Oncology

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2024 - 2029

Advanced Immunobiology Traning Program for Surgeons

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2019 - 2029

The Immunity to Streptococcus Pyogenes Network: iSpy-Net

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Leducq Foundation for Cardiovascular Research · 2024 - 2028

Overcoming humoral rejection after xenotransplantation in sensitized nonhuman primate recipients

ResearchCollaborator · Awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases · 2023 - 2028

Duke Preparing Research Scholars in Biomedical Sciences- Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2022 - 2027

Impact of Antibody Effector Function Diversity on Antiviral Activity In Situ

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2021 - 2026

Immunogenicity (Serum IgG)

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Uvax Bio, LLC · 2024 - 2026

Antibody Dynamics for BNT165b1

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by BioNTech SE · 2023 - 2025

GHDC Antibody Dynamics Core

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation · 2019 - 2025

Interdisciplinary Research Training Program in AIDS

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2010 - 2025

Center for AIDS Research

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases · 2005 - 2025

Basic Immunology Training Program

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2020 - 2025

Immune Responses to Malaria, HIV and SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Immunization

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Seattle Children's Research Institute · 2022 - 2025

Nonhuman Primate Option 6

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2018 - 2025

Ab Dynamics & Organ-Chip approaches to test mechanisms of protective Abs

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation · 2023 - 2024

BCG Case Control Study

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Bill and Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute · 2023 - 2024

HIV Vaccine Trials Network Laboratory Center

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center · 2022 - 2024

HVTN Leadership and Operations Center (LOC)

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center · 2022 - 2024

HVTN Laboratory Center: Phase 1 PF

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center · 2022 - 2024

CoVPN 5001 A Prospective Study of Acute Immune Responses to SARS-CoV-2 Infection

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center · 2022 - 2024

CIVICS Component C - Option 4

ResearchInvestigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2019 - 2024

CIVICS Component A - Option 4

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2019 - 2024

Viral Oncology Training Grant

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 1980 - 2024

HVTN Supplement 2022

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center · 2022 - 2023

HVTN 405/HPTN 1901 (CoVPN) Characterizing SARS-CoV-2-specific Immunity in Convalescent Individuals

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center · 2022 - 2023

HVTN Laboratory Center: 702 PF

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center · 2020 - 2023

Transplant Infectious Diseases Interdisciplinary Research Training Grant (TIDIRTG)

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2018 - 2023

Duke Resident Physician-Scientist Program - NIAID

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPreceptor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2018 - 2023

New Analytic Approaches and Endpoints in Human HIV Vaccine Correlate Studies

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by Dartmouth College · 2022 - 2023

Bridging Antibody Fc-mediated Antiviral Functions Across Humans and Non-human Primates

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2016 - 2023

HVTN 705 Case Control Janssen

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center · 2021 - 2022

HVTN TB Supplement

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center · 2021 - 2022

GH-VAP: Duke Antibody Dynamics Core Extension; INV-008612 Supplement

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation · 2019 - 2022

Sanofi Coronavirus Studies

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Sanofi Pasteur, Inc · 2021 - 2022

HVTN Laboratory Center: Phase 1 PF

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center · 2020 - 2022

HVTN Leadership and Operations Center (LOC)

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center · 2020 - 2022

CoVPN 5001 A prospective study of acute immune responses to SARS-CoV2 infection - LAB

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center · 2020 - 2022

HVTN 405/HPTN 1901 (CoVPN) Characterizing SARS-CoV-2-specific Immunity in Convalescent Individuals

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center · 2020 - 2022

HVTN Laboratory Center: P5 PF

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center · 2020 - 2021

HVTN 705 Pilot

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center · 2020 - 2021

MGD020 IND enabling studies

ResearchInvestigator · Awarded by MacroGenics, Inc. · 2020 - 2021

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Training Program

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2005 - 2021

Immunologic control of HIV-1 through combination bNAbs and biologics

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Rockefeller University · 2020 - 2021

Harnessing Mucin-IgG Interactions to Enhance HIV Vaccine Function

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Northwestern University · 2020 - 2021

Comparing HIV Mucosal Targets in US and Kenyan Populations

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Northwestern University · 2019 - 2021

Statistical methods for HIV-1 immune correlates studies

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center · 2016 - 2021

Protocol Development Assays

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center · 2019 - 2020

HVTN 703

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center · 2019 - 2020

HVTN Scientific Leadership

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center · 2018 - 2020

HVTN Laboratory Center: HVTN 704

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center · 2015 - 2020

HVTN Laboratory Center: HVTN Phase 1

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center · 2015 - 2020

HVTN Laboratory Center: HVTN 118

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center · 2006 - 2020

PRO HIV-013 Humoral Immune Response

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by GlaxoSmithKline · 2018 - 2020

HVTN TB Correlates Pilot Studies Supplement

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center · 2019 - 2019

Defining universal protective signatures for HIV-1 through systems vaccinology

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center · 2019 - 2019

QBI - reagent support quote

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Quality Biological, Inc. · 2018 - 2019

HIV Research for Prevention 2018: Vaccine, Microbicide and ARV-based Prevention Science (HIVR4P)

ConferencePrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2018 - 2018

HVTN Laboratory Center: HVTN 117

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center · 2017 - 2018

HVTN Laboratory Center: HVTN 118

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center · 2017 - 2018

HIV Vaccine Trials Network: LC P5 PF

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center · 2015 - 2018

HVTN - A004

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center · 2015 - 2018

Identifying key determinants that modulate maternal IgG transplacental transfer to the fetus

FellowshipCo-Mentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2017 - 2018

Humoral and cellular immunity during acute HIV-1

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Henry M. Jackson Foundation · 2014 - 2018

Nonhuman Primate Core-Option 6

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2012 - 2018

The duality of vaccine elicited HIV specific-IgA antibodies: Providing protection or diminishing protection

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2016 - 2017

HVTN 117

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center · 2016 - 2017

Early Infection Response

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology · 2011 - 2017

Animal Models of Infectious Diseases Part A

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2010 - 2017

Statistical methods for HIV-1 immune correlates studies

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center · 2015 - 2016

LC: HIV Vaccine Trials Network: Phase 1 PF

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center · 2014 - 2015

HIV Vaccine Trials Network: LC P5 PF

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center · 2014 - 2015

HVTN 505 Protocol

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center · 2014 - 2015

HVTN LC: Virion Capture

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center · 2014 - 2015

McElrath Objective 3-Evaluate potential mucosal quality indicators

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center · 2014 - 2015

HIV Envelope-specific functional antibody responses in HIV-exposed, HIV-vaccinated infants

ResearchCollaborator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2012 - 2015

Harnessing Antibody-Mucus Interaction to Prevent HIV Transmission

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Northwestern University · 2011 - 2015

Education - Training

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of Copenhagen · 2015 - 2015

HIV-1 Gene Suppression by CD8+ T Cells

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2002 - 2015

Testing the ability of antibody-mucin interactions to provide vaccine function

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Northwestern University · 2013 - 2015

Epigenetic Control of the CD8+ T-cell Response to HIV

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2013 - 2014

McElrath Objective 3-Evaluate potential mucosal quality indicators

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center · 2014 - 2014

AIDS International Training and Research Program

ResearchAdvisor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2003 - 2014

Non-human Primate Binding Antibody Evaluation

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2008 - 2012

Large Scale Antibody and TCell Epitope Discovery

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2004 - 2011

Elucidation of the Mechanisms of CD8+ T Cell Noncytolytic Antiviral Response

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2009 - 2010

Central Laboratory for the HIV Vaccines Trial Network

ResearchResearch Associate · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2000 - 2006

NCRR FACSAria Cell Sorter

EquipmentCo Investigator · Awarded by National Center for Research Resources · 2004 - 2006

External Relationships


  • Emory University School of Medicine
  • Gilead Scholars reviewer
  • Michelson Prizes Human Immunome Project
  • National Institutes of Health (Vaccine Research Center)
  • UNC SAB member
  • Emory University School of Medicine
  • Gilead Scholars reviewer
  • Michelson Prizes Human Immunome Project
  • National Institutes of Health (Vaccine Research Center)
  • UNC SAB member
  • University of Alabama, Birmingham

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