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The Duke Human Vaccine Institute provides national and international leadership in the fight against major infectious diseases. 

We are an interdisciplinary, interdepartmental institute dedicated to the study of basic and translational science required to understand host-pathogen interactions that can be translated to vaccines against human diseases. 

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Our team of highly interactive investigators have expertise in mucosal and systemic virology, immunology, molecular biology, microbiology and animal models and are dedicated to solving major societal problems that affect millions of people globally. We are committed to performing world-class basic and translational science and also to building the next generation of scientific leaders.


Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employee opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Current openings at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute are listed below.

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Watch our videos to learn more about the DHVI’s various research areas, our state-of-the-art equipment, and see our brilliant scientists at work.

CORONAVIRUS: Our scientists are hard at work creating a vaccine that can protect us against all potential coronaviruses, from the common cold to COVID. How is that possible? Listen directly from them as they break down the science.
INFLUENZA: The Duke CIVICs Manufacturing and Toxicology Core is a comprehensive program within DHVI that can create biologic products from start to finish. The CIVICs program aims to develop novel improved seasonal and universal vaccines that will prevent the next influenza pandemic and provide more robust coverage year to year.
HIV AND OTHER DISEASES: Researchers at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute are leaders in research aimed at developing vaccines that teach the human immune system to respond to diseases like influenza, HIV, and cytomegalovirus (CMV) which impact hundreds of thousands of people globally.

The Duke Human Vaccine Institute is on Duke University's West Campus.

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Duke Human Vaccine Institute
2 Genome Court
MSRB II
DUMC 103020
Durham, NC 27710

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