Georgia Tomaras, PhD

Professor in Surgery


Rm 4079 MSRB II, 106 Research Drive
Durham, NC 27710

Department / Division

Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology


Other, Duke University (2001)
Ph.D., SUNY Upstate Medical University (1998)
B.S., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (1993)

As Director of Research, Dr. Tomaras is responsible for facilitating cutting-edge, collaborative and interdisciplinary research consistent with the goals and mission of the Institute. She serves as the primary liaison between the research staff and the administration and contributes to both short-term and long-term strategic planning. In 2015, Dr. Tomaras together, with Dr. Thielman, Division of Infectious Diseases, wrote and were awarded a 2.1 million dollar T32 training grant from the National Institutes of Health for postdoctoral research training. The overall goal of the T32 "Interdisciplinary Research Training Program in AIDS (IRTPA)" is to equip the next generation of scientists, with an emphasis on training underrepresented minorities, to expertly work across multiple disciplines including vaccine immunology, clinical research, engineering, biostatistics/bioinformatics and global health. The training program is supported by a large funding base of ~ $ 60.8 M in HIV/AIDS research funding, to faculty at Duke University and is committed to providing a transformative environment for training future scientists to be innovative leaders who identify cross-cutting solutions to improve human health worldwide.

Representative Publications

Li, SS; Gilbert, PB; Tomaras, GD; Kijak, G; Ferrari, G; Thomas, R; Zolla-Pazner, S; Evans, DT; Li, Y; Gottardo, R; Dai, JY; Janes, H; Morris, D; Fong, Y; Edlefsen, PT; Li, F; Magaret, CA; Frahm, N; Alpert, MD; Rerks-Ngarm, S; Pitisuttithum, P; Kaewkungwal, J; Nitayaphan, S; Robb, ML; O'Connell, RJ; Michael, NL; Kim, JH; McElrath, MJ; Geraghty, DE
Frahm, MA; Picking, RA; Kuruc, JD; McGee, KS; Gay, CL; Eron, JJ; Hicks, CB; Tomaras, GD; Ferrari, G
Goepfert, P; Elizaga, M; Montefiori, D; Hural, J; DeRosa, S; Tomaras, G; Seaton, K; Sato, A; Ouedraogo, L; Donastorg, Y; Cardinali, M; Lama, J; Baden, L; Keefer, M; McElrath, J; Kalams, S; Robinson, H
Goepfert, PA; Elizaga, ML; Sato, A; Qin, L; Cardinali, M; Hay, CM; Hural, J; DeRosa, SC; DeFawe, OD; Tomaras, GD; Montefiori, DC; Xu, Y; Lai, L; Kalams, SA; Baden, LR; Frey, SE; Blattner, WA; Wyatt, LS; Moss, B; Robinson, HL; National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases HIV Vaccine Trials Network,
Levesque, MC; Moody, MA; Hwang, KK; Marshall, DJ; Whitesides, JF; Amos, JD; Gurley, TC; Allgood, S; Haynes, BB; Vandergrift, NA; Plonk, S; Parker, DC; Cohen, MS; Tomaras, GD; Goepfert, PA; Shaw, GM; Schmitz, JE; Eron, JJ; Shaheen, NJ; Hicks, CB; Liao, HX; Markowitz, M; Kelsoe, G; Margolis, DM; Haynes, BF
Pollara, J; Morris, L; Meguid, N; Pickeral, J; Hoxie, J; Kappes, J; Ochsenbauer, C; Soderberg, K; Tomaras, G; Haynes, B; Montefiori, D; Ferrari, G; Teams, CHAVICAVD-CAVIMC
Sacha, CR; Vandergrift, N; Jeffries, TL; McGuire, E; Fouda, GG; Liebl, B; Marshall, DJ; Gurley, TC; Stiegel, L; Whitesides, JF; Friedman, J; Badiabo, A; Foulger, A; Yates, NL; Tomaras, GD; Kepler, TB; Liao, HX; Haynes, BF; Moody, MA; Permar, SR
Alam, S; Dennison, SM; Jaeger, F; Anasti, K; Sutherland, L; Bowman, C; Parks, R; Santra, S; Shen, S; Tomaras, G; Montefiori, D; Letvin, N; Haynes, BF
Churchyard, GJ; Morgan, C; Adams, E; Hural, J; Graham, BS; Moodie, Z; Grove, D; Gray, G; Bekker, LG; McElrath, MJ; Tomaras, GD; Goepfert, P; Kalams, S; Baden, LR; Lally, M; Dolin, R; Blattner, W; Kalichman, A; Figueroa, JP; Pape, J; Schechter, M; Defawe, O; De Rosa, SC; Montefiori, DC; Nabel, GJ; Corey, L; Keefer, MC; NIAID HIV Vaccine Trials Network,