About the Virology Quality Assurance Program

The goal for the VQA program is to promote effective assay procedures and increase data integrity within collaborative studies. The VQA program works to ensure the validity and comparability of data obtained across sites by providing laboratories with proficiency testing and assay run controls.

The VQA program is led by Thomas N. Denny, Professor of Medicine, Chief Operating Officer of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI) and Principal Investigator of the VQA Central Laboratory - the Immunology and Virology Quality Assessment Center (IVQAC). The VQA program's co-investigator is Maria Blasi, PhD.

Co-Director, DHVI Training and Mentoring Program
Director of Laboratory Operations, Associate Director for Immunology and Virology Operations
Senior Research Analyst
Scientific Program Leader
Senior Scientific Program Leader
Program Management

Darin Weed

Miranda Carper

Lab Team

Raul Louzao

Salvatore Scianna

Heidi Register

Jennifer Echeverria

Jerry Peters


Wes Rountree

Katelyn Xiang

Yunfei Wang

Marek S Poniewierski

Quality Assurance

Zachary Korzen-Varin

Contact Information

Our main laboratory facility is located at the Duke@RTP campus.

27 Alexandria Way
Durham, NC 27703

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