Dr. Sempowski has been a member of the Duke faculty for over 15 years and has developed an outstanding research program studying immune senescence associated with aging and host response to infectious diseases. Dr. Sempowski has an extensive background in T cell biology, inflammation, wound healing, and host response (innate and adaptive), and also serves as the overall Scientific Director for Shared Resources in The DHVI. The DHVI Shared Resource Program is currently comprised of eight open-access Shared Resource Cores. These collaborative research resources are the excess capacity of a subset of our funded (NIH, Gates, DOD) core Laboratories and provide support to DHVI and Duke investigators in the following areas: Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting, X Ray Crystallography and Structural Biology, Viral Genome Sequencing and Analysis, Clinical Study Support and Compliance, Q/A Proficiency Testing, and Biocontainment and infectious disease models and assay support (Immunology/Virology).
Dr. Sempowski is highly collaborative and works closely with investigators from Duke, UNC Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Boston University, Memorial Sloan Kettering, University of Georgia, University of Arizona and the Radiation Effect Research Foundation (Hiroshima, Japan).