The Sherwood and Bohannon Labs aim to better understand and treat infections that impact vulnerable populations such as the critically ill, burn-injured, elderly and immune suppressed. We study the innate immune system in vivo and in vitro in both human and mouse models to advance current knowledge and discover novel approaches to modulate the immune system and improve patient outcomes. 

In the News:

VUMC Reporter: FAER Mentoring Excellence in Research Award 2023 - Edward Sherwood

VUMC Anesthesiology Blog: Vanderbilt Anesthesiology Summer Research Intern Reflects on Time at VUMC

VUMC Reporter: Treating Kidney Injury Before it Happens

Revelation Biosciences Inc. Appoints Dr. Julia Bohannon & Dr. Antonio Hernandez to Scientific Advisory Board

NIH Biomedical Beat Blog - NIGMS: Mentoring Month: NIGMS-Funded Researchers Make Mentoring Meaningful - Featuring Dr. Julia Bohannon

MicrobeTV Immune Podcast Episode 61: Training Immune Cells with Julia Bohannon and Musa Mhlanga

NIH Biomedical Beat Blog - NIGMS: Scientist Studies Burn Therapies After Being Severely Burned as a Child

VUMC Reporter: Novel Infection FighterMedical Xpress: Novel Infection Fighter

VUMC Reporter: Predicting the Infection Response

VUMC Reporter: Pathology of Septic Shock

VUMC Reporter: Improving Vaccine Formulations

VUMC Reporter: Saline Use on Decline at Vanderbilt Following Landmark Studies

Eastern Kentucky International Alumni Association Professional Achievement Award 2018 - Julia Bohannon

Richmond Register: From the Ashes: EKU Alum Past Fuels Her Future

Science Daily: Vaccine Adjuvant Protects Against Post-Burn Infection


Generation of Innate Immune Memory Using Microbial Ligands. Front Immunol. 2020.