Our Mission: To train the next generation of scientists and physicians and make fundamental discoveries in the areas of infection biology, immunology, and inflammation with the goal of increasing knowledge and improving human health.


The future of biomedical science requires a renaissance in microbiology and immunology to develop a more detailed understanding of the microbial world and our immune and inflammatory responses to it. The Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology, and Inflammation (VI4) positions Vanderbilt at the leading edge of this renaissance. With its membership of more than 100 accomplished faculty, VI4 capitalizes on the strengths of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center in areas such as personalized medicine, structural biology, vaccinology, immunometabolism, and nutrition, while simultaneously creating the infrastructure required to support research into the microbiome. Through VI4, Vanderbilt fulfills its mission to be an internationally recognized leader in research that bridges the disciplines of immunology and infection biology to improve human health.  

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VI4 Seminar is at 10:30am in 512 Light Hall unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming Seminars:

Date Speaker Institution Location
January 8, 2019

Jun Huh, Ph.D. (download flyer)

Division of Immunology, Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology

Harvard Medical School

512 Light Hall
January 15, 2019

Michael S. Van Nieuwenhze, PhD (download flyer)

Professor, Standiford H. Cox Chair in Chemistry

Affiliate, Department of Biology

Indiana University

214 Light Hall

January 22, 2019

David Artis, Ph.D. (download flyer)
Michael Kors Professor in Immunology

Director, Jill Roberts Institute for Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Weill Cornell Medicine

512 Light Hall

January 24, 2019

Indriati Hood Pishchany, MD, PhD (download flyer)
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Faculty Candidate Special Seminar

Boston Children’s Hospital

C-2303 MCN

February 12, 2019

Arup Chakraborty, Ph.D. (download flyer)
Robert T Haslam Professor of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Biological Engineering, Physics

Founding Director, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

512 Light Hall

February 26, 2019

George Georgiou, Ph.D. (download flyer)

Professor, Laura Jennings Turner Chair in Engineering

University of Texas at Austin

512 Light Hall

March 12, 2019

I-Cheng Ho, MD, Ph.D. (download flyer)

Associate Professor of Medicine

Harvard Medical School,

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

512 Light Hall
March 26, 2019

Catherine Blish, MD, Ph.D. (download flyer)

Associate Professor of Medicine – Infectious Diseases

Stanford University

512 Light Hall
April 23, 2019

Coleen McNamara, MD

Edward W. and Betty Knight Scripps Professor of Internal Medicine

University of Virginia School of Medicine

512 Light Hall
May 14, 2019

Andy Minn, MD, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology

University of Pennsylvania

512 Light Hall
May 28, 2019

Dara Frank, Ph.D.

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

University of Washington

512 Light Hall
June 11, 2019

Victor Nizet, MD

Professor of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science

University of California San Diego

512 Light Hall


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VI4 Annual Symposium
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
8am - 6pm
Student Life Center
Ballrooms A, B, C

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Open Positions

Tenure Track Faculty Position - Tumor Immunology

Tenure Track Faculty Position - Immunology

Tenure Track Faculty Position - Microbial Pathogenesis

Tenure Track Faculty Position - Microbial Biology

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Megan Schladt, MS


Program Manager, Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation (VI4)

Medical Center North A-5121
1161 21st Ave South
Nashville, 37232
(615) 343-2661