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:

VI4 Seminar

VI4 Seminar: May 14th
Andy Minn, MD, PhD

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VI4 Seminar: June 11th
Victor Nizet, MD


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In April 2018, we welcomed over 275 attendees, 7 external speakers, and 100 poster presentations at the inaugural VI4 Annual Symposium!

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