VI4 Mission Statement

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 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.  

VI4 Seminar Series 2018-19

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

Upcoming Seminars:

Date Speaker Institution Location
November 27, 2018

Karen Maxwell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

University of Toronto

512 Light Hall
December 4, 2018

Fan Pan, MD, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Oncology

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

512 Light Hall
December 11, 2018

Megan R. Kiedroski, Ph.D. (Download Flyer)

Faculty Candidate

University of Pittsburgh

202 Light Hall
December 13, 2018

Kenneth Matreyek, Ph.D. (Download Flyer)

Faculty Candidate

University of Washington

214 Light Hall
January 8, 2019

Jun Huh, Ph.D.

Division of Immunology, Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology

Harvard Medical School

512 Light Hall

January 22, 2019

David Artis, Ph.D.
Michael Kors Professor in Immunology

Director, Jill Roberts Institute for Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Weill Cornell Medicine

512 Light Hall

February 12, 2019

Arup Chakraborty, Ph.D.
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.

Professor, Laura Jennings Turner Chair in Engineering

University of Texas at Austin

512 Light Hall

March 12, 2019

I-Cheng Ho, MD, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine

Harvard Medical School,

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

512 Light Hall


Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology & Inflammation Fund

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



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

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