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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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Current Opportunities

Postdoctoral Scholar - Richmond Lab at Vanderbilt University

Postdoctoral Scholar - Crowe Lab at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Program Officer - Disruptive Technologies, Innovative Technology Solutions, Global Health at the Gates Foundation

Postdoctoral Scholar - Karijolich Lab at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Research Assistant I or II - Doran Lab at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Science Communication Internship - VI4 and PMI at Vanderbilt University Medical Center


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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