James E. Crowe, Jr., MD
Photo: James E. Crowe Jr
Elected 2004

Dr. Crowe is Director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center and the Ann Scott Carell Professor of Pediatrics, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is a board certified pediatric infectious diseases physician and viral immunology researcher.

Dr. Crowe's laboratory studies the human immune response to infection for a wide variety of major human pathogens, including many emerging infections. His research group uses a very broad array of techniques including molecular and cellular biology, state-of-the-art imaging and flow cytometry, bioinformatics, and bioengineering approaches to attack scientific problems at the forefront of immunity research.

Dr. Crowe is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and has been the recipient of numerous investigator awards including the 2017 ASCI Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award, the 2019 Merck Future Insight Prize, 2020 AAAS Golden Goose Award, and others. A number of vaccine candidates and human monoclonal antibodies developed in the course of his team’s research have been tested in Phase I-III clinical trials in humans.

Honors / awards

ASCI | Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine (2022) for breakthrough innovations in the use of human antibodies to treat COVID-19 (shared with Michel C. Nussenzweig) More
ASCI | Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award (2017) in recognition for research leading to the development of innovative technologies for the isolation and study of antiviral antibodies and for significantly advancing the fields of virology and immunology. More
National Academy of Medicine (2014)