Georgia Doris Tomaras

Georgia Doris Tomaras
Professor in Surgery
ALICE Program
Third Year Mentor - Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Immunology Study Program (MIDIP)
Campus mail: Box 103020 DUMC, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 681-5598

Research in the Tomaras Laboratory in the Duke Human Vaccine Institute and Departments of Surgery, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Duke University Medical Center, focuses on the identification of immune correlates of protection for preventative vaccines and identification of the mechanisms responsible for potent inhibition of human pathogens.  

Education and Training

  • SUNY Upstate Medical University, Ph.D. 1998
  • Duke University, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center For Aids Research, Department Of Surgery

Selected Grants and Awards


Aggregate complexes of HIV-1 induced by multimeric antibodies.

BACKGROUND: Antibody mediated viral aggregation may impede viral transfer across mucosal surfaces by hindering viral movement in mucus, preventing transcytosis, or reducing inter-cellular penetration of epithelia thereby limiting access to suscept