Cynthia A. Derdeyn, PhD

Professor | Vice Chair of Research

Cynthia A. Derdeyn, PhD

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She, her

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Office Location:

HSB Room K-072B

Mailing Address:

Box 357110
UW Medical Center - Montlake
1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle, WA 98195


Clinical and Research Background

Dr. Derdeyn’s research combines studies of human subjects and animal models to develop and evaluate novel approaches for vaccination against HIV and elimination of the viral reservoir. Her focus is on viral diversity, particularly within the highly variable envelope glycoproteins, and the B cell and antibody responses that are elicited during infection and vaccination.

Research Interests

HIV/AIDS, immunology, vaccines, B cells and antibody responses

Academic and Medical Appointments

Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2022-present

Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2014-2022

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2009-2014

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2004-2009

Research Instructor, Department of Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, 2001-2004

Education and Training

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, 1999-2001

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, 1997-1999

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1994-1995

PhD, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, 1987-1994

BS, Biology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, 1982-1987

Publications

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