Lamb Center for Pediatric Research
The Lamb Center for Pediatric Research is an interdisciplinary research unit combining interests in infectious diseases, microbiology, and immunology. The Center, established in 1990 through the generous support of Mr. and Mrs. George C. Lamb, Jr., is dedicated to basic research in the molecular pathogenesis of pediatric infectious diseases. Learn more about our investigators and their laboratories.
Vanderbilt Vaccine Center
Our laboratory studies focus on the molecular basis for the development of effective T and B cell responses to viruses in humans, and on the cell biology of virus infection in polarized epithelial cells. We also have active programs in biodefense research, vaccine and monoclonal antibody development, nanomedicine, and biotechnology. Current studies center on respiratory syncytial virus, human metapneumovirus, rotavirus, and vaccinia virus. Learn more about our investigators and their ongoing research projects.
The Williams laboratory studies the immunology and pathogenesis of human metapneumovirus and other respiratory viruses. Our research is in three major areas: a) pathogenesis and immunity in the animal models; b) cell entry of hMPV; c) structure and function of the fusion protein. We seek both to understand the immunobiology of this important human pathogen, and to facilitate the development of preventive and therapeutic strategies. Learn more about our lab and ongoing research projects.