Since joining the faculty at Duke University Medical Center in 2000, Dr. Sempowski has developed an independent research program studying immunosenescence associated with aging and host response to infectious diseases. Dr. Sempowski is highly collaborative and works closely with investigators from Duke, UNC Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Boston University, Memorial Sloan Kettering, University of Georgia, University of Arizona and the Radiation Effect Research Foundation (Hiroshima, Japan). Dr. Sempowski is also the overall Scientific Director for Shared Resources or Core Laboratories in the Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI). The DHVI Shared Resource Program is currently comprised of eight open-access Shared Resource Cores. These collaborative research resources are the excess capacity of a subset of our funded (NIH, Gates, DOD) core Laboratories and provide support to DHVI and Duke investigators in the following areas: Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting, X Ray Crystallography and Structural Biology, Viral Genome Sequencing and Analysis, Clinical Study Support and Compliance, Q/A Proficiency Testing, and Biocontainment and infectious disease models and assay support (Immunology/Virology).
Professor in Medicine