Basic or Translational Research Track

Fellows will undertake two years of full-time research training in a basic science research laboratory supervised by an ID faculty member. Areas of research include: bacterial pathogenesis; drug resistance and drug development; fungal pathogenesis and molecular mycology; genome-based approaches to infectious diseases; HIV immunology; the microbiome; parasitology; mycobacterial genetics; vaccine development; and viral pathogenesis and surveillance.

Usually research training will be supervised by one of the Division faculty. However, a fellow’s request to train in a Duke research laboratory in another department will be considered, provided the following conditions are met:

  • The field of research is within the scope of academic infectious diseases.

  • A specific research training program is defined, which is consistent with the current goals and activities of the Infectious Disease Division.

  • The proposed supervisor is a full-time Duke faculty member with his or her own established research laboratory. 

  • The proposed supervisor assists in providing financial support for the trainee for the period of training. 

Current and Former Trainees

Josh Thaden

Josh Thaden, MD, PhD (July 2014-2017)
Research Focus: Epidemiology, pathogenesis, and treatment of Gram-Negative infections

Stacey A. Maskarinec, MD, PhD (July 2015-June 2018)
Research Focus: Host-Pathogen Interactions in Staphylococcus aureus Cardiac Device Infections

Nicholas Turner

Nicholas Turner, MD (July 2017-June 2019)
Research Focus: Molecular epidemiology of drug-resistant pathogens