Derek Wilson Cain, PhD

Assistant Professor in Medicine
Member of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute
Campus mail 2 Genome Ct - Rm 4083 MSRBII, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 681-8193

My research focuses on the interactions of T cells and B cells during infection or following vaccination. I am particularly interested in the inter- and intracellular events that take place within germinal centers, the anatomic site of antibody evolution during an immune response.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., Duke University, 2010

Publications

Li, Dapeng, Robert J. Edwards, Kartik Manne, David R. Martinez, Alexandra Schäfer, S Munir Alam, Kevin Wiehe, et al. “In vitro and in vivo functions of SARS-CoV-2 infection-enhancing and neutralizing antibodies.” Cell 184, no. 16 (August 5, 2021): 4203-4219.e32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2021.06.021.

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Fries, Chelsea N., Jui-Lin Chen, Maria L. Dennis, Nicole L. Votaw, Joshua Eudailey, Brian E. Watts, Kelly M. Hainline, et al. “HIV envelope antigen valency on peptide nanofibers modulates antibody magnitude and binding breadth.” Scientific Reports 11, no. 1 (July 14, 2021): 14494. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-93702-x.

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34262096
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Cain, Derek W., Carl D. Bortner, David Diaz-Jimenez, Maria G. Petrillo, Amanda Gruver-Yates, and John A. Cidlowski. “Murine Glucocorticoid Receptors Orchestrate B Cell Migration Selectively between Bone Marrow and Blood.” J Immunol 205, no. 3 (August 1, 2020): 619–29. https://doi.org/10.4049/jimmunol.1901135.

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32571841
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Tian, Ming, Kelly McGovern, Hwei-Ling Cheng, Peyton Waddicor, Lisa Rieble, Mai Dao, Yiwei Chen, et al. “Conditional antibody expression to avoid central B cell deletion in humanized HIV-1 vaccine mouse models.” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 117, no. 14 (April 7, 2020): 7929–40. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1921996117.

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32209668
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Bradley, Todd, Masayuki Kuraoka, Chen-Hao Yeh, Ming Tian, Huan Chen, Derek W. Cain, Xuejun Chen, et al. “Immune checkpoint modulation enhances HIV-1 antibody induction.” Nat Commun 11, no. 1 (February 19, 2020): 948. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-14670-w.

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Saunders, Kevin O., Kevin Wiehe, Ming Tian, Priyamvada Acharya, Todd Bradley, S Munir Alam, Eden P. Go, et al. “Targeted selection of HIV-specific antibody mutations by engineering B cell maturation.” Science 366, no. 6470 (December 6, 2019). https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aay7199.

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31806786
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Nelson, Ashley N., Ria Goswami, Maria Dennis, Joshua Tu, Riley J. Mangan, Pooja T. Saha, Derek W. Cain, et al. “Simian-Human Immunodeficiency Virus SHIV.CH505-Infected Infant and Adult Rhesus Macaques Exhibit Similar Env-Specific Antibody Kinetics, despite Distinct T-Follicular Helper and Germinal Center B Cell Landscapes.” J Virol 93, no. 15 (August 1, 2019). https://doi.org/10.1128/JVI.00168-19.

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31092583
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Pardi, Norbert, Celia C. LaBranche, Guido Ferrari, Derek W. Cain, István Tombácz, Robert J. Parks, Hiromi Muramatsu, et al. “Characterization of HIV-1 Nucleoside-Modified mRNA Vaccines in Rabbits and Rhesus Macaques.” Mol Ther Nucleic Acids 15 (April 15, 2019): 36–47. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.omtn.2019.03.003.

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30974332
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