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

Pardi, N, Hogan, MJ, Naradikian, MS, Parkhouse, K, Cain, DW, Jones, L, Moody, MA, Verkerke, HP, Myles, A, Willis, E, LaBranche, CC, Montefiori, DC, Lobby, JL, Saunders, KO, Liao, H-X, Korber, BT, Sutherland, LL, Scearce, RM, Hraber, PT, Tombácz, I, Muramatsu, H, Ni, H, Balikov, DA, Li, C, Mui, BL, Tam, YK, Krammer, F, Karikó, K, Polacino, P, Eisenlohr, LC, Madden, TD, Hope, MJ, Lewis, MG, Lee, KK, Hu, S-L, Hensley, SE, Cancro, MP, Haynes, BF, and Weissman, D. "Nucleoside-modified mRNA vaccines induce potent T follicular helper and germinal center B cell responses." The Journal of Experimental Medicine 215, no. 6 (June 2018): 1571-1588.

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Saunders, KO, Verkoczy, LK, Jiang, C, Zhang, J, Parks, R, Chen, H, Housman, M, Bouton-Verville, H, Shen, X, Trama, AM, Scearce, R, Sutherland, L, Santra, S, Newman, A, Eaton, A, Xu, K, Georgiev, IS, Joyce, MG, Tomaras, GD, Bonsignori, M, Reed, SG, Salazar, A, Mascola, JR, Moody, MA, Cain, DW, Centlivre, M, Zurawski, S, Zurawski, G, Erickson, HP, Kwong, PD, Alam, SM, Levy, Y, Montefiori, DC, and Haynes, BF. "Vaccine Induction of Heterologous Tier 2 HIV-1 Neutralizing Antibodies in Animal Models." Cell Reports 21, no. 13 (December 2017): 3681-3690.

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Cain, DW, and Cidlowski, JA. "Immune regulation by glucocorticoids." Nature reviews. Immunology 17, no. 4 (April 2017): 233-247. (Review)

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Abbott, RK, Silva, M, Labuda, J, Thayer, M, Cain, DW, Philbrook, P, Sethumadhavan, S, Hatfield, S, Ohta, A, and Sitkovsky, M. "The GS Protein-coupled A2a Adenosine Receptor Controls T Cell Help in the Germinal Center." The Journal of biological chemistry 292, no. 4 (January 2017): 1211-1217.

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Abbott, RK, Thayer, M, Labuda, J, Silva, M, Philbrook, P, Cain, DW, Kojima, H, Hatfield, S, Sethumadhavan, S, Ohta, A, Reinherz, EL, Kelsoe, G, and Sitkovsky, M. "Germinal Center Hypoxia Potentiates Immunoglobulin Class Switch Recombination." Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950) 197, no. 10 (November 2016): 4014-4020.

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Bortner, CD, Scoltock, AB, Cain, DW, and Cidlowski, JA. "T-cell development of resistance to apoptosis is driven by a metabolic shift in carbon source and altered activation of death pathways." Cell death and differentiation 23, no. 5 (May 2016): 889-902.

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Cain, DW, and Cidlowski, JA. "Specificity and sensitivity of glucocorticoid signaling in health and disease." Best practice & research. Clinical endocrinology & metabolism 29, no. 4 (August 2015): 545-556. (Review)

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Cain, DW, O'Koren, EG, Kan, MJ, Womble, M, Sempowski, GD, Hopper, K, Gunn, MD, and Kelsoe, G. "Identification of a tissue-specific, C/EBPβ-dependent pathway of differentiation for murine peritoneal macrophages." J Immunol 191, no. 9 (November 1, 2013): 4665-4675.

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Yang, G, Holl, TM, Liu, Y, Li, Y, Lu, X, Nicely, NI, Kepler, TB, Alam, SM, Liao, H-X, Cain, DW, Spicer, L, VandeBerg, JL, Haynes, BF, and Kelsoe, G. "Identification of autoantigens recognized by the 2F5 and 4E10 broadly neutralizing HIV-1 antibodies." J Exp Med 210, no. 2 (February 11, 2013): 241-256.

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Kim, M, Song, L, Moon, J, Sun, Z-YJ, Bershteyn, A, Hanson, M, Cain, D, Goka, S, Kelsoe, G, Wagner, G, and al, E. "Immunogenicity of membrane-bound HIV-1 gp41 membrane-proximal external region (MPER) segments is dominated by residue accessibility and modulated by stereochemistry." Journal of Biological Chemistry 288, no. 44 (2013): 31888-31901.

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