Professor of Microbiolofy and Immunology and Director of the Influenza Pathogenesis and Immunology Research Center
Emory University School of Medicine
Richard W. Compans, PhD, received his doctorate in virology from The Rockefeller University where he studied the structure and function of parainfluenza viruses with Purnell W. Choppin. He carried out postdoctoral studies on influenza virus with Frank Fenner at the Australian National University. Following those opportunities, he held faculty positions at Rockefeller and the University of Alabama-Birmingham before joining Emory.
Dr. Compans has been involved in vaccine research since 1985, including work on filovirus, influenza, parainfluenza and HIV vaccines, and alternative approaches for improving vaccine delivery. He and his research team are focusing on the production and characterization of virus-like particles as vaccine antigens, and the use of microneedles to deliver vaccines for transdermal immunization.
Dr. Compans serves as Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Director of the Influenza Pathogenesis and Immunology Research Center at Emory University School of Medicine.
Dr. Compans collaborates with a number of researchers at Yerkes, including Drs. Rama Rao Amara and Bali Pulendran.
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