Congratulations Sherry Wang!

February 11, 2020

Sherry is officially a PhD candidate in Immunology!  Congratulations on passing her prelim!!

Dr. Sallie Permar receives the Society for Pediatric Research Award in honor of E. Mead Johnson

January 16, 2020

Since 1939, the SPR Award in honor of E. Mead Johnson has recognized outstanding clinical and laboratory pediatric research achievements. This honor recognizes E. Mead Johnson’s legacy of research excellence and impact on child health that continues to inspire the pediatric community today.

The Society for Pediatric Research (SPR) encourages and supports pediatric research endeavors by creating a network of multidisciplinary researchers to improve child health. Collaboration among SPR members creates meaningful progress for the future of children’s health.

Happy New Year!! The Permar Laboratory Celebrates a successful 2019! Watch out 2020!

January 01, 2020

The Permar-Fouda Team celebrated another successful year with many more NEW publications, promotions, grants and collaborations from across the globe. Cheers to another good year ahead as we strive to find ways to provide every child a healthy start to life.

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Happy Holidays from the Permar-Fouda Labs

December 25, 2019

The Labs had a wonderful holiday celebration and are looking forward to 2020!!!

Congratulations Jui-Lin Chen

December 05, 2019

Jui Lin is officially a PhD candidate in Molecular Genetics & Microbiology (MGM)!  Jui is part of a inter-department collaboration with Dr. Joel Collier in Biomedical Engineering. His thesis project is focused on engineering a novel HIV vaccine for infants.

Congratulations Jenny Jenks!

November 22, 2019

Jenny Jenks is officially a PhD candidate in Molecular Genetics & Microbiology (MGM)!  Jenny is a Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) student. Her thesis project is focused on epitope target and antibody functions protective of congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) acquisition.

Dr. Ashley Nelson Receives New Investigator Scholarship!

December 02, 2019

Congratulations to Ashley!  She has received for a New Investigator Scholarship to attend the 2020 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI).

The annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) brings together top basic, translational, and clinical researchers from around the world to share the latest studies, important developments, and best research methods in the ongoing battle against HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases. CROI 2020 will be held from March 8 to March 11, 2020, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

Mentors & Mentee Professional Development

October 31, 2019


Sallie Permar & Giny Fouda spend the day with Postdoctoral Research Associates, Ashley Nelson, Ria Goswami, and Stella Berendam at The Office of Research Mentoring in the Duke School of Medicine M&M Day!

Permar Lab CMV Team presents on CMV Vaccines @ ID Week

October 05, 2019

Dr. Cody Nelson and Jenny Jenks of Duke's MSTP program presented their research at ID week on their innovative vaccine science for the elimination of congenital CMV

Congratulations to Dr. Ashley Nelson!!!

October 02, 2019

Ashley has received an Early Investigator Travel Award to the 37th Annual Symposium on Nonhuman Primate Models for AIDS this November 12-15, 2019.


In addition, her abstract "A vaccination regimen to enhance immune responses associated with reduced risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV" has been selected for an Oral Presentation. Members of the Scientific Program Committee reviewed allabstracts in a blinded fashion and score them based on relevance to the session, novelty of the data, and perceived scientific interest by the general audience.

Congratulations on your recognition!

Welcome Sarah, Eric, & Tyler!

September 20, 2019

The CMV research team is expanding!  We welcome Eric Rochat, Tyler Steppe, and Sarah Valencia. 

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