Daniel Douek, M.D., Ph.D.
Program Director, PREMISE
Chief, Human Immunology Section
Daniel Douek, M.D., Ph.D
Major Area of Research
- Pandemic preparedness
At the NIAID Vaccine Research Center, the PREMISE (Pandemic REsponse REpository through Microbial and Immune Surveillance and Epidemiology) program was established to support pandemic preparedness and response. Through a network of investigators and collaborators, PREMISE conducts virologic and immunologic screening of targeted and broad cohorts to detect reactivity against pathogens of pandemic potential. PREMISE also sequences samples from animal reservoirs and symptomatic humans to identify new and re-emerging pathogens. The resulting analyses are shared to pre-emptively generate reagent and data resources for early detection and diagnosis, and to identify monoclonal antibodies and immunogens for vaccine and therapeutic discovery and development. Ultimately, PREMISE aims to serve as a translational vehicle to integrate serologic and cellular immune discovery, targeting a broad array of pathogens, into product development for pathogens with pandemic potential.
- Senior Advisor and Team Lead: Alicen Burns Spaulding, Ph.D., M.P.H.
- Bioinformatics: Su Godbole, M.S.
- Protein Design and Production: Ananda Chowdhury, Ph.D.
- Cellular and Serological Assays: Jennifer Wang, B.A.; Megan Weitner, M.S.
- Contact: PREMISE@mail.nih.gov
More Information about PREMISE
- How Children are Helping Scientists Battle a ‘List of Bad Viruses’
- NIAID Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Sheba Medical Center of Israel
- NIAID Pandemic Preparedness Plan
- PREMISE mentioned in NIAID’s testimony at the January 11, 2022 hearing of the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
- News release from PREMISE partner CU Anschutz and Children’s Hospital Colorado on enterovirus D68
Nguyen-Tran H, Park SW, Dominguez SR, Vogt MR, Permar S, Permaul P, Hernandez M, Douek DC, McDermott AB, Metcalf CJE, Grenfell B, Spaulding AB. Enterovirus D68: A Test Case for the Use of Immunologic Surveillance to Develop Tools to Mitigate the Pandemic Potential of Emerging Pathogens. The Lancet Microbe. 2022 Jan 7.
Mina MJ, Metcalf CJE, McDermott AB, Douek DC, Farrar J, Grenfell BT. A Global lmmunological Observatory to meet a time of pandemics. Elife. 2020 Jun 8;9:e58989.