Seder Research Group

The Cellular Immunology Section focuses on Coronavirus, Malaria, and Tuberculosis (TB).

Robert Seder, M.D.

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Provides direct clinical care to patients at NIH Clinical Center


M.D., 1986, Tufts University, Medford, MA

B.A., 1981, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Dr. Seder received his B.A. in Natural Science at Johns Hopkins University in 1981 and his M.D. at Tufts University in 1986 and completed his residency in internal medicine at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Seder did his postdoctoral training at NIAID with Dr. William Paul. He is currently Chief of the Cellular Immunology Section in the Vaccine Research Center in the NIAID, NIH. Dr...

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Patricia A. Darrah, Ph.D. (She/Her/Hers)

Head, TB Unit

Vaccine Research Center, NIAID, NIH

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Ph.D., 2001, Microbiology and Immunology, Temple University School of Medicine

Dr. Darrah joined the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Vaccine Research Center (VRC) in 2002 as a post-doctoral fellow in the Cellular Immunology Section under Dr. Robert Seder where she began studying the cellular mechanisms by which vaccines mediate protection. She transitioned to a Staff Scientist in 2009 and became Head of the VRC’s Tuberculosis Unit in 2016. Her work focuses on how vaccine...

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Azza Hussein Idris, M.D., Ph.D (She/Her/Hers)

Head of the Malaria Unit in the Seder Lab

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Board Certified, General Pediatrics and Peds ID

Subspeciality Training, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 2015, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

Pediatric Residency Training, 2004, Emory University, Atlanta

M.D., Ph.D, 2001, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

B.Sc, Biology, MIT

Languages Spoken: Arabic, French

Dr. Azza Idris is a physician scientist trained as an immunologist and pediatric infectious disease specialist with interests in discovery science and translational research. As the head of the Malaria Unit, Dr. Idris leads efforts on discovery, development and evaluation of antibodies and vaccines against malaria.

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