Nov. 2, 2023

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention distribute guidance to patients and providers based on research performed by CDSI principal investigators Dr. Cosby Stone, Jr. and Dr. Elizabeth Phillips. Their work, conducted in collaboration with an international team of researchers, informs care for patients labeled "penicillin-allergic.”

Read Dr. Stone's blog post on the CDC website here: "Antibiotic Stewardship when an Allergy Label is Present Improves Our Antibiotic Care and Treatment Outcomes"


Past Speakers


Center for Drug Safety and Immunology Seminar Series 2023


David Koelle, MD

Creation and Validation of Large, Diverse Data Sets of Virus-reactive T Cell Receptors
November 13, 2023
cdsi seminar

Ido Amit, PhD

The power of ONE: Immunology in the age of single cell genomics
March 20, 2023
cdsi seminar

Mary Carrington, PhD

Effect of HLA-I Signal Peptide Variation on HLA-E Expression and NK Cell Function
January 9, 2023


Seminar Series 2022
October 24, 2022

Mona Mashayekhi, MD, PhD

Instructor, physician-scientist, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The Effects of Anti-Diabetes on Inflammation in Obesity

September 26, 2022

David M. Patrick, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The Immunoproteasome: A Critical Mediator of Immune Activation in Arterial Hypertension

September 19, 2022

Nathaniel Bloodworth, MD, PhD

VUMC Harrison Society, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Laboratory of David G. Harrison

Identifying Immunogenic Neoantigens in Hypertension

August 15, 2022

Margaret L. Axelrod, PhD

Recent PhD Graduate, Balko Laboratory 

Cytotoxic T cells Specific for Alpha-Myosin Drive Immunotherapy Related Myocarditis

April 25, 2022

Andrea Raye Shiakolas, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgiev Laboratory, PMI

Antibody Discovery via LIBRA-seq: Linking B cell Receptor to Antigen Specificity Through Screening

April 11, 2022

Paul Norman, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Immunology and Microbiology, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Co-evolution of Polymorphic Immune Genes Across Human Populations

March 21, 2022 

Jonathan A. Kropski, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

Epithelial Repair and Remodeling at Single-Cell Resolution

March 7, 2022

Jeffrey C. Rathmell, PhD

Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Immunobiology; Director, Vanderbilt Center for Immunology; Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

Fueling T Cells and Immunometabolism in T cell-Mediated Inflammation



Past Events


Posters from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) Meeting 

Phoenix, AZ   -   February 25 - 28, 2022




Grace Koo, MD
A Two-Year Experience DelabelIng Low-Risk Penicillin Allergy in the Critical Care setting: Benefits OBSERVED for the Most Vulnerable




Jessica Plager, MD
Already on the Treatment: A CASE of IgE-Mediated Insulin Hypersensitivity



Andrew Gibson, PhD


Single-cell multi-omic approaches define common molecular and cellular signals of dominant antigen-driven cells at the site of drug-induced Stevens Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (SJS/TEN) tissue damage.




10 For TEN

Louis Chaix - Rollerblade Across America - June, 2022