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Sallie Robey Permar, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Professor in Immunology
Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute
Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society
Member of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute
Campus mail: 103020, 2 Genome Ct MSRBII, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 684-2515
Email address: sallie.permar@duke.edu

Dr. Permar's work focuses on the development of vaccines to prevent vertical transmission of neonatal viral pathogens. She has utilized the nonhuman primate model of HIV/AIDS to characterize the virus-specific immune responses and virus evolution in breast milk and develop a maternal vaccine regimen for protection against breast milk transmission of HIV. In addition, Dr. Permar's lab has advanced the understanding of HIV-specific immune responses and virus evolution in vertically-transmitting and nontransmitting HIV-infected women, defining maternal immune responses that may protect against neonatal transmission of HIV. Importantly, Dr. Permar has established a nonhuman primate model of congenital CMV infection adn is using this model to establish the maternal immune responses that are necessary for protection against placental virus transmission. Finally, Dr. Permar is studying the impact and prevention of postnatal CMV transmission in preterm infants.

Education and Training

  • Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Boston, 2007 - 2009
  • Pediatric Residency, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Boston, 2004 - 2007
  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2004
  • M.D., Harvard Medical School, 2004

Selected Grants and Awards

Publications

Permar, SR, Klumpp, SA, Mansfield, KG, Kim, W-K, Gorgone, DA, Lifton, MA, Williams, KC, Schmitz, JE, Reimann, KA, Axthelm, MK, Polack, FP, Griffin, DE, and Letvin, NL. "Role of CD8(+) lymphocytes in control and clearance of measles virus infection of rhesus monkeys." J Virol 77, no. 7 (April 2003): 4396-4400.

Scholars@Duke

Zhang, Y, Permar, S, and Sun, Z. "Conditions that may affect the results of susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to pyrazinamide." Journal of Medical Microbiology 51, no. 1 (2002): 42-49.

Scholars@Duke

Permar, SR, Moss, WJ, Ryon, JJ, Monze, M, Cutts, F, Quinn, TC, and Griffin, DE. "Prolonged measles virus shedding in human immunodeficiency virus-infected children, detected by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction." J Infect Dis 183, no. 4 (February 15, 2001): 532-538.

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Polack, FP, Lee, SH, Permar, S, Manyara, E, Nousari, HG, Jeng, Y, Mustafa, F, Valsamakis, A, Adams, RJ, Robinson, HL, and Griffin, DE. "Erratum: Successful DNA immunization against measles: Neutralizing antibody against either the hemagglutinin or fusion glycoprotein protects rhesus macaques without evidence of atypical measles (Nature Medicine (2000) 6 (776-781))." Nature Medicine 6, no. 9 (2000): 1062--.

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Polack, FP, Lee, SH, Permar, S, Manyara, E, Nousari, HG, Jeng, Y, Mustafa, F, Valsamakis, A, Adams, RJ, Robinson, HL, and Griffin, DE. "Successful DNA immunization against measles: Neutralizing antibody against either the hemagglutinin or fusion glycoprotein protects rhesus macaques without evidence of atypical measles." Nature Medicine 6, no. 7 (2000): 776-781.

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Cromartie, JD, Mercer, SM, Permar, SR, and Campbell, AM. "Development of the sarcoplasmic reticulum as a calcium pool in early embryonic chicken hearts." MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE CELL 7 (December 1996): 775-775.

Scholars@Duke

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