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Neima Briggs, MD, PhD

Clinical Fellow

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Neima Briggs, MD, PhD


Dr. Briggs is a clinical fellow in Infectious Diseases within the Physician Scientist Training Program at Yale. He received his undergraduate degree in the Dean’s Scholars Honors Program at The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to medical training, Dr. Briggs served as a Fulbright Scholar in Biomedical Sciences at the Center of Public Health Research in Valencia, Spain. He subsequently completed his M.D./Ph.D. training through The University of Texas Medical Scientist Training Program at Houston. His Ph.D. in Immunology was completed under the co-mentorship of Dr. Peter Hotez at Baylor College of Medicine and Dr. Jagan Sastry at MD Anderson Cancer Center. The primary outcome of his dissertation was the identification and immunological characterization of a novel whipworm vaccine candidate. He received his Diploma in Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and a Certification of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers Health (CTropMed®) from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He is currently performing his post-doctoral research in the laboratory of Dr. Joseph Craft in the Department of Immunobiology at Yale. Dr. Briggs' research interests remain in exploring immunity for the advancement of vaccines against emerging and neglected pathogens.

Education & Training

  • Resident
    Yale University (2021)
  • MD
    University of Texas Medical School at Houston (2019)
  • PhD
    University of Texas MD Anderson UTHealth GSBS (2018)
  • DTM&H
    Baylor College of Medicine (2018)
  • BS
    University of Texas at Austin (2011)

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