Arash Grakoui, PhD


Titles and Roles

Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious
Emory University School of Medicine
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Emory University School of Medicine
Director of Graduate Studies, Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis Program
Emory National Primate Research Center
Research Program
Cancer Immunology


Arash Grakoui, PhD, is a Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine and a Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Emory University School of Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Grakoui is a core scientist and the director of graduate studies program in Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis at Emory National Primate Research Center. He is also an investigator at Emory Center for AIDS research.

Dr. Grakoui is a member of the Cancer Immunology Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute.


Dr. Grakoui received his PhD in Immunology from Washington University in St. Louis. He then went on to perform his post-doctoral fellowship as a Cancer Research Institute Fellow in viral immunology at The Rockefeller University in New York.


Dr. Grakoui's research is focused on understanding the inextricable connectivity between chronic viral infections and the immune system. His research is committed to making significant contributions to the understanding of liver disease and to the development and application of immunotherapy aimed at controlling chronic viral replication and end-stage liver disease ultimately preventing detrimental hepatic consequences.


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Dr. Grakoui has received numerous awards and honors including:

  • Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) Member, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Ohio State University, 2018-Present
  • Data and Safety Monitoring Board Member, IDEXX Laboratories, 2018-Present
  • Member, Immunity and Host Defense (IHD) Study Section, NIH, 2013-2019
  • Editorial Board, Hepatology, 2011-2019
  • Editorial Board, Clinical and Experimental Medicine, 2012-2016
  • AASLD/American Liver Foundation; Member Review Committee, 2011-2015
  • MilliPub Club Award, faculty members who have published papers that has been cited over 1000 times by their peers, as compiled by Web of Science, 2011
  • Cancer Research Institute Investigator, 2005-2010
  • Early career faculty research award, Emory University, 2007
  • Cancer Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, 2001-2004

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