Nicholas Scott Heaton

Nicholas Scott Heaton

Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
  • Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
  • Member of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute

Contact Information

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  • Ph.D. The University of Chicago, 2012

Courses Taught

  • MGM 593: Research Independent Study
  • MGM 701: Foundations of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Hamele, CE; Russell, AB; Heaton, NS, In Vivo Profiling of Individual Multiciliated Cells during Acute Influenza A Virus Infection., J Virol, vol 96 no. 14 (2022) [10.1128/jvi.00505-22] [abs].
  • Chaparian, RR; Harding, AT; Hamele, CE; Riebe, K; Karlsson, A; Sempowski, GD; Heaton, NS; Heaton, BE, A Virion-Based Combination Vaccine Protects against Influenza and SARS-CoV-2 Disease in Mice., J Virol (2022) [10.1128/jvi.00689-22] [abs].
  • Froggatt, HM; Heaton, NS, Nonrespiratory sites of influenza-associated disease: mechanisms and experimental systems for continued study., Febs J, vol 289 no. 14 (2022), pp. 4038-4060 [10.1111/febs.16363] [abs].
  • Trimarco, JD; Heaton, NS, From high-throughput to therapeutic: host-directed interventions against influenza viruses., Curr Opin Virol, vol 53 (2022) [10.1016/j.coviro.2021.12.014] [abs].
  • Harding, AT; Heaton, NS, The Impact of Estrogens and Their Receptors on Immunity and Inflammation during Infection., Cancers, vol 14 no. 4 (2022) [10.3390/cancers14040909] [abs].