We interviewed the Principal Investigators (PIs) responsible for leading each of the CIVICs Centers as part of a two-part interview series. In the first part of each interview, we focused on learning a little bit more about the Center PIs, and in the second part, we asked each PI to introduce us to their Center.
In this article, we interviewed the PI for the Duke Vaccine Manufacturing and Toxicology Core, Thomas Denny, MSc, MPhil at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI).
What is one thing on your Bucket List?
I have always wanted to climb Mount Kilimanjaro or hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
What is your favorite thing to do around town?
I enjoy golfing and going to eat at local restaurants around town. My family also has a boat in Southport, North Carolina and love traveling the ocean.
Are you a morning person or a night person?
I am morning person and up around 5:30am and down by 9:30pm.
What was your childhood dream job?
I wanted to be an architect and dreamed about designing and building my own house.
Who is your favorite film director?
I still enjoy Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones Movies and George Lucas’s first Star Wars trilogies.