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Carolyn Glass

Associate Professor of Pathology
Pathology
214D Davison Building, 40 Duke Medicine Circle, Box #3712 DUHS, Durham, NC 27710

Research Interests


Dr. Glass received her BS in Neuroscience with Departmental Honors from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1997, before earning her MS from Baylor College of Medicine and MD from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Magna Cum Laude in 2007. Dr. Glass initially trained as a vascular surgeon with a focus on endovascular/interventional procedures through the Integrated Vascular Surgery Program at the University of Rochester Medical Center.  As a recipient of the NIH National Lung Blood Institute T32 Ruth Kirschstein National Service Research Award, she completed a Ph.D with a concentration in Genomics and Epigenetics in 2014.

Selected Grants


Clinical and Mechanistic Factors Impacting Transplant Outcomes (U01)

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2022 - 2027

A digital polarization microscopy platform to enhance pathologist workflow

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by North Carolina Biotechnology Center · 2024 - 2026

Improving Cardiac Transplant Outcomes Through PD-L1 Overexpression Gene Therapy

FellowshipCollaborator · Awarded by Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education · 2023 - 2025

Improving Cardiac Transplant Outcomes Through PD-L1 Overexpression Gene Therapy

FellowshipCollaborator · Awarded by American Heart Association · 2023 - 2024

Epithelioid Mechanisms of Sarcoidosis

ResearchCollaborator · Awarded by Ann Theodore Foundation · 2022 - 2024

Clinical and Mechanistic Factors Impacting Transplant Outcomes (U01)

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2022 - 2027

A digital polarization microscopy platform to enhance pathologist workflow

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by North Carolina Biotechnology Center · 2024 - 2026

Improving Cardiac Transplant Outcomes Through PD-L1 Overexpression Gene Therapy

FellowshipCollaborator · Awarded by Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education · 2023 - 2025

Improving Cardiac Transplant Outcomes Through PD-L1 Overexpression Gene Therapy

FellowshipCollaborator · Awarded by American Heart Association · 2023 - 2024

Epithelioid Mechanisms of Sarcoidosis

ResearchCollaborator · Awarded by Ann Theodore Foundation · 2022 - 2024

Turek - Step 2 Project

ResearchInvestigator · Awarded by Enzyvant · 2022 - 2024

Exploiting targeted therapy-induced ATM dependence in residual lung tumors

ResearchCollaborator · Awarded by Department of Defense · 2021 - 2023

Diffraction tomography for accurate digital pathology on a portable microscope

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by AiriLabs LLC · 2022 - 2023

PSA level during midlife and undiagnosed prostate cancer at autopsy: Understanding tumor biology and racial disparities

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by Massachusetts General Hospital · 2022 - 2022

Identifying Epigenetic Biomarkers that Predict Response to Immunotherapy in Lung Cancer Patients

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina · 2020 - 2022

Increasing the Diagnostic Accuracy of Antibody Mediated

Clinical TrialCo Investigator · Awarded by CareDx, Inc. · 2020 - 2021

External Relationships


  • College of American Pathologists
  • National Institute of Health (NIH)
  • North Carolina Biotechnology Center
  • Ramona Optics Inc.

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