Elias Coutavas
Assistant Professor in Medicine

Dr. Coutavas was recruited to DUMC in 2020 by Dr. Patty Lee, Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care, as the Director of divisional science operations. He has a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from NYU and previously worked at the Rockefeller University with Günter Blobel, the 1999 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine. His scientific expertise is in biochemistry, molecular biology, and bioimaging, and he has extensive experience in laboratory operations and management. Elias looks forward to immersing himself in lung physiology and facilitating the cutting edge and exciting research being done both in the Lee lab and the other labs within the Pulmonary division at DUMC that will ultimately benefit patients with lung disease everywhere.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Contact Information

  • 3 Genome Court, 5138 MSRB 3, Durham, NC 27705
  • DUMC 103050, Durham, NC 27710

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