Maria Blasi
Assistant Professor in Medicine

Dr. Blasi completed her undergraduate and Ph.D. studies in Italy at the Sapienza University in Rome. She moved to Duke in 2012 for a postdoctoral position in Mary Klotman’s laboratory at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI). 

The Blasi laboratory has two main areas of research: 1) understanding the mechanisms and implications of viral infections in the kidney, including HIV and SARS-CoV-2 and 2) development of vaccines and therapeutics against a variety of infectious diseases. 

Dr. Blasi is also the co-director of the DHVI training mentoring program (DTMP). The DTMP is committed to providing an outstanding training environment and research experiences that will enhance trainees career and provide avenues to incorporate education, expertise, initiative and dedication to the success of the studies. 

Current Research Interests

Prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines development
Antibody engineering 
Viral pathogenesis
Viral evolution
Gene therapy

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Contact Information

  • 2 Genome Court, Msrbii, Room 3077, Durham, NC 27710
  • Box 103020, Durham, NC 27710

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