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Maria Blasi

Associate Professor in Medicine
Medicine, Infectious Diseases
Box 103020, Durham, NC 27710
2 Genome Court, Msrbii, Room 3077, Durham, NC 27710


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 Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor in Medicine · 2023 - Present Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Medicine
Assistant Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology · 2023 - Present Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Basic Science Departments
Member of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute · 2017 - Present Duke Human Vaccine Institute, Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

La Sapienza University of Rome (Italy) · 2012 Ph.D.