Martin J. Blaser

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Martin Blaser

Muriel G. and George W. Singer Professor of Translational Medicine, Department of Medicine
Professor, Department of Microbiology

Director Human Microbiome Program

Contact Info

Address
462 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016

646-501-4386
Martin.Blaser@nyumc.org


Education

1973 — NYU, Medical Education
1973 — New York University School of Medicine, Medical Education
1973 — New York University School of Medicine, Medical Education
1973-1974 — Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Medical Center, Internship
1973-1975 — University of Colorado Health Science Ctr. (Internal Medicine), Residency Training
1973-1975 — University of Colorado Health Science Ctr., Residency Training
1976-1977 — University of Colorado Health Science Ctr. (Internal Medicine), Residency Training
1976-1977 — University of Colorado Health Science Ctr., Residency Training
1977 — Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Medical Center, Residency Training
1977-1979 — University of Colorado Health Science Ctr., Clinical Fellowships
1977-1979 — University of Colorado Health Science Ctr. (Infectious Diseases), Clinical Fellowships
1980 — Fellow in Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Medical Center, Clinical Fellowships

Research Summary

Our studies focus on bacteria of the human microbiome including Campylobacter and Helicobacter species that live in the mucus layer overlying the mucosal epithelium of mammals, including humans. Specifically, we explore the biology of colonization and the nature of the interactions that lead to (or protect from) disease. For the normal microbiome, we study how early life perturbations affect host developmental phenotypes. Our on-going work focuses on the metabolic syndrome, and specifically on obesity and type 2 diabetes, as well as inflammatory disorders such as type 1 diabetes, asthma, psoriasis, and skin infections.

Research Interests

Blaser Lab Group website: www.med.nyu.edu/medicine/labs/blaserlab/

Research Keywords

cancer, genomics, immunology, microbiome

Description of two novel members of the family Erysipelotrichaceae: Ileibacterium valens gen. nov., sp. nov. and Dubosiella newyorkensis, gen. nov., sp. nov., from the murine intestine, and emendation to the description of Faecalibacterium rodentium
Cox, Laura M; Sohn, Jiho; Tyrrell, Kerin L; Citron, Diane M; Lawson, Paul A; Patel, Nisha B; Iizumi, Tadasu; Perez-Perez, Guillermo I; Goldstein, Ellie J C; Blaser, Martin J. Description of two novel members of the family Erysipelotrichaceae: Ileibacterium valens gen. nov., sp. nov. and Dubosiella newyorkensis, gen. nov., sp. nov., from the murine intestine, and emendation to the description of Faecalibacterium rodentium. International journal of systematic & evolutionary microbiology. 2017 Jan 16;:?-? (2413972)

Randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with azithromycin selects for anti-inflammatory microbial metabolites in the emphysematous lung
Segal, Leopoldo N; Clemente, Jose C; Wu, Benjamin G; Wikoff, William R; Gao, Zhan; Li, Yonghua; Ko, Jane P; Rom, William N; Blaser, Martin J; Weiden, Michael D. Randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with azithromycin selects for anti-inflammatory microbial metabolites in the emphysematous lung. Thorax. 2017 Jan;72(1):13-22 (2199482)

The Human Microbiome before Birth
Blaser, Martin J; Dominguez-Bello, Maria G. The Human Microbiome before Birth. Cell host & microbe. 2016 Nov 09;20(5):558-560 (2304522)

Helicobacter pylori colonization and pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia, spontaneous prematurity, and small for gestational age birth
den Hollander, Wouter J; Schalekamp-Timmermans, Sarah; Holster, I Lisanne; Jaddoe, Vincent W; Hofman, Albert; Moll, Henriette A; Perez-Perez, Guillermo I; Blaser, Martin J; Steegers, Eric A P; Kuipers, Ernst J. Helicobacter pylori colonization and pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia, spontaneous prematurity, and small for gestational age birth. Helicobacter. 2016 Oct 27;22(2):?-? (2488282)

Predominance of Lactobacillus spp. among patients who do not acquire multidrug-resistant organisms
Araos, Rafael; Tai, Albert K; Snyder, Graham M; Blaser, Martin J; D'Agata, Erika M C. Predominance of Lactobacillus spp. among patients who do not acquire multidrug-resistant organisms. Clinical infectious diseases. 2016 Oct 01;63(7):937-943 (2167062)