Martin J. Blaser, MD

  • Specialty: Infectious Diseases & Immunology
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 646-501-4386


  • Muriel G. and George W. Singer Professor of Translational Medicine, Department of Medicine
  • Professor, Department of Microbiology
  • Director Human Microbiome Program
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine, 2000
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Infectious Disease), 1979
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, University of Colorado Health Science Ctr., Infectious Diseases, 1979
  • Residency, University of Colorado Health Science Ctr., Internal Medicine, 1977
  • Residency, University of Colorado Health Science Ctr., Internal Medicine, 1975
  • MD from New York University, 1973

Locations and Appointments

550 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10016


Phone: 646-501-4386

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My Research

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.


  • Studying microbiology with Glenn F. Webb

    Blaser, Martin J
    Mathematical biosciences & engineering : MBE. 2015 Aug. 12 (4): xvii-xxii

  • The Cutaneous Microbiome in Outpatients Presenting With Acute Skin Abscesses

    Horton, James M; Gao, Zhan; Sullivan, D Matthew; Shopsin, Bo; Perez-Perez, Guillermo I; Blaser, Martin J
    Journal of infectious diseases. 2015 Jan. 8-14

  • Sparse and compositionally robust inference of microbial ecological networks

    Kurtz, Zachary D; Muller, Christian L; Miraldi, Emily R; Littman, Dan R; Blaser, Martin J; Bonneau, Richard A
    PLoS computational biology. 2015 May. 11 (5): ?-? e1004226

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