Martin J. Blaser

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Martin J. Blaser, MD is the Frederick H. King Professor of Internal Medicine, Chairman, Department of Medicine, and Professor of Microbiology at New York University School of Medicine. He is an established researcher in microbiology and infectious diseases. Blaser's work has focused on Helicobacter pylori and Campylobacter, and more recently Bacillus anthracis.

Blaser obtained his undergraduate education from the University of Pennsylvania in 1969 and graduated from the New York University School of Medicine in 1973 and did his post-graduate training at the University of Colorado School of Medicine from 1973 to 1979. Dr. Blaser then was an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 1979 to 1981.

In 1998 Blaser established the Foundation for Bacteria.

In 2005 Blaser was elected the President of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

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