Paola Massari, PhD
Adjunct Research Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Infectious Diseases Section

MSc, Universita degli Studi di Napoli
PhD, Universita degli Studi di Napoli



Expertise includes: Protein biochemistry and purification; Structure-function characterization; Cellular biology; Immunology; Apoptosis; Airways biology and immunology.

Boston Medical Center





A novel Th2-skewed vaccine against canine periodontitis
11/01/2014 - 10/31/2015 (PI)
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation

Purification of the chlamydial major outer membrane protein (MOMP) produced by cell-free (CF) synth…
12/01/2014 - 06/30/2015 (PI)
SutroVax, Inc.



Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
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  1. Moreau MR, Massari P, Genco CA. The ironclad truth: how in vivo transcriptomics and in vitro mechanistic studies shape our understanding of Neisseria gonorrhoeae gene regulation during mucosal infection. Pathog Dis. 2017 Jul 31; 75(5). PMID: 28520925.
  2. Toussi DN, Wetzler LM, Liu X, Massari P. Neisseriae internalization by epithelial cells is enhanced by TLR2 stimulation. Microbes Infect. 2016 Oct; 18(10):627-638.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27373686; DOI: 10.1016/j.micinf.2016.06.001;.
  3. Stefanelli P, Neri A, Tanabe M, Fazio C, Massari P. Typing and surface charges of the variable loop regions of PorB from Neisseria meningitidis. IUBMB Life. 2016 Jun; 68(6):488-95. PMID: 27156582; DOI: 10.1002/iub.1508;.
  4. McClure R, Nudel K, Massari P, Tjaden B, Su X, Rice PA, Genco CA. The Gonococcal Transcriptome during Infection of the Lower Genital Tract in Women. PLoS One. 2015; 10(8):e0133982.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26244506; PMCID: PMC4526530; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0133982;.
  5. Massari P, Gunawardana J, Liu X, Wetzler LM. Correction for Massari et al., meningococcal porin PorB prevents cellular apoptosis in a Toll-like receptor 2- and NF-?B-independent manner. Infect Immun. 2015 Aug; 83(8):3339.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26157088; PMCID: PMC4496629; DOI: 10.1128/IAI.00627-15;.
  6. Nudel K, Massari P, Genco CA. Neisseria gonorrhoeae Modulates Cell Death in Human Endocervical Epithelial Cells through Export of Exosome-Associated cIAP2. Infect Immun. 2015 Sep; 83(9):3410-7.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26077759; PMCID: PMC4534674; DOI: 10.1128/IAI.00732-15;.
  7. Kattner C, Pfennig S, Massari P, Tanabe M. One-step purification and porin transport activity of the major outer membrane proteins P2 from Haemophilus influenzae, FomA from Fusobacterium nucleatum and PorB from Neisseria meningitidis. Appl Biochem Biotechnol. 2015 Mar; 175(6):2907-15. PMID: 25575589; DOI: 10.1007/s12010-014-1473-2;.
  8. McClure R, Massari P. TLR-Dependent Human Mucosal Epithelial Cell Responses to Microbial Pathogens. Front Immunol. 2014; 5:386. PMID: 25161655; DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2014.00386;.
  9. Toussi DN, Massari P. Immune Adjuvant Effect of Molecularly-defined Toll-Like Receptor Ligands. Vaccines (Basel). 2014; 2(2):323-53. PMID: 26344622; DOI: 10.3390/vaccines2020323;.
  10. Kattner C, Toussi DN, Zaucha J, Wetzler LM, Rüppel N, Zachariae U, Massari P, Tanabe M. Crystallographic analysis of Neisseria meningitidis PorB extracellular loops potentially implicated in TLR2 recognition. J Struct Biol. 2014 Mar; 185(3):440-7.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24361688; PMCID: PMC3943661; DOI: 10.1016/j.jsb.2013.12.006;.
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Bar chart showing 43 publications over 21 distinct years, with a maximum of 6 publications in 2012

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