Paola Massari, PhD

Adjunct Research Associate Professor, Medicine

Paola Massari
650 Albany St Evans Biomed Research Ctr


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

Other Positions

  • Boston Medical Center


  • Universit√† degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, PhD
  • Universit√† degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, MSc
  • Universit√† degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, BS


  • Published on 12/25/2017

    Madico G, Gursky O, Fairman J, Massari P. Structural and Immunological Characterization of Novel Recombinant MOMP-Based Chlamydial Antigens. Vaccines (Basel). 2017 Dec 25; 6(1). PMID: 29295593.

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  • Published on 7/31/2017

    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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 7/1/2016

    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. PMID: 27373686.

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  • Published on 5/9/2016

    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.

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  • Published on 8/5/2015

    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. PMID: 26244506.

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  • Published on 8/1/2015

    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. PMID: 26157088.

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  • Published on 6/15/2015

    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. PMID: 26077759.

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  • Published on 1/10/2015

    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.

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  • Published on 8/12/2014

    McClure R, Massari P. TLR-Dependent Human Mucosal Epithelial Cell Responses to Microbial Pathogens. Front Immunol. 2014; 5:386. PMID: 25161655.

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  • Published on 4/25/2014

    Toussi DN, Massari P. Immune Adjuvant Effect of Molecularly-defined Toll-Like Receptor Ligands. Vaccines (Basel). 2014; 2(2):323-53. PMID: 26344622.

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