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Jay Rappaport, PhD
Director and Chief Academic Officer


BA, Biology, University of Pennsylvania
PhD, Microbiology, University of Pennsylvania


Director and Chief Academic Officer, Tulane National Primate Center, June 2018-present
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Tulane School of Medicine, June 2018-present
Professor and Associate Chair of Education, Temple University, 1999-2018
Professor and IBC Chair, Drexel College of Medicine, 1986-1999

Key Publications

Rappaport J, Volsky DJ. Role of the macrophage in HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders and other comorbidities in patients on effective antiretroviral treatment. J Neurovirol. 2015 Jun;21(3):235-4 PMID: 25933548.

Velasquez, S, and Rappaport J. Activation in major depressive disorder: A pivotal linkage between psychological stress, purinergic signaling, and the kynurenine pathway.  Biol Psychiatry. 2016 Jul 1;80(1):4-5 . PMID: 27312231

Fischer-Smith T, Tedaldi EM, Rappaport J.   CD163/CD16 coexpression by circulating monocytes/macrophages in HIV: potential biomarkers for HIV infection and AIDS progression. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2008 Mar;24(3):417-21.

View Dr. Rappaport's publications on PubMed