Salvatore A.E. Marras, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics   |   Laboratory Website
room W350-A


Our latest publications:

Narang A, Marras SAE, Kurepina N, Chauhan V, Shashkina E, Kreiswirth B, Varma-Basil M, Vinnard C, Subbian S (2022) Ultrasensitive Detection of Multidrug-Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis Using SuperSelective Primer-Based Real-Time PCR Assays. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 23. PMI: 36555395. To view and download the article, visit

Badeti S, Jiang Q, Naghizadeh A, Tseng HC, Bushkin Y, Marras SAE, Nisa A, Tyagi S, Chen F, Romanienko P, Yehia G, Evans D, Lopez-Gonzalez M, Alland D, Russo R, Gause W, Shi L, Liu D (2022) Development of a novel human CD147 knock-in NSG mouse model to test SARS-CoV-2 viral infection. Cell & Bioscience 12: 88. PMI: 35690792

Dikdan RJ, Marras SAE, Field AP, Brownlee A, Cironi A, Hill DA, Tyagi S (2022) A multiplex PCR assay for identifying all major SARS-CoV-2 variants. Journal of Molecular Diagnostics 24: 309-319. PMI: 35121139

Vargas DY, Tyagi S, Marras SAE, Moerzinger P, Abin-Carriquiry JA, Cuello M, Rodriguez C, Martinez A, Makhnin A, Farina A, Patel C, Chuang TL, Li BT, Kramer FR (2022) Multiplex SuperSelective PCR assays for the detection and quantitation of rare somatic mutations in liquid biopsies. Journal of Molecular Diagnostics 24: 189-204. PMI: 34954118

Banada PP, Green R, Banik S, Streck D, Montalvan I, Reiss R, Jones R, Marras SAE, Chakravorty S, Alland D (2022) An expanded high throughput RT-PCR assay to rapidly identify all known SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern using melting temperature coding. medRxiv: 2022.2001.2018.22269424.