Salvatore A.E. Marras, Ph.D.

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


Our latest publications:

Banada PP, Green R, Streck D, Kurvathi R, Reiss R, Banik S, Daivaa N, Montalvan I, Jones R, Marras SAE, Chakravorty S, Alland D (2023) An expanded RT-PCR melting temperature coding assay to rapidly identify all known SARS-CoV-2 variants and sub-variants of concern. Scientific Reports 13: 21927. PMI: 38081834. To view and download the article, visit

Ebraham L, Xu C, Wang A, Hernandez C, Siclari N, Rajah D, Walter L, Marras SAE, Tyagi S, Fine DH, Daep CA, Chang TL (2023) Oral epithelial cells expressing low or undetectable levels of human angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 are susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 virus infection in vitro. Pathogens 12: 843. To view and download the article, visit

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(24): 1575223. PMI: 36555395. To view and download the article, visit

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