Jay Rappaport, PhD

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Director and Chief Academic Officer
Office Address
18703 Three Rivers Road, Covington LA 70433
School of Medicine

Education & Affiliations

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


Acute Respiratory Distress in Aged, SARS-CoV-2-Infected African Green Monkeys but Not Rhesus Macaques. Am J Pathol. 2021 Feb;191(2):274-282. doi: 10.1016/j.ajpath.2020.10.016. Epub 2020 Nov 7. PMID: 33171111; PMCID: PMC7648506.

Adjuvanting a subunit COVID-19 vaccine to induce protective immunity. Nature. 2021 Jun;594(7862):253-258. doi: 10.1038/s41586-021-03530-2. Epub 2021 Apr 19. PMID: 33873199.

ACTIVating Resources for the COVID-19 Pandemic: In Vivo Models for Vaccines and Therapeutics. Cell Host Microbe. 2020 Nov 11;28(5):646-659. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2020.09.016. Epub 2020 Oct 1. PMID: 33152279; PMCID: PMC7528903.

Cellular events of acute, resolving or progressive COVID-19 in SARS-CoV-2 infected non-human primates. Nat Commun. 2020 Nov 27;11(1):6078. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-19967-4. PMID: 33247138; PMCID: PMC7695721.

Elevated indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase enzyme activity in a novel mouse model of HIV-associated atherosclerosis. AIDS. 2019 Aug 1;33(10):1557-1564. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000002255. PMID: 31306164; PMCID: PMC6636853.

Distinct fate, dynamics and niches of renal macrophages of bone marrow or embryonic origins. Nat Commun. 2020 May 8;11(1):2280. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-16158-z. PMID: 32385245; PMCID: PMC7210253.

Endothelial cell infection and dysfunction, immune activation in severe COVID-19. Theranostics. 2021 Jul 6;11(16):8076-8091. doi: 10.7150/thno.61810. PMID: 34335981; PMCID: PMC8315069.

View Dr. Rappaport's publications on PubMed.