Aimee Kirsch Zaas

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Associate Professor of Medicine

Medical education
Genomic applications for diagnosis of infectious diseases
Genomic applications for prediction of infectious diseases

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Contact Information:

  • Office Location: 2301 Erwin Rd, Box 3182, Durham, NC 27710
  • Office Phone: (919) 681-1464
  • Email Address:


  • Duke University, 2004
  • Duke University, 2002
  • Johns Hopkins University, 2001
  • M.D. Northwestern University, 1998

Courses Taught:

  • MGM 293: Research Independent Study I

Representative Publications:

    • Zaas, AK; Aziz, H; Lucas, J; Perfect, JR; Ginsburg, GS, Blood gene expression signatures predict invasive candidiasis., Science Translational Medicine, vol 2 no. 21 (2010) [10.1126/scitranslmed.3000715] [abs].
    • Zaas, AK; Chen, M; Varkey, J; Veldman, T; Hero, AO; Lucas, J; Huang, Y; Turner, R; Gilbert, A; Lambkin-Williams, R; Øien, NC; Nicholson, B; Kingsmore, S; Carin, L; Woods, CW; Ginsburg, GS, Gene expression signatures diagnose influenza and other symptomatic respiratory viral infections in humans., Cell Host and Microbe, vol 6 no. 3 (2009), pp. 207-217 [10.1016/j.chom.2009.07.006] [abs].
    • Zaas, AK; Liao, G; Chien, JW; Weinberg, C; Shore, D; Giles, SS; Marr, KA; Usuka, J; Burch, LH; Perera, L; Perfect, JR; Peltz, G; Schwartz, DA, Plasminogen alleles influence susceptibility to invasive aspergillosis., PLoS genetics, vol 4 no. 6 (2008) [10.1371/journal.pgen.1000101] [abs].