Maria Price Rapoza, PhD

Assistant Professor in Medicine
Campus mail 330 Sands Building, Research Drive, Durham, NC 27705
Phone (919) 681-9651
Email address maria.rapoza@duke.edu

 

Dr. Rapoza is the Executive Director of the Duke University Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC), a position she has held since late 2015.  In this role, she provides executive management for cardiovascular research within Duke.  Dr. Rapoza is also the Duke Department of Medicine contact for graduate medical trainees interested in basic research.  She previously was the Vice-President of Science and Technology at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, where she led programs designed to strengthen research in North Carolina and developed great respect for and insight into the perspective and role of the funding agency as a thought leader. She holds a PhD in Biochemistry from Duke University and has served on various advisory groups and boards including the Triangle Global Health Consortium, REACH NC and the NC Association for Biomedical Research.  Dr. Rapoza has worked throughout her career to strengthen systems for doing basic research. 

Specialties: strategic leadership in the life sciences

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., Duke University, 1994

Publications

Rapoza, MP, and Webster, RE. "The products of gene I and the overlapping in-frame gene XI are required for filamentous phage assembly." Journal of molecular biology 248, no. 3 (May 1995): 627-638.

PMID
7752229
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Rapoza, MP, and Webster, RE. "The filamentous bacteriophage assembly proteins require the bacterial SecA protein for correct localization to the membrane." Journal of bacteriology 175, no. 6 (March 1993): 1856-1859.

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8449893
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Guy-Caffey, JK, Rapoza, MP, Jolley, KA, and Webster, RE. "Membrane localization and topology of a viral assembly protein." Journal of bacteriology 174, no. 8 (April 1992): 2460-2465.

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1556066
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