Robert Blair

Scholarly Retreats
Type of work
New Orleans, LA
Dr. Kite and Dr. Blair used their scholarly retreat to analyze immunological data from studies on the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) which has implications for treatment of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Dr. Blair is an Assistant professor and veterinary pathologist in the Department of Pathology at the Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Blair received his veterinary degree in 2010 from the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine; completed a 1-year clinical internship at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine; and became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2014, after completing his residency training at LSU. He contributes to the mission of the TNPRC primarily by serving as a research pathologist responsible for interpretation of necropsy, biopsy and clinical pathology findings on research and colony animals. As an ACVP Board Certified pathologist, he is vital to our training mission. Dr. Blair holds weekly training and general pathology sessions for veterinary students/residents. Since completing his Ph.D. through the T32 program, he has taken an active role in management of the T32 training program here at the center. Dr. Blair has also been involved in collaborative research projects including SIV pathogenesis and vertical transmission of CMV. Dr. Blair’s research interests include the discovery of new diagnostic methods, routes of transmission, and pathogenesis of viral diseases.