Tomas Maira-Litran, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Tomás Maira-Litrán is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Maira-Litrán received his PharmD from the University of Navarra, Spain, and his PhD in microbiology from Manchester University, England, where his research focused on elucidating mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance of bacterial biofilms. Maira-Litrán's primary research field is bacterial pathogenesis and vaccine development with particular focus on multi-drug resistant (MDR), hospital-acquired pathogens. In addition, Maira-Litrán's current research efforts are geared toward understanding the mechanisms of survival of two MDR pathogens, Acinetobacter baumannii and Klebsiella pneumoniae, in human blood with the ultimate goal of uncovering novel targets for antimicrobial development. Maira-Litrán received the Harvard Medical School Excellence in Tutoring Award for the academic year 2007.


  • PhD The University of Manchester