About

The Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard brings together scientists and engineers from diverse fields to better understand the immune system and support human health. Our mission is to harness the immune system to prevent and cure human disease.

The Ragon was officially established in 2009, with a donation from the Phillip T. and Susan M. Ragon Foundation. Throughout our history, our flexible funding structure has enabled us to be nimble in our approach to targeting new illnesses and capitalizing on emerging breakthroughs. Our focus is on immunology and global infectious disease, which began with an early focus on HIV.

We now have six research priority areas: HIV/AIDS, Global Infectious Diseases, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vaccine Development, Basic and Applied Immunology, and Clinical Studies

Our fuel is cross-disciplinary collaboration, breaking down the barriers between experts ranging from computational biologists and bench scientists to clinicians and community liaisons. Our strength is in the people we bring together, representing wide-ranging areas of expertise and the unparalleled excellence of our partner organizations: the Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard University. At the Ragon, we’re building collaborative models which are transforming human health on a global scale.

Our Story

The Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard focuses on immunology and infectious diseases of global significance.

Philosophy

The Ragon Institute's mission is to transform medical care by harnessing the immune system to prevent and cure human diseases.

Team

Our workforce members are what makes the Ragon unique: highly-motivated, collaborative, progressive, and altogether exceptional.

Donors

Private donations are the lifeblood of the Ragon Institute. These private, unrestricted funds allow scientists and educators to be innovative in their approach to research.

Culture

Our people are our greatest asset. We are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment that is welcoming for all.

Facilities

Located at 400 Technology Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Ragon Institute is specifically designed to safely support our immunology and infectious disease research.

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Culture

Our people are our greatest asset. We are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment that is welcoming for all.

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Our Story

The Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard focuses on immunology and infectious diseases of global significance.

READ MORE

Philosophy

The Ragon Institute's mission is to transform medical care by harnessing the immune system to prevent and cure human diseases.

READ MORE