Embodying a strong, collaborative culture, Ragon faculty lead and support wide-ranging interdisciplinary teams working with a singular focus on curing and preventing human disease.
Our faculty include scientists, engineers, and clinicians, working in disciplines ranging from medicine, engineering, and cellular biology to chemistry, computational biology, genetics, physics, mathematics, immunology—and more.
T Cell Immunotherapy, HIV Evolution and Transmission
Engineering Immunity Against Infectious Disease
Host-pathogen interactions in mycobacterial infection
B cells, antibodies, preclinical vaccinology
Immune control of mycobacteria
Impact of immunogenetic variation on disease outcome
Genetics and function of adaptive immune responses
Synthetic immunity and cell death regulation
T cells, Vaccines, & Immune Control
NK cell biology, immune/cellular therapy
Application and development of statistical methods
Natural infections informing immunotherapies
Mucosal Immunology, Microbiome, HIV, Clinical Research, Emerging Infectious Diseases
Clinical Trials, Single Cell assays, HIV Cure
Programing vaccine antibody responses
Building tools to characterize spatial and temporal immune cell interactions
Immune-mediated circuits supporting organ functions
Lymphoid tissues, Acute HIV-1 infection, HIV cure
Immune mechanisms of HIV control
B-cell biology and T-B collaboration
Molecular adaptations in immune cells enabling function under stress
Protein Engineering, Therapeutic Development, Viral Evolution
Single-Cell Genomics, Systems Immunology
HIV, virus-specific T cells, elite controllers
Intercellular Communication, Tissue Microenvironment, Quantitative & Systems Immunology
Dendritic Cells and Elite Controllers
The Ragon’s clinical research focuses on clinical studies in infectious diseases such as HIV and COVID-19.
Our lab staff, comprised of students, postdocs, technicians, and scientists, is responsible for the hands-on research work at the Ragon.