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June 13, 2024

Ragon at Pride for the People 2024

Celebrating Pride Month, we are delighted to share moments from the Boston Pride for the People Parade that took place on June 8. Members of the Ragon community joined the vibrant event, celebrating the history and meaning behind this month.

Press Releases June 10, 2024

Research shows early life immunity increases HIV cure/remission in male infants

New research published today by scientists at the Ragon Institute of Mass General Brigham, MIT and Harvard, the University of Oxford, the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the African Health Research Institute in South Africa, shows that male infants are more likely to achieve HIV cure/remission than females.

Press Releases May 30, 2024

New target in sight for HIV vaccine development

Decades into the HIV epidemic, there is as yet no effective vaccine to prevent new cases. In a recent Nature Immunology article (Ray et al.), the Batista lab of the Ragon Institute has preclinically validated a new HIV immunogen design approach from the Scripps Institute’s Schief lab targeting an unexplored site on the HIV-1 Envelope protein (Env).

Awards May 28, 2024

Alejandro Balazs Receives NIH Avant Garde Award for Innovative HIV and Substance Use Disorder Research

This award is part of the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award mechanism, which supports individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose high-impact research that will open new areas of HIV research and/or lead to new avenues for prevention and treatment of HIV among people who use drugs.

May 23, 2024

PRISM 2024 Concludes

Earlier this month, the 2024 Ragon PRISM Science Club concluded after eight weeks of providing high school students from underrepresented communities in the Greater Boston area a hands-on experience of scientific research.

Awards

Ragon Grad Student Awarded Jeffery Modell Prize

We are proud to recognize Sophie Giguere, PhD, a Batista Lab postdoctoral fellow who has been honored with the prestigious 2023 Jeffrey Modell Prize.

May 20, 2024

A boost for HIV vaccine research

Researchers from the Ragon Institute’s Batista Lab, in collaboration with Scripps Research as well as Moderna, Inc, have reported significant advancements in HIV vaccine development in two studies published in Science and Science Immunology this week. Ragon postdoctoral fellow Zhenfei Xie, PhD, and research scientist Xuesong Wang, PhD, were the first authors of each respective paper.

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