Global Infectious Diseases

Though the Ragon Institute started by studying HIV, we quickly expanded to other global infectious diseases. Our expansion began with tuberculosis, which often affects people living with HIV, and soon moved to the influenza virus, which affects millions globally every year.

Our BL3 core allows us to work with many infectious pathogens safely, including tuberculosis. Our researchers, from engineers to virologists, study these diseases with the goal of developing better prevention, understanding, and treatment to achieve a global impact.

Current projects in this area include understanding the mechanisms of tuberculosis infections, developing a universal flu vaccine, and understanding how tuberculosis and HIV interact when co-infecting the same patient.

Labs Working in this Area

On Site Labs

Alter

Systems Serology

Galit Alter, PhD

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Balazs

Engineering Immunity Against Infectious Disease

Alejandro B. Balazs, PhD

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Barczak

Host-pathogen interactions in mycobacterial infection

Amy Barczak, MD

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Batista

B cells, antibodies, preclinical vaccinology

Facundo Batista, PhD

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Bryson

Immune control of mycobacteria

Bryan Bryson, PhD

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Carrington

Impact of immunogenetic variation on disease outcome

Mary Carrington, PhD

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Kwon

Mucosal immunology, Microbiome, HIV

Douglas S. Kwon, MD, PhD

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Lichterfeld

Clinical trials, single cell assays, HIV cure

Mathias D. Lichterfeld, MD, PhD

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Lingwood

Programing vaccine antibody responses

Daniel Lingwood, PhD

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Schmidt

Protein Engineering, Therapeutic Development, Viral Evolution

Aaron Schmidt, PhD

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Shalek

Single-Cell Genomics, Systems Immunology

Alex K. Shalek, PhD

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Walker

HIV, virus-specific T cells, elite controllers

Bruce D. Walker, MD

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Emerging Infectious Diseases

The Ragon is committed to the study of emerging infectious diseases, such as Ebola, Zika, SARS/MERS, which have a devastating global impact.

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Global Infectious Diseases

Though the Ragon Institute started by studying HIV, we quickly expanded to other global infectious diseases.

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The Ragon’s research creates knowledge from our collaborative, cross-disciplinary approach, breaking down the silos of academia.

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