Ragon Institute of Mass General, MIT, and Harvard
Department of Biology at MIT
400 TS 868
The Ringel Lab investigates crosstalk between CD8+ T cells and their environment at a molecular level, by dissecting the biological and metabolic programs engaged under conditions of stress. Using an array of approaches to model and perturb the local microenvironment, our research aims to reveal both the adaptive molecular changes as well as intrinsic vulnerabilities in T cells that arise within the tumor niche. Our goal is to understand how disease states remodel the fundamental mechanisms that regulate immune cell function and contribute to pathogenesis.
Dr. RIngel is a Core Member of the Ragon Institute and Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at MIT. She received a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University, where she graduated with University Honors and majored in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry and Physics. She performed her graduate studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with Dr. Cynthia Wolberger, where she received a PhD in Molecular Biophysics. She moved to Harvard Medical School for postdoctoral training, working in the laboratory of Dr. Marcia Haigis within the Department of Cell Biology. She started her own lab in 2022, where she investigates crosstalk between CD8+ T cells and their environment to better understand how T cells adapt to stress conditions.
Ringel, AE, Drijvers, JM, Baker, GJ, Catozzi, A, García-Cañaveras, JC, Gassaway, BM, Miller, BC, Juneja, VR, Nguyen, TH, Joshi, S et al..
2020. Cell 183, 1848-1866.e26.
Drijvers, JM, Gillis, JE, Muijlwijk, T, Nguyen, TH, Gaudiano, EF, Harris, IS, LaFleur, MW, Ringel, AE, Yao, CH, Kurmi, K et al..
2021. Cancer Immunol Res 9, 184-199.
Wong, SJ, Ringel, AE, Yuan, W, Paulo, JA, Yoon, H, Currie, MA, Haigis, MC.
2021. J Biol Chem 296, 100397.
Chakraborty, AA, Laukka, T, Myllykoski, M, Ringel, AE, Booker, MA, Tolstorukov, MY, Meng, YJ, Meier, SR, Jennings, RB, Creech, AL et al..
2019. Science 363, 1217-1222.
Ringel, AE, Tucker, SA, Haigis, MC.
2018. Mol Cell 72, 610-624.
Ringel, AE, Cieniewicz, AM, Taverna, SD, Wolberger, C.
2015. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 112, E5461-70
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