The Ragon Institute

The Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard’s mission is to harness the immune system to prevent and cure human disease. Currently, we are using our resources and scientists to focus on understanding SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19. We are working both within the Institute and in collaboration with the Massachusetts scientific community to:

1) develop a vaccine that should be in clinical trials by fall
2) collect and analyze patient samples to better understand disease progression and susceptibility
3) make SARS-CoV-2 proteins for use in diagnostic and research labs
4) understand the role of the GI system in COVID-19 infection and prognosis
5) develop diagnostic tests, including an antibody diagnostic test which is being used in-state and internationally

Additionally, we have an internal scientific committee dedicated solely to identifying and supporting COVID-19 research aimed at maximizing short-term impact, who are actively reviewing project submissions from our faculty. For more about our COVID-19 work, please visit our COVID-19 page.