The Ragon Institute

The Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard was officially established in February 2009 with a $100 million donation from the Philip T. and Susan M. Ragon Foundation. Our mission is to harness the immune system to prevent and cure human disease.


Our Institute works in six research priority areas: HIV/AIDS, Global Infectious Diseases, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vaccine Development, Basic and Applied Immunology, and Clinical studies. Each research area contributes to our goal of understanding the immune system in order to prevent and cure disease.

 

Our faculty and collaborators bring expertise from areas such as innate and adaptive immunology, virology, biochemistry, structural biology, physics, engineering, computational biology, vaccinology, as well as physician scientists conducting translational clinical studies of candidate vaccines and immunotherapy. The Ragon Institute brings people together with the understanding that progress comes not from silos of expertise, but from a vibrant, collaborative community with knowledge building as it flows from field to field, each approach and perspective giving valuable insights to solve global medical problems