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Newsletter Vol 11: Ragon Celebrates Five Years, New Faculty Members

On February 28, the Ragon Institute celebrated five years of innovation and collaboration at the Walker Memorial on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus in Cambridge. Over 200 employees, friends and collaborators of the Institute gathered that evening to celebrate the ongoing commitment to progressive scientific discovery.   Since its establishment in 2009, the Ragon […]

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Newsletter Vol 10: Expanded Resources and Opening Events

May 29

Newsletter Vol 10: Expanded Resources and Opening Events

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The Ragon Institute has been established in their new space 400 Tech Square, Cambridge for several months now and researchers and staff are settling in and enjoying the spacious modern facilities.   One of the primary purposes of moving to a larger space was that it would allow Ragon to increase its laboratory resources.¬† In […]

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Newsletter Vol 9: Ragon Institute Nears Completion of New Office and Lab Space

For the past year, Ragon Institute faculty and staff have anticipated the completion of the renovation of five floors of research space at 400 Technology Square, Cambridge. Over the past few months considerable progress has been made, from cutting a hole in three floors to create a dramatic open staircase, to final painting and decorating […]

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Newsletter Vol 8: An Achievable Goal

The Ragon Institute celebrated three years of innovation and excellence on March 2, 2012. All Ragon Institute faculty and staff and their families and guests, collaborators from multiple continents, as well as donors Terry and Susan Ragon and their family, gathered at Walker Memorial on the MIT campus to mark this anniversary.   ¬† In […]

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Newsletter Vol 7: Top Achievments of 2011

With a daily focus on excellence, researchers at the Ragon Institute have pushed HIV research forward over the past year.   During 2011, 43 individual Ragon scientists wrote and published 83 publications¬† and many were promoted to faculty positions or won prestigious fellowship awards.   Highlighted below are the top four accomplishments of 2011:   […]

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Newsletter Vol 6: Ragon Summer Student Program

Each summer, Ragon hosts students from high school to college levels as part of the Ragon Summer Student Program, encouraging and support future scientists.   For eight weeks, students work under a faculty mentor matched to them by their area of interest. Students generally learn to perform several types of experiments, write protocols and learn […]

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Newsletter Vol 5: Local Outreach and Associate Members

This spring saw employees and faculty of the Ragon Institute more involved in the community than ever before. From community events to student education, Ragon showed its commitment, not only to research, but also to care for those infected with HIV/AIDS.   The Annual AIDS Walk The 26th annual AIDS Walk and 5K Run is […]

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Newsletter Vol 4: Two Year Anniversary and Glimcher

Ragon Institute 2nd Year Anniversary On March 19, 2011, more than 400 Ragon Institute employees, donors and collaborators gathered at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum at Columbia Point, Quincy, Massachusetts to celebrate the two year anniversary of the founding of the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard.   The event was […]

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Newsletter Vol 3: HPP Retreat and Irvine

2010 HPP Retreat in South Africa Communication and collaboration is the lifeblood of real scientific progress. Researchers often work long hours focused on their own research but getting together periodically with others in their field to share results gives a fresh perspective which often moves research forward.   This past October, Ragon Institute faculty, researchers […]

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Newsletter Vol 2: Student Program, Yu Lab, WhizzKids

Ragon Summer Student Program For many, summer time means beaches and barbeques, but for motivated high school and undergraduate students interested in HIV research, summer also means research at the Ragon Institute.   The Ragon Institute Summer Student Program, directed by Dr. Sylvie Le Gall, has been in force since 2005 and has grown exponentially […]

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