By Simar Bajaj and Abdullahi Tsanni Even experienced doctors could be fooled by this disease. A deadly hemorrhagic illness, it often looks like yellow fever, malaria, or typhoid. At first, … Continue reading “Meet the scientists trying to stop the next global pandemic from starting in Africa”
Welcome to “In the Lab” As we move forward into the warmer summer months, the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases’ June edition of “In the Lab” reflected upon and … Continue reading “In The Lab – June 2023”
Welcome to “In the Lab” Spring into this month’s edition of “In the Lab”! This April and May, the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases newsletter explored Commencement, World Malaria … Continue reading “In The Lab – May 2023”
June 1, 2023 When the prestigious invite to the Austrian Leadership Programs from the Austrian Embassy rolled into her inbox, Dr. Patricia (Patty) Grace thought it could have been spam. … Continue reading “Science in the A.L.P.S.”
Q&A with Christian Happi, new Adjunct Faculty Member in IID June 1, 2023 Can you tell us a little about your research background? How did you get started in your … Continue reading “Welcome to the latest IID member! “
Congratulations to the four outstanding IID graduates: Dan Rubin, Sydney Stanley, Harry Won, and Madalyn Won! Leading up to commencement we asked all four graduates what was the best part … Continue reading “Celebrating IID’s 2023 Graduates!”
Our warmest congratulations to Dr. Barry Bloom on his Emeritus Faculty Award Nomination.
Sarah Fortune, our resident Tuberculosis expert on vaccines was on the panel of Combatting a global killer: What’s next in the fight against tuberculosis.
With TB being such a multi-faceted disease, what aspect does your research focus on? My research is focused on understanding how Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) evolves to evade antibiotic killing in … Continue reading “Q&A with Qingyun Liu”
With TB being such a multi-faceted disease, what aspect does your research focus on? My work focuses on how we can use a two-headed targeted degrader molecule to redirect Mtb’s … Continue reading “Q&A with Harim Won”
Welcome to “In the Lab” The inaugural edition of the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases newsletter, In the Lab, is a representation of the continued hard work, success, and … Continue reading “In The Lab – March 2023”
Kizzmekia Corbett helped lead a team of scientists contributing to one of the most stunning achievements in the history of immunizations: a highly effective, easily manufactured vaccine against Covid-19.
At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, one of the worst things about SARS-CoV-2 was that it was so new: The world lacked immunity, treatments, and vaccines.
For immediate release: December 8, 2022 Boston, MA – Researchers have discovered a new form of altered drug susceptibility—dubbed antibiotic resilience—that enables Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) to survive antibiotic treatment. The study, led … Continue reading “Failure of tuberculosis treatment linked to bacterial resilience”
In 2021, the longstanding global health goal to eradicate malaria experienced a paradigm shift: after 30 years of development, the first vaccine for the disease was endorsed by the World … Continue reading “A multidisciplinary approach to eradicating malaria”
Scientists in Africa have been monitoring and sequencing pathogens since long before the pandemic. The world benefited from this network when scientists including Sikhulile Moyo, laboratory director for the Botswana-Harvard … Continue reading “The 100 Most Influential People of 2022 – Tulio de Oliveira and Sikhulile Moyo”
May 12, 2022 – Over the past few years of his PhD research, Harim Won has been laying the groundwork to develop a new type of antibiotic to treat tuberculosis (TB), … Continue reading “A better antibiotic for tuberculosis treatment”
Over the past few years of his PhD research, Harim Won has been laying the groundwork to develop a new type of antibiotic to treat tuberculosis (TB), addressing the long-standing … Continue reading “A better antibiotic for tuberculosis treatment”
Before COVID, tuberculosis was the leading infectious disease killer in the world. To mark World TB Day, March 24, Sarah Fortune, John LaPorte Given Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases … Continue reading “The infectious disease that nobody ever thinks about”
What will the future of SARS-CoV-2 look like, and what should we as a community consider in our response to changing conditions? Yonatan Grad, Melvin J. and Geraldine Glimcher Associate … Continue reading “As Omicron wanes, what is the state of the pandemic?”
Kizzmekia S. Corbett, PhD, assistant professor at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health and recently named one of Time magazine’s 2021 Heroes of the Year, speaks with Washington … Continue reading “WP LIVE – Kizzmekia Corbett on the omicron variant and the the future of mRNA vaccines”
December 8, 2021 – As the world waits to learn more about Omicron, the latest SARS-CoV-2 variant, the Botswana-based researcher who produced the first genetic sequence of the virus spoke about the importance of … Continue reading “Botswana researcher who sequenced Omicron urges more genomic surveillance, vaccinations in Africa”
November 3, 2021 – What lessons have scientific researchers learned from the COVID-19 pandemic? And how can they better apply them to the next major outbreak of disease? More than 200 participants … Continue reading “Symposium explores health lessons learned from the pandemic”
October 18, 2021 – Two researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Eric Rubin and Renee Salas, have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Election to the NAM … Continue reading “Eric Rubin, Renee Salas elected to National Academy of Medicine”
For immediate release: Thursday, September 23, 2021 Boston, MA ─ The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has named Flaminia Catteruccia, professor of immunology and infectious diseases at Harvard T.H. Chan School of … Continue reading “Flaminia Catteruccia named Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator”
October 20, 2020 – Two Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health faculty members, Marc Lipsitch and Pardis Sabeti, have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Membership is considered one … Continue reading “Marc Lipsitch, Pardis Sabeti elected to National Academy of Medicine”
Chidi Akusobi, MD-PhD ’22, wants to understand the biology of infectious diseases, and help build the science pipeline for students of color May 27, 2020—Like everybody else these days, Chidi … Continue reading “Sharing a lifelong interest in science”
Harvard Chan School-Human Vaccines Project collaboration will use artificial intelligence and causal inference to accelerate drug and vaccine development For immediate release: April 14, 2020 Boston, MA–The Harvard T.H. Chan … Continue reading “Human Immunomics Initiative will decode immune system, speed new vaccines”