Mar 29, 2021
We're proud to be part of the Sigal Lab's manuscript describing resistance of B.1.351 SARS-CoV-2 to naturally acquired humoral immunity! Now online at Nature!
Mar 12, 2021
Our manuscript describing resistance of circulating COVID-19 variants to vaccine-induced humoral immunity is now online at Cell!
Feb 17, 2021
We've put our pre-print describing the neutralizing potency of vaccine sera against COVID-19 variants up on the website while it is undergoes screening at medRxiv
Feb 16, 2021
Our collaboration with the Kwon lab looking at HIV infection of macrophage was published online in Scientific Reports!
December 22nd, 2020
Our collaboration with the Lingwood lab investigating the IL-6 buffer system was just published online in Immunity!
December 15th, 2020
Evan and Wilfredo's paper on COVID-19 antibodies and disease severity was just published online in Cell! The result of an awersome collaboration between our lab and MGH Pathology!
December 10th, 2020
Our collaboration with the Wesemann lab characterizing antibodies in COVID patients was just published online in Cell!
December 8th, 2020
The result of a fun collaboration with the Lingwood and Schmidt labs working towards pan-coronavirus neutralizing antibodies was just uploaded to bioRxiv!
November 16th, 2020
Allen just presented his PhD thesis seminar and defense to the exam committee and been awarded his PhD! Congratulations!
October 30th, 2020
Jackie defended her thesis today and has earned her PhD! She did an amazing job with both her seminar and exam! The lab's first (of hopefully many) graduate students to finish!
October 20th, 2020
The pre-print describing our finding linking COVID-19 disease severity to neutralizing antibodies was just put up on MedRxiv
August 17th, 2020
Zeidy has joined the lab as a technician!
August 10th, 2020
Kerri has joined the lab as a technician!
August 8th, 2020
Our paper with Galit's lab describing a SARS-CoV-2-specific ELISA assay was just published in Journal of Immunological Methods.
May 6th, 2020
Our accepted manuscript with the Bloom lab describing a SARS-CoV-2 pseudovirus neutralization assay was just published in Viruses.
April 21st, 2020
We just published a Preprint with the Bloom lab describing a SARS-CoV-2 pseudovirus neutralization assay today in bioRxiv!
January 8th, 2020
Our collaboration with the Lingwood lab has just been published today in Journal of Proteome Research!
January 6th, 2020
Maegan has joined the lab as a technician!
November 14th, 2019
Our paper helping the Deverman lab identify Ly6A as the receptor for BBB transfer of PHP.B capsid was published online today in PLoS One.
June 12th, 2019
Our paper with Lynn Morris showing AAV-mediated delivery of CAP256 antibody was published today in Molecular Therapy: Methods and Clinical Development!
December 5th, 2018
Hugh's paper on AAV-mediated NHP antibody delivery for SIV prevention was published online today in PLoS Pathogens!
October 1st, 2018
Allen's review of AAV-mediated antibody delivery for HIV treatment and prevention was published online today in Retrovirology!
July 3rd, 2018
Meredith has joined the lab from the Harvard Virology program as a PhD student!
June 6th, 2018
Dylan has joined the lab after graduating from Suffolk University!
May 18, 2018
Yentli has left the lab to become an MD/PhD student at University of Pennsylvania in Philladelphia!
Sept 4, 2017
Adam has joined the lab from the Harvard Virology program as a PhD student!
July 17, 2017
Bonisile is visiting the lab from the laboratory of Thumbi Ndung'u as part of her graduate work.
July 5, 2017
June 30, 2017
Chris has left the lab to become a PhD student at Washington University in St. Louis!
June 5, 2017
Scott has joined the lab from the Vaccine Research Center after graduating from Brandeis
Feb 1, 2017
Jackie's review of antibody gene transfer for HIV prevention was published online today in Current Opinion in Immunology!
January 30, 2017
Jackie's review of vectored antibody delivery was published today in Immunological Reviews!
June 20, 2016
Yentli has joined the lab from the Ploss lab at Princeton.
May 20, 2016
Ben has left the lab to become an MD/PhD student at UT Southwestern! We wish him the best
April 18, 2016
Evan has joined the lab from the laboratory of Welkin Johnson at Boston College
April 15, 2016
We have received a Transformative Research Scholars Award from the Department of Medicine at MGH!
January 21, 2016
We have received a Research Scholars Award for HIV research from Gilead Sciences!
January 19, 2016
Martin has joined the lab from the laboratory of Eric Hunter program for his postdoctoral fellowship!
Aug 21, 2015
Allen has joined the lab from the Harvard Systems Biology program as a co-advised PhD student with the Chakraborty lab at MIT!
Aug 10, 2015
Jackie has joined the lab from the Harvard BBS program for her PhD research!
July 23, 2015
Cailin's other review of vectored antibody delivery for a range of applications (beyond HIV) was published online today in Current Opinion in Immunology!
June 26, 2015
NIH/NIDA has announced that we have been awarded an Avenir New Innovator (DP2) Grant!
See the posting on the Ragon Institute website for more details.
Jun 2, 2015
Roy and Hilena have joined the lab for the Ragon Summer Research Program
Feb 24, 2015
Cailin's review of VIP for HIV was published online today in Current Opinion in HIV & AIDS! It will be available in print in the May issue.
Sept 17th, 2014
Our collaborators have published the use of antibodies to treat established Hepatitis C infection in Science Translational Medicine!
Aug 26th, 2014
Cailin's graduate work describing VIP for Malaria was published online today in PNAS!
July 2nd, 2014
Henry has graciously agreed to serve as our Lab Mascot!
June 12th, 2014
Cailin, Ben and TJ have joined the Balazs lab!
Mar 24th, 2014
Chris has joined the Balazs lab as a technician! Welcome!
Mar 6th, 2014
Our paper was featured on the Nature Medicine Podcast!
Scroll to 18:35 for the start of our segment
Feb 9th, 2014
Our new paper showing that VIP can protect against vaginal HIV transmission is published online!
January 9th, 2014
The Balazs lab opens at the Ragon Institute!
June 9th, 2013
Broad protection against influenza infection by vectored immunoprophylaxis in mice
This Week in Virology (TWiV) 236: Flu gets the VIP treatment
January 18th, 2013
The Huffington Post - News Story
November 5th, 2012
Advances in Humanized Mice Symposia - Harvard Medical School:
November 30th, 2011
Antibody based protection against HIV infection by Vectored Immunoprophylaxis.
November 30th, 2011
NBC4 Southern California News:
This Week in Virology #168 - Super CalTech prophylaxis
JAX Podcast - Interview with Dr. Balazs
Reddit - Gene Therapy "Vaccine" against HIV 100% effective in mice.
Slashdot - Gene Therapy Approach 'Completely' Protects Mice From HIV Infection
Gene therapy can protect against HIV
Nature's most read news stories of 2011
Faculty of 1000
This Week in Virology (TWiV) 168: Super CalTech prophylaxis and ferret runny noses
JAX - Full-Length, Natural, Human Antibodies Thwart HIV in mice
Voice of America - Researchers Study Possible Alternative to AIDS Vaccine
AFP - In mice, a step closer towards a vaccine for HIV
USA Today - Hope for new AIDS protection seen in mouse study
CNET - Biologists one step closer to neutralizing HIV
io9 - Breakthrough: Gene Therapy Provides Full Protection from HIV Transmission in Mice
International Business Times - Gene Therapy Approach 'Completely' Protects Mice from HIV Infection
Medical News Today - Gene Therapy Protects Mice Against HIV
Next Big Future - Gene therapy turns muscles into HIV antibody factories
dvice - Gene therapy vaccine completely protects mice from HIV
New Antibodies Give 100pc Protection To Mice Against HIV Infection
New HIV treatment shows 100% protection in mice 'and humans could be next'
Victory at last?
IFGO - Researchers Design HIV vaccine that works in mice
ARS Technica - Researchers short-circuit the immune system to block HIV