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Analysis of exciting Harvard life sciences inventors and their inventions

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Cowan Lab

Building tools to engineer stem cells.

Recent

  • Chad Cowan and his lab has done the work to set the upper limit of gene editing tools in stem cells. Some of the lab’s work was licensed to Mustang Bio. Excitedly, his work helped form the basis of Sanato develop off-the-shelf cell therapies. Developed a method to generate hypoimmunogenic human pluripotent stem cells to minimize GvHDfor cellular therapeutics - https://www.pnas.org/content/116/21/10441.long

Past

Mooney Lab

Designing new biomaterials to control cell therapies and delivery.

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Past

Arlotta Lab

Modeling the mammalian cerebral cortex.

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Past

Hung Lab

Characterizing host-pathogen interactions.

Recent

  • Doing incredible work to understand infectious disease and discover new strategies to respond to them; developing a single-pot assay relying on fluorescent hybridization for a rapid bacterial identification system - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-40792-3

  • Creating a pooled chemical screening method to discover drugs against Mycobacterium tuberculosis - https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/396440v1- characterizing millions of chemical/target combinations to find tens of new compound leads.

Past

Melton Lab

Making functional islets that secrete insulin to study and cure type I diabetes.

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Past

Buenrostro Lab

Inventing single-cell tools to study genetic variation.

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Past

Kleckner Lab

Characterizing the biophysics of chromosomes.

Past

Schreiber Lab

Using chemical genetics to study biology and disease.

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