Vinik Center faculty members have local, national, and international collaborations to advance our understanding of immune cell function in health and disease.
Examples of this work:
The Asthma and Allergic Disease Collaborative Research Center (AADCRC) program is the cornerstone of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) efforts to promote multidisciplinary basic and clinical research on the immunological basis, pathobiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of asthma and allergic diseases. The BWH Center is led by Dr. Joshua Boyce.
Immunological Genome Project (ImmGen) is a collaborative group of immunology and computational biology labs across the globe who join forces and expertise to perform a broad and deep dissection of the genome’s activity and its regulation in the immune system of the mouse. Dr. Daniel Dwyer leads the mast cell lab in ImmGen.
The Immune Tolerance Network – a consortium of immunologists who oversee clinical trials of emerging therapeutics and integrate them with mechanism-based research. Dr. Laidlaw serves as the Deputy Director of the Allergy Assessment Group.
Harvard Medical School’s Massachusetts Consortium on Pathogen Readiness focuses on short- and long-term pandemic readiness in the wake of COVID-19. Dr. Wesemann participates in this consortium.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Microbiome Informatics and Therapeutics engages researchers across multiple disciplines to diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases associated with the human microbiome. Dr. Wesemann participates in this consortium.
Broad Institute’s Food Allergy Science Initiative aims to accelerate research into the science of food allergy to enable the development of new diagnostics and treatments. Dr. Wesemann participates in these programs.