Scientists from Ragon Institute visit CAPRISA

27 June 2015

Back (L-R): Travis Hughes, Marc Wadsworth, Alex Shalek, Lyle McKinnon, Jo-Ann Passmore, Aleth Gaillard. Middle (L-R): Andile Mtshali, Carly Ziegler, Jay Prakadan, Derseree Archary, Alex Genshaft. Front (L-R):  Kellie Kolb, Refilwe Molatlhegi and Sam Kazer

Dr Alex Shalek, from the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard and his laboratory team of first year graduate students, was recently hosted by Dr Desh Archary Research Associate and senior scientists at CAPRISA. Dr Shalek’s  research uses an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates chemical biology, nanoscale technologies and microfluidics and transcriptomics to extensively profile and precisely control cells and their interactions within the context of complex systems. This integrative research is directed towards the development and application of new technologies that will facilitate the understanding of how cells collectively perform systems-level functions in healthy and diseased states