Dr. Roby Bhattacharyya Named 2020 MGH Department of Medicine Transformative Scholar

Dr. Roby Bhattacharyya has been named a 2020 Department of Medicine Transformative Scholar. The Department of Medicine’s Transformative Scholars Program enables the MGH to support the most talented physician-scientists in taking on critical challenges facing health and health care today. With the support of visionary philanthropists, the Transformative Scholars program provides the opportunity for outstanding...

Dr. Emily Hyle Named Jerome and Celia Reich Endowed Scholar in HIV/AIDS Research

Dr. Emily Hyle has been named the first Jerome and Celia Reich Endowed Scholar in HIV/AIDS Research. This philanthropic initiative honors Dr. Hyle as a pivotal leader in the field of HIV/AIDS in the Department of Medicine and provides her with flexible resources she can use for her research and teaching activities over a five-year...

Dr. Cammie Lesser receives an NIH Transformative Research Award

Dr. Cammie Lesser, the d’Arbeloff MGH Research Scholar, is a recipient of a 2016 NIH Transformative Research Award for work devoted towards the Development of Designer Probiotics for the Treatment of Intestinal Infection and Inflammation. This award is part of the NIH Common Fund’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research program. The NIH Transformative Research Award supports exceptionally...

A magneto-DNA nanoparticle system for the rapid and sensitive diagnosis of enteric fever

Dr. Richelle C. Charles and colleagues describe a novel assay designed to detect amplified Salmonella nucleic acid (mRNA) using magneto-DNA probes and a miniaturized nuclear magnetic resonance device.  A major obstacle for typhoid control and prevention is the lack of an optimal assay for diagnosing patients with enteric fever.  The results of this work suggest...