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J. Christopher Love

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

J. Christopher Love is an associate professor in chemical engineering and member of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT.  In addition, Chris is an associate member at the Eli and Edythe L. Broad Institute, and at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard.   Dr. Love received his Ph.D. in 2004 in physical chemistry at Harvard University.  He extended his research into immunology at Harvard Medical School from 2004-2005, and at the Immune Disease Institute from 2005-2007. His research centers on using simple microsystems to measure and correlate multiple phenotypic and functional characteristics of individual lymphocytes, and from these single-cell data, generate quantitative, system-wide profiles of immune responses. Current areas of research in the lab include i) multiplexed, functional profiling of lymphocytes from HIV+ patients, ii) clonal analysis of autoreactive T cells and B cells in type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis, and iii) development of quantitative, cell-based diagnostics for allergy testing.   In addition, his lab is understanding how to engineer microbial strains for manufacturing therapeutic antibodies. Dr. Love was named a Dana Scholar for Human Immunology and a Keck Distinguished Young Scholar in Medical Research in 2009, as well as one of Popular Science’s Brilliant 10 in 2010.