About Us

The goal of the Massachusetts Consortium on Pathogen Readiness (MassCPR) is to develop and invest in both the research process and supporting infrastructure to address the current global COVID-19 pandemic, and better position the Consortium for potential future outbreaks.

The initial efforts of the MassCPR are aimed at elucidating the basic biology of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the pathogenesis of the resulting disease, developing new diagnostic tools, vaccines, and antiviral therapies, creating and using animal and other model systems, understanding disease epidemiology, and leveraging clinical expertise to improve medical management.

MassCPR attendees at the inaugural COVID-19 Response Workshop held on March 2, 2020

Photograph of MassCPR COVID-19 Response Workshop attendees with each person labelled from #1 to #75

(1) Edward Ryan, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
(26) Bruce Walker, MD
The Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard
(51) Rahul Dhanda, MBA
Sherlock Biosciences
(2) Xu Yu, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
(27) Lee Gehrke, PhD
Harvard Medical School
(52) John Brownstein, PhD
Boston Children's Hospital
(3) Denisa Wagner, PhD
Boston Children's Hospital
(28) Kathryn Stephenson, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
(53) Michael Seaman, PhD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
(4) Arlene Sharpe, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School
(29) Stephanie Dougan, PhD
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
(54) Amy Wagers, PhD
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
(5) Lydia Bourouiba, PhD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(30) Doug Kwon, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
(55) Lawrence Madoff, MD
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
(6) Michael Mina, MD, PhD
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
(31) Galit Lahav, PhD
Harvard Medical School
(56) Arup Chakraborty, PhD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(7) Stephen Elledge, PhD
Harvard Medical School
(32) Pardis Sabeti, MD, PhD
The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
(57) Lindsey Baden, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
(8) Shirley Liu, PhD
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
(33) Bronwyn MacInnis, PhD
The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
(58) Daniel Lingwood, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
(9) Maofu Liao, PhD
Harvard Medical School
(34) David Roberts, MD
Harvard Medical School
(59) James Maguire, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
(10) Bing Chen, PhD
Boston Children's Hospital
(35) Nira Pollock, MD, PhD
Boston Children's Hospital
(60) Cameron Myhrvold, PhD
The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
(11) Jonathan Li, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital 
(36) Deborah Hung, MD, PhD
The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
(61) David Hwang, PhD
Harvard Medical School
(12) Sarah Fortune, MD
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
(37) Paul Farmer, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School
(62) Stephen Walsh, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
(13) Michael Springer, PhD
Harvard Medical School
(38) Michael Greenberg, PhD
Harvard Medical School
(63) Chris Sander, PhD
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
(14) Anthony Griffiths, PhD
Boston University
(39) Megan Murray, MD
Harvard Medical School
(64) Bobby Herrera, PhD
E25Bio
(15) David Hooper, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
(40) Don Coen, PhD
Harvard Medical School
(65) Ofer Levy, MD, PhD
Boston Children's Hospital
(16) George Daley, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School
(41) Marc Lipsitch, DPhil
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
(66) Ifat Rubin-Bejerano, PhD
Harvard Medical School
(17) David Knipe, PhD
Harvard Medical School
(42) William Blake, PhD
Sherlock Biosciences
(67) Dan Hu, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
(18) Clifford Tabin, PhD
Harvard Medical School
(43) Peng Yin, PhD
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering
(68) Mark Elliot, PhD
Harvard University
(19) Dan Barouch, MD, PhD
The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
(44) Ann Hochschild, PhD
Harvard Medical School
(69) Jonathan Abraham, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School
(20) Jon Kagan, PhD
Boston Children's Hospital
(45) M. William Lensch, PhD
Harvard Medical School
(70) Dan Kuritzkes, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
(21) Deborah Marks, PhD
Harvard Medical School
(46) Peter Weller, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
(71) Stephen Blacklow, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School
(22) Penny Heaton, MD
Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute
(47) Galit Alter, PhD
The Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard
(72) Jim Cunningham, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
(23) Andrea Carfi, PhD
Moderna
(48) Doug Lauffenberger, PhD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(73) Ron Corley, PhD
Boston University
(24) David Golan, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School
(49) Wayne Marasco, MD, PhD
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
(74) Mark Namchuk, PhD
Harvard Medical School
(25) Jianzhu Chen, PhD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(50) Phyllis Kanki, DVM, DSci
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
(75) Loren Walensky, MD, PhD
Dana Farber Cancer Institute