CGR Director Linda Griffith and CGR Collaborator Douglas Lauffenburger Awarded Top NAE Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education

The following news was released by the National Academy of Engineering, Washington, D.C., on January 7, 2021: The National Academy of Engineering announced today that the 2021 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education will be awarded to Linda Griffith and Douglas Lauffenburger of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) “for the establishment of a…

CGR Investigators Lead Collaboration to Study Chronic Lyme Disease

CGR investigators are leading a new collaboration to study mechanisms of chronic Lyme disease, which afflicts women more often than men.  These studies will also illuminate general features of immune differences between the sexes, and chronic inflammatory diseases in general.  We are not enrolling patients directly at MIT, but accessing samples through established Lyme clinical…

Collaboration is Central to CGR’s Success

Bryan Bryson, MIT Assistant Professor of Biological Engineering, and CGR Director Linda Griffith, are pictured in a peritoneal fluid sample handoff. Bryson is a Macrophage Systems Biology collaborator with CGR, and the Bryson Lab conducts immune cell profiling. “Endometriosis is an enigmatic disease.” This phrase—found in scores of endometriosis research publications—reflects how hard it is…

Endometriosis and Adenomyosis Explained

What is endometriosis?Endometriosis is a condition that can cause chronic pelvic pain, especially at the time of menses. It isn’t just ‘bad periods.’ The disease affects one in 10 reproductive-aged women (aged 12-52)—an estimated 200 million individuals worldwide—and many often experience a decade-long delay in diagnosis. Currently, there is no known exact cause of endometriosis,…

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Spotlight on CGR Postdoctoral Fellow Juan Gnecco

Dr. Juan Gnecco is a postdoctoral fellow who aspires to an academic career in gynecological research and now leads the 3D endometrium team. Gnecco received his PhD in Molecular Pathology and Immunology at Vanderbilt in 2018, working with renowned endometriosis investigator Dr. Kevin Osteen. At Vanderbilt, Gnecco developed microfluidic devices to probe endothelial-stromal-immune interactions in…

World Endometriosis Society Grand Rounds: Endometriosis organoids

The World Endometriosis Society has launched monthly grand rounds delivered directly to your desk top. These “WESinars” will address current aspects of endometriosis, covering both clinical and scientific topics. The next grand round is on 3 November 2020 at 19.00 GMT, where professor Jan Brosens will address “Endometriosis organoids”. Professor Brosens will present for about 25 minutes, leaving half an hour…

Fibrosis in endometriosis: the elephant in the room?

The World Endometriosis Society’s Grand Rounds are delivered directly to your desk top. WESinars address current aspects of endometriosis, covering both clinical and scientific topics. The next grand round is on 7 December 2020 at 09.00 GMT, where Patrick Groothuis PhD will address “Fibrosis in endometriosis: the elephant in the room“. Dr Groothuis will present for about 25 minutes, leaving half an…