News: Darrell J. Irvine

Deshpande Center and J-WAFS announce fall 2017 research grants

The MIT Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation announced today the award of $768,000 in grants to 17 MIT research teams currently working on early-stage technologies. DMSE-related projects include: "Structured Nucleic Acid Nanoparticle Therapeutic Delivery Platform" — Mark Bathe,…  

Converging on cancer at the nanoscale

This summer, the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT marks the first anniversary of the launch of the Marble Center for Cancer Nanomedicine. The Marble Center for Cancer Nanomedicine focuses on grand challenges in cancer detection, treatment, and monitoring that can…  

Fighting cancer with the power of immunity

Professor Darrell Irvine was a senior author alongside Dane Wittrup for a study published to the online edition of Nature Medicine on Oct. 24.  "Harnessing the body’s own immune system to destroy tumors is a tantalizing prospect that has yet to realize its full potential. However…  

Materializing the Future of Vaccines and Immunotherapy

The industries of immunotherapy and vaccination are on the brink of major breakthroughs, and many developments in the field are heavily focused on materials science. Safely modulating the immune system in patients with cancer is one of the biggest challenges at present, but developments in…  

Professor Darrell Irvine named AIMBE Fellow

Darrell J Irvine To be Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Darrell J. Irvine, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Engineering and Materials Science…  

Vaccine Delivery

Professor Darrell Irvine has published research on new vaccines that catch a ride to immune cell depots in order to help fight cancer and HIV. See the MIT…  

Polymer films used in vaccinations

A polymer film that gradually releases DNA coding for viral proteins could offer a better alternative to traditional vaccines;  Professor Darrell Irvine and his collaborators are working on just such a technology.  See the…  

Lunch and Lecture, April 14, Prof. Darrell Irvine

Combining cell therapy and nanoparticle drug delivery: Chemical cell surface engineering on live cells using nanoparticles
Darrell J. Irvine, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering & Biological Engineering
Wednesday, April 14
12:…  

Prof. Irvine profiled in Spectrum

Spectrum, a magazine from the MIT Office of Resource Development, profiled Prof. Darrell J. Irvine and his work on new materials that help the immune system fight disease.