Whale Watching

FRESH Clinic, South Africa

#DressLikeAWoman

Kwon Lab Summer Runners Challenge

Halloween!

Meeting with Bill Gates

Annual Lab Retreat

Fall Apple Picking!

#NoShaveNovember

Lab Fun at the Holiday Party

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We seek to develop better ways to prevent and treat HIV infection by studying HIV in mucosal tissues.
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The Kwon LabMonday, November 21st, 2022 at 2:29am

Delighted to share in the celebration of the marriage of our very own @leahfroehle, former lab tech and future physician! Congratulations to you and Yoel! And wonderful to have a mini #kwonlab reunion @_iam.jo_

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The Kwon LabMonday, October 31st, 2022 at 3:19pm

Happy Halloween from the Kwon Lab! #pikachu #scaryjosh

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The Kwon LabMonday, September 26th, 2022 at 9:13pm

Happy birthday to @upasanadasadhikari @brit_sci_guy and @Josh. Proving that you’re never too old for ice cream cake and party hats! 🥳🎂🎉

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The Kwon Lab is feeling grateful.Thursday, September 15th, 2022 at 3:21pm

We had a busy week in Durban this August: running an R and microbiome data analysis workshop at UKZN, seeing our coworkers in Kwon Lab-South Africa, and kicking off a new clinical study at FRESH! It was great to hang out with friends new and...

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The Kwon LabSunday, August 7th, 2022 at 4:40pm

Wonderful to attend IDSOG 2022 this year with @vaginamicrobes @aaron.abai @tessbrunner23 @carolinemitchell258 and Seth Bloom. So much better being in person.

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The Kwon LabSunday, March 13th, 2022 at 4:50pm

Once the paper is published, the final task is to open the champagne and thank all the wonderful contributors, especially those in #southafrica and in particular the staff and participants of the FRESH program @ragon_institute @massgeneral...

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The Kwon LabWednesday, March 9th, 2022 at 1:26pm

We have remained at the forefront of medicine by fostering a culture of collaboration, pushing the boundaries of medical research, educating the brightest medical minds and maintaining an unwavering commitment to the diverse communities we serve.

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The Kwon LabSaturday, March 5th, 2022 at 6:11pm

Congratulations to Seth Bloom and the whole team, including our many wonderful colloborators and especially the staff and participants of the FRESH program in #southafrica, on our recent publication in Nature Microbiology on leveraging L. iners biology to potentially improve women's health...

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The Kwon LabFriday, February 18th, 2022 at 11:36am

Beautifully written account of our very own Suuba Demby's early journey in science.

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The Kwon Lab is at Ragon Institute.Monday, February 14th, 2022 at 7:28pm
Ragon Institute

Happy Valentine’s Day from your favorite crew!

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The Kwon Lab is in Umlazi, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.Friday, December 17th, 2021 at 4:43pm
Umlazi, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

While we might not get to see our FRESH staff in #Durban #southafrica on a daily basis, they are the absolute backbone of our lab’s work. Our Cambridge team is incredibly grateful to work with the staff at FRESH....

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The Kwon LabTuesday, August 3rd, 2021 at 5:10pm

The vaginal microbiome impacts so many important health outcomes for women, such as preterm birth, cervical dysplasia, and risk of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. Think that it remains static over time? Check out our most recent paper examining the dynamic nature of the vaginal...

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Munoz, et al. "Modelling the temporal dynamics of cervicovaginal microbiota identifies targets to promote reproductive health." Microbiome (2021)Read the art...
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The Kwon Lab is with Jeff Michael.Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021 at 6:34am

A spontaneous #kwonlab reunion on the wards at #nypresbyterian hospital #columbiamed for our alumni @jm_luevano and @jeff_paer. @alicehlinder, come out from your second year classes and let’s...

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The Kwon Lab is at Ragon Institute.Monday, June 28th, 2021 at 2:02pm
Ragon Institute

Congrats to our lab alumni as they graduate from medical school and head off to rotations. We’re so proud of you and can’t wait to celebrate your future successes!

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The Kwon Lab is at Ragon Institute.Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 at 9:17pm
Ragon Institute

CONGRATS to Dr. Hussain (@vaginamicrobes) — Fatima was announced a 2021 Schmidt Science Fellow. She joins 27 other scientists from around the world in this year’s cohort, and is supported by the Schmidt Futures and Rhodes Trust @rhodestrust ....

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The Kwon LabMonday, May 24th, 2021 at 3:32pm

Start of the first Lactobacillus crispatus vaginal probiotic trial in Africa! Wonderful to be working with a great group of collaborators: Krista Dong, Mary Dong, Thumbi Ndung’u, Craig R Cohen, and Anke Hemmerling

Read all about the LACTIN-V trial here:

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The Kwon Lab is at Harvard College.Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 at 9:11pm
Harvard College

We are SO proud of our dear @aaron.abai , who was tapped this week to join the @harvard Phi Beta Kappa chapter.

Aaron works in the lab under the guidance of Dr. Seth Bloom and...

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The Kwon LabWednesday, April 21st, 2021 at 6:31pm

Happy #administrativeprofessionalsday to our very own @blythegulley!! We would be lost without you! Thank you for everything you do.

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The Kwon LabMonday, April 19th, 2021 at 9:14pm

Congrats to Doug for being voted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation! What a well-deserved honor. We’re proud of you!

#kwonlab #asci #infectiousdisease #ragoninstitute #yaydoug

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The Kwon LabMonday, April 19th, 2021 at 9:05pm

Another new Kwon lab member!!

Please welcome Edith Clementine Corleis, born April 7th to Bjorn and Julie! (And birthday twin to Doug!) 🎉🎉🎉🍼💓💓

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The Kwon Lab is at Ragon Institute.Friday, April 9th, 2021 at 8:00pm
Ragon Institute

Happy 50th to our fearless leader: Doug!!! Thanks for your mentorship and guidance (and enjoy the throwback pics 🤩🤪🎉🎉🎂🎂)

#happy #bday #doug #kwonlab @ Ragon Institute

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The Kwon Lab is at Ragon Institute.Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 at 1:39pm
Ragon Institute

Welcome to our newest (and cutest) Kwon Lab member, Casiana! Huge congratulations to Mara and Christopher. 💓💓 @ Ragon Institute

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The Kwon Lab is at Ragon Institute.Thursday, March 25th, 2021 at 2:29pm
Ragon Institute

More matching fun! So proud of y’all! #matchday2021 #bwh #mgh #proud @ Ragon Institute

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The Kwon LabMonday, March 22nd, 2021 at 8:04pm

Happy (belated) Match Day to all our Kwon Lab Alumni matching today!! We’re so proud of you!

Jeff Paer (pictured): Columbia, Internal Medicine
Elizabeth Bryne: BWH/MGH, OB/GYN
Abby Schiff: BWH, Internal Medicine
David Gootenberg: Boston Children’s, Pediatrics
...

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The Kwon Lab is in Cambridge, Massachusetts.Sunday, February 14th, 2021 at 8:30pm
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Happy Valentine’s from the Kwon Lab 💞💞 @ Cambridge, Massachusetts

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The Kwon Lab is at Ragon Institute.Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 at 3:43pm
Ragon Institute

Big week for the #kwonlab

Congrats to Jo Frempong for winning Best Immunology Poster at @abrcms, Aaron Abai for his presentation on his FGT project @abrcms, and Leah Froehle for winning the Kwon...

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The Kwon LabWednesday, November 11th, 2020 at 10:27pm

Congrats to Fatima and David!!

Celebrating your marriage has been a bright spot in 2020 for all of us at the Kwon Lab. Here’s to a lifetime of happiness! #thehussainblanks

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The Kwon LabMonday, November 9th, 2020 at 7:22pm

Congrats to Upasana Das Adhikari on being named a finalist in the #MGH Research Image Awards!

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The Kwon Lab is with Blythe Gulley and 2 others.Saturday, October 31st, 2020 at 8:46pm

#happyhalloween from the #kwonlab! Not sure what it means when you reach a point in your career when students start dressing up as you for #halloween! #onsies #twins

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The Kwon LabSunday, October 11th, 2020 at 12:09am

It's a close race in the MGH Image Contest- vote for Upasana's entry and get her over the top! #organoids #covidresearch #kwonlab #election2020

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The Kwon LabTuesday, March 24th, 2020 at 6:39pm

Do you have excellent organizational and communication skills? Looking to join a dynamic team of researchers? The Kwon Lab has an opening for a staff assistant, and we’d love to hear from you! kwonlab.org/career-opportunities/ #mgh #ragoninstitute

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The Kwon LabThursday, March 5th, 2020 at 4:13pm

Glad to be working with the Mitchell lab @MassGeneral Hospital on this important study to help improve #womenshealth
#Ragon Institute #vaginalhealth #microbiome

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The Kwon LabSaturday, February 22nd, 2020 at 7:59pm

#valentinesday wouldn’t be complete without nerdy cards for our #labmates ❤️#kwonlab

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The Kwon LabThursday, January 16th, 2020 at 4:14pm

Reading scientific papers is more fun as a group and with #massivebreakfast! #journalclub @_thefriendlytoast #kwonlab

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The Kwon LabFriday, October 25th, 2019 at 1:01pm

Honored to share the stage with a wonderful group of experts to discuss the importance of the #vaginalmicrobiome in #womenshealth. Come join us online on December 3rd! See a preview: https://bit.ly/2Jk8VtA @ragoninstitute

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The Kwon LabSaturday, October 5th, 2019 at 12:27pm

#happybirthday to Matt, Meg, Crystal, Nomfu, Juliet, Candace, Upi, and Alice! Whew! #summerbabies #birthdaycatchup

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The Kwon Lab is in Umlazi, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.Saturday, August 24th, 2019 at 4:34pm
Umlazi, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

Thanks to the staff at the FRESH clinic in #umlazi #southafrica for another wonderful and productive visit by members of the #kwonlab! #durban #endhiv @ Umlazi, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

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The Kwon Lab is in Cambridge, Massachusetts.Sunday, August 18th, 2019 at 8:07pm
Cambridge, Massachusetts

After a summer full of #earlymorning #running 🏃🏻🏃🏽‍♀️, congrats to Nomfu and Jo on burning up the Race4Research 5k today! #kwolab #runners @ Cambridge, Massachusetts

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The Kwon Lab is at Ragon Institute.Saturday, August 17th, 2019 at 6:10pm
Ragon Institute

#kwonlab happy hour on a beautiful #summerday! Ragon Institute Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital

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The Kwon LabSunday, July 14th, 2019 at 12:53am

Listen to Episode 2 of Lucy's "Kwon Lab Science from a 6th Grader" podcast. This month Lucy interviews Elizabeth Byrne- Rhodes Scholar, Harvard MD PhD student, and dog lover! Find out more by clicking the picture below. #kwonlab Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard...

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The Kwon Lab is in Maine.Thursday, July 4th, 2019 at 1:07am
Maine

Kwon Lab Retreat 2019 is in the books! We had a weekend full of sunshine, team building, and science in the woods of Maine. Feeling lucky to be surrounded by such an amazing scientific family ☀️🤸🏽‍♂️🏄🏾‍♀️⛰🧬🦠#kwonlabretreat #scienceinthesun @ Maine

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The Kwon LabSunday, June 30th, 2019 at 1:21am

It has been a wonderful privilege to be a part of the Ragon Institute since its inception 10 years ago and I look forward to contributing to this new phase, which has been enabled by the incredible generosity of Terry and Susan Ragon. I am...

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The Kwon LabThursday, June 20th, 2019 at 10:28am

Check out episode 1 of our "Kwon Lab Science from a 6th Grader" podcast, featuring our summer media intern, Lucy! (click on the pic to play) #kwonlab Ragon Institute Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School

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The Kwon LabSaturday, June 15th, 2019 at 5:21pm

Congrats to @liraphila for defending her doctoral #dissertation in the #kwonlab! #phd 👩🏻‍🎓🍾🎖

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The Kwon Lab is with Upasana Das Adhikari and 12 others.Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at 7:24pm

What a special night celebrating the @ragoninstitute 10th anniversary with the #kwonlab and #sting! And finally, a photo of me with my two lifelong scientific #mentors, Bruce Walker and Dan Littman! Also, I...

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The Kwon LabSaturday, April 20th, 2019 at 8:02pm

Congrats to Dr. David Gootenberg on his successful dissertation defense! #newdoc #poophats💩 #champagnesabering #kwonlab

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The Kwon LabThursday, April 18th, 2019 at 9:22pm

Happy 25th birthday @ImmunityCP! We're honored to be able to share our views on all the wonderful things to come in the next quarter century of immunology!
#cellpress #Kwonlab #futurelook

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The Kwon Lab is with Allison Yan.Friday, April 12th, 2019 at 6:42pm

Congratulations on completing your thesis @allsyan!! We can’t wait to see the wonderful things you’ll do! With love, from the #kwonlab 🏆🥇

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The Kwon LabMonday, April 8th, 2019 at 8:18pm

Part-time models, full-time scientists 👩🏽‍🔬👩🏽‍🔬👨🏻‍🔬📸 #kwonlab #modelscientist #ragoninstitute #mgh

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The Kwon Lab is with Upasana Das Adhikari and 6 others.Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 at 2:42pm

Studying HIV, the microbiome and immunology on International Day of Women in Science in the #kwonlab. #womeninscience @womenscienceday @unwomen #womeninstem #harvardmed #massgeneral