Vivian Berlin

Executive Director, HMS

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Regenerative Cell Therapy for Skeletal Muscle Disorders

A startup emerging from Lee Rubin's lab aims to provide a long-term cell therapy regenerative solution for conditions that result in reduced or improper skeletal muscle regeneration. (Image credit: B.D. Colen/Harvard Staff.)Cell therapies hold…


  • Lee L. Rubin

Polymixin synergistic novobiocin analogs for efficacious and safer treatment of Gram negative infections

The lipopolysaccharide (LPS) containing outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria prevent penetration of antibiotics, making them ineffective against infections. Polymyxins, including colistin, bind LPS and disrupt the outer membrane and hence are…


  • Daniel E. Kahne

Stapled peptide that inhibits bacterial transporter

Multidrug-resistant infection has become a worldwide epidemic in recent years especially in hospitals and other community-associated settings, causing great suffering of patients and huge healthcare burden. According to CDC, at least 23,000 people…


  • Martin Karplus

Novel antibiotics against Gram-negative and drug-resistant bacterial pathogens

Dr. Kahne has a pipeline of programs aimed at developing first-in-class antibiotics:Program I: Potentiator of polymixin, increasing its therapeutic index for treatment of drug-resistant infectionsIn vitro: Novel agent potentiates activity of…


  • Daniel E. Kahne

aP2 knock-out mice

AP2 knock-out mutant mice were developed by Dr. Gokhan Hotamisligil at Harvard Medical School (Science. 1996 Nov 22;274(5291):1377-9). AP2, also known as Fatty Acid-Binding Protein 4 (FABP4), encodes the adipocyte FABP. It plays important roles in…


  • Gokhan S. Hotamisligil

KRT14-Cre mouse line

Hemizygous Tg(KRT14-cre)1Amc/J (also known as K14-Cre) transgenic mice were developed in the laboratory of Dr. Andrew P. McMahon at Harvard University. The mouse strain harbors Cre recombinase under the control of human keratin-14 promoter, which…


  • Andrew P. McMahon

Ngn3-Cre transgenic mice for studying pancreatic development

Hemizygous transgenic Tg(Neurog3-cre/Esr1*)1Dam/J mice (also known as Ngn3/CreERTM) were developed in the laboratory of Dr. Douglas A. Melton at Harvard University. The mice contain a fusion protein of Cre recombinase and mutant mouse estrogen…


  • Douglas Melton

Lead compounds for the treatment of pain

The invention is a novel synthetic pathway to the generation of nonpeptidic ligands for the mu opioid class of G-protein coupled receptors. The system uses stereochemical variation and acyclic geometric stereocontrol to generate diversity among its…


  • Gregory L. Verdine
  • Bryce A. Harrison
  • Tiffany Kaye Malinky Gierasch
  • Zhangjie Shi

Ultra fast method for chiral catalyst discovery

This invention is a novel method for determining--in less than 24 hours--enantiomeric ratios, percent conversions, and absolute configurations of all members of a chemical library containing at least 10,000 reaction products. Reaction mixtures are…


  • Matthew D. Shair
  • Gregory A. Korbel
  • Gojko Lilac

A drug discovery platform using novel labeled uridine analogs contribute to molecular biology research

This invention consists of novel 5-amino deoxyribouridine analogs. The analogs are labeled with a radioactive or fluorescent moiety and incorporated into nucleic acid by PCR for use in genomic research applications. One assay design involves a…


  • Gregory L. Verdine
  • Michael J. Storek

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