J. Christopher Love, Ph.D.

J. Christopher Love is an associate member of the Broad Institute, an associate professor of chemical engineering at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT, and an associate member at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard.

Love and the team of interdisciplinary researchers in his lab combine principles from chemical engineering, interfacial chemistry, and materials science to develop new micro- and nanotechnologies for addressing biological questions in immunology, microbiology, systems biology, and bioprocess engineering. One broad research objective is to improve the design and implementation of quantitative bioanalytical processes in order to maximize the knowledge gained about the heterogeneities and dynamics of individual cells within a complex population. The researchers employ these processes to characterize the pathogenesis and immunomodulation of complex immune responses in chronic human diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, Type 1 diabetes, food allergies, and cancer.

Love earned a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry at Harvard University under the supervision of George Whitesides. Following completion of his doctoral studies, he extended his research into immunology at Harvard Medical School with Hidde Ploegh from 2004-2005, and at the Immune Disease Institute from 2005-2007. Dr. Love was a W.M. Keck Distinguished Young Scholar for Medical Research and a Dana Scholar for Human Immunology in 2009, a Life Sciences Research Foundation Postdoc Fellow (Gilead Sciences) in 2004, and a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow from 1999-2002. He was also awarded the Foresight Distinguished Student Award in Nanotechnology in 2000. Love is also a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar.

March 2013