"You know, I'm something of a scientist myself"

our team


daniel lingwood

principal investigator

Daniel Lingwood was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. He studied physiology at the University of Guelph (BSc) and completed his MSc examining the role of membrane lipids in regulating ion transport ATPases. His subsequent doctoral work at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany, helped to define the Lipid Raft property as a cell membrane subcompartmentalization principle. As a post-doctoral fellow at the Vaccine Research Center of NIH, Daniel further explored the ability of membranes to ‘alosterically’ modulate surface recognition processes now in the context of B cell activation by Influenza virus. This lead to the discovery that humans possess genomically-encoded antibody sequences that when properly oriented at the membrane surface, engage conserved sites of viral vulnerability and serve as substrates upon which broadly neutralizing antibodies can be developed.

Now as an Assistant Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Daniel uses membrane structure and function as a means to define B cell antigen recognition and inform vaccine design. His hobbies include fishing, spending time with his family, and writing grants.

Research Scientists

Larance Ronsard

Postdoctoral Fellows

Faez Amokrane Nait Mohamed
Xin Tong
Yixiang Deng

Graduate Students

Victoria Rosado
Lindsey Adams

Research Technicians

Vintus Okonkwo
Caitlin McCarthy