Institute for Molecular Engineering
Nicolas Chevrier’s research seeks to answer the question of how immune cells develop to become functional cell types and how these cell types can be identified and defined. He is also investigating how these cell types vary in their intracellular wiring and how they cooperate to form cellular circuits in the host. Additionally he is interested in exploring how microorganisms and vaccines affect these processes and shape their evolution. He has explored the molecular and cellular circuits forming the functional units of immune responses to microorganisms and vaccines in the natural setting of the host. To investigate the organization and rules underlying these circuits, he has developed and applied experimental and computational approaches at various levels of resolution ranging from molecules to single cells to the scale of the entire organism.
His research has been published in Cell, Science, Nature Immunology, Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, Cell Reports, Nature Biotechnology, and the Journal of Infectious Diseases. He was the recipient of the Harvard University Center for AIDS Research Scholar Award.
Chevrier holds a PhD in immunology from Harvard Medical School and also possesses a background in biochemistry. He was previously an affiliate of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Most recently, he was a Bauer Fellow at the Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) Center for Systems Biology.