About Us

We are an interdisciplinary group of scientists at MIT, the McGovern Institute, and the Broad Institute working on new approaches for rapid point-of-care testing for COVID-19. Our group of collaborators consists of scientists, physicians, and volunteers from all over the world dedicated to bringing scalable testing to everyone.

Scientific developers (alphabetical)

Omar Abudayyeh, Ph.D.
McGovern Fellow, McGovern Institute for Brain Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jonathan Gootenberg, Ph.D.
McGovern Fellow, McGovern Institute for Brain Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Julia Joung
Graduate Student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Alim Ladha
Graduate Student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Rhiannon Macrae, Ph.D.
Scientific Advisor, Broad Institute

Makoto Saito, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Broad Institute

Michael Segal, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Broad Institute

Feng Zhang, Ph.D.
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Core Member, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
James and Patricia Poitras Professor of Neuroscience
McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT

Clinical collaborators

Keith Jerome, M.D., Ph.D.
Member, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutch Professor, Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington

Alexander L. Greninger, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Director of the UW Medicine Clinical Virology Laboratory Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington

Tao Uttamapinant, Ph.D.
Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology

Bruce Walker, M.D.
Director, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard Co-Leader, Massachusetts Consortium for Pathogen Readiness (MassCPR) Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Phillip T and Susan M Ragon Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Jonathan Li, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Development Volunteers

Dmitrij Petters
Developer

Andrew Tang
Illustrator

Amardeep Ranu
Developer

Robert Barretto
Developer

Operations

Erin Blackwell
Broad Institute

Rich Belliveau
Broad Institute