Dr. Clauson graduated from the University of Michigan with a Ph.D. and M.S. in Pharmaceutical Science. He is an experienced immunologist whose past research focused on the development of novel biomaterials and vaccines for cancer immunotherapy. Dr. Clauson currently serves as the VP of R&D and Operations for a start-up veterinary-focused immuno-oncology company. He has been a member of the MGHIHP prerequisites team since Summer of 2020.

  • B.S. Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of New Hampshire 2013
  • M.S. and Ph.D. Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 2019

Research Interests

Veterinary immunotherapy, cell therapy, biomaterials 

Lucroy MD, Clauson RM, Suckow MA, El-Tayyeb F, Kalinauskas A. Evaluation of an autologous cancer vaccine for the treatment of metastatic canine hemangiosarcoma: a preliminary study. BMC Vet Res. 2020 Nov 18;16(1):447. doi: 10.1186/s12917-020-02675-y. PMID: 33208160; PMCID: PMC7672887. 

Clauson, R. M., Berg, B., & Chertok, B. (2019). The Content of CpG-DNA in Antigen-CpG Conjugate Vaccines Determines Their Cross-Presentation Activity. Bioconjugate Chemistry, 30(3), 561-567. doi: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.9b00091 

Hongwei Chen, Hongxiang Hu, Chun Tao, Ryan M. Clauson, Ila Moncion, Xin Luan, Sangyeul Hwang, Ashley Sough, Kanokwan Sansanaphongpricha, Jinhui Liao, Hayley J. Paholak, Nicholas O. Stevers, Guoping Wang, Bing Liu, and Duxin Sun. (2019). Self-Assembled Au@Fe Core/Satellite Magnetic Nanoparticles for Versatile Biomolecule Functionalization. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 11(27), 23858-23869. doi: 10.1021/acsami.9b05544

Clauson, R. M., Chen, M., Scheetz, L. M., Berg, B., & Chertok, B. (2018). Size-Controlled Iron Oxide Nanoplatforms with Lipidoid-Stabilized Shells for Efficient Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Trackable Lymph Node Targeting and High-Capacity Biomolecule Display. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10(24), 20281-20295. doi:10.1021/acsami.8b02830 

Neenan, M. L., Clauson, R. M., & Tsavalas, J. G. (2015). Hybrid Encapsulation of Photoluminescent Pigments by Emulsion Polymerization and Reactive Heterocoagulation. Macromolecular Reaction Engineering, 10(1), 55-62. doi:10.1002/mren.201500038