Ryan Clauson, PhD

Ryan Clauson
Lecturer, Introduction to Chemistry for Health Professionals, General Chemistry 1
Online Prerequisites for the Health Professions

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 start-up veterinary focused immuno-oncology company. He has been a member of the MGHIHP lecturer team since Summer 2020.

Research Interests

Veterinary immunotherapy, cell therapy, biomaterials 


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


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

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