Subject Offering: “COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2 and the Pandemic” (7.00)

In Fall 2020, MIT students and the general public joined Professors Richard Young and Facundo Batista as they discussed the science of the pandemic during this new class.

Learn, Discover, Innovate

We are a collaborative, inclusive, diverse, supportive, and focused community dedicated to research, teaching, and service. We explore a wide range of fundamental biological questions with a focus on molecular cell biology at all levels, from molecular structure to human disease. Join us.

BioGenesis Podcast

Grad student Cesar Dominguez studies the nuclear pore complex while working to make science more open and inclusive.

Undergraduate Students

Our undergraduate students thrive in an atmosphere that promotes exploration and collaboration across all areas of research and study. Our professors have an infectious passion for instruction and strive to teach each course better than it’s ever been taught before.

BioGenesis Podcast

Grad student Yamilex Acevedo-Sánchez explores how deleterious pathogens sneak from one cell to the next — spurring infection.

Researchers created this colon tumor by delivering RNA encapsulated in lipid nanoparticles. Credit: Yilmaz Lab

Research

For over 50 years, we have played a central role in the growth of molecular life sciences and the revolution in molecular and cellular biology, genetics, genomics, and computational biology.

Graduate Students

Graduate training is interdisciplinary, collaborative, and intense, giving our students the research and communication skills they need for a successful career. Our faculty share a deep commitment to education for all students.

Broadening Participation

Our outreach programs seek to make the field of science more inclusive by sharing MIT’s intellectual wealth and cutting-edge resources.

Cells in a fruit fly embryo contracting to create a fold. Credit: Clint Ko, Martin Lab

Research

For over 50 years, we have played a central role in the growth of molecular life sciences and the revolution in molecular and cellular biology, genetics, genomics, and computational biology.