Professor Yilmaz works with students in the lab. The Yilmaz Lab studies how adult stem cells and their microenvironment adapt to diverse diets in the context of tissue regeneration, aging, and cancer initiation.
The Reddien Lab uses planarians as a model organism for studying regeneration. Following RNA interference of the gene beta-catenin-1 and infliction of multiple injuries, this planarian regenerated six heads.
Professor Cathy Drennan leads a demonstration for 5th-8th graders at a "Science Can Dance" outreach activity. The Drennan Lab studies metalloprotein biochemistry and the role of conformational change in catalysis.
Conducting their investigations at world-class facilities, MIT Biology researchers are working at the frontier of molecular inquiry making vital contributions in genetics, genomics, and computational biology.