MIT Biology News

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May 05, 2015
Announcement
Professor Tyler Jacks receives MIT's Killian Award for Faculty Achievement
May 05, 2015
News
Graduate student Diviya Sinha earns Schlumberger Foundation Fellowship
Chemical engineering graduate student Diviya Sinha has received a Faculty for the Future Fellowship from the Schlumberger Foundation. These fellowships are awarded to deserving female scientists and engineers from developing and emerging countries who are pursuing advanced degrees at...
May 05, 2015
News
Freshly squeezed vaccines
KI researchers have shown that they can use a microfluidic cell-squeezing device to introduce specific antigens inside the immune system’s B cells, providing a new approach to developing and implementing antigen-presenting cell vaccines. Through CellSqueeze, the device platform originally...
May 05, 2015
News
Tyler Jacks receives MIT’s Killian Award
Tyler Jacks, a pioneering cancer biologist and director of MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, is this year’s recipient of MIT’s James R. Killian Jr. Faculty Achievement Award. Jacks is recognized for his leadership of MIT’s cancer research community, and his influence on the...
May 05, 2015
Announcement
Professor Michael Laub Named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator
May 05, 2015
News
Creativity Lab
Are you interested in exploring the creative side of research science through hands on biology labs? Creativity Lab, hosted by the Koch Institute and the Whitehead Institute, allows high-school students to understand the connection between art and biology. The program will feature ample hands-...
April 04, 2015
Announcement
Alexander Rich Dies at 90
April 04, 2015
News
Sangeeta Bhatia wins $250,000 Heinz Award
An innovative scientist who is developing simple, affordable cancer screening tools and applying the principles of microchip fabrication to develop artificial human “microlivers” was today named as a recipient of a coveted Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy and Employment. The Award was...
April 04, 2015
News
A metabolic vulnerability in glioblastoma
Funded in part through the KI Frontier Research Program, KI members David Sabatini, a professor of biology, and Matthew Vander Heiden, the Eisen and Chang Career Development Professor and an associate professor of biology, have identified a vulnerability in glioblastoma that could offer a new...
April 04, 2015
News
Open data opens minds
As access to data about his brain ultimately led to the detection and removal of a baseball-sized tumor last August, Steven Keating knows firsthand how powerful health data can be. Keating, an MIT graduate student, has open sourced much of his own health data on his personal website...