Research Locations

The Koch Building

Building 66

The Koch Building, named for David H. Koch (SB & SM ’62), is a leading-edge research and teaching facility and the administrative headquarters of MIT Biology. Home to more than 30 members of the faculty, the building, which opened in 1994, was designed to provide a dynamic forum for interaction and collaboration.

The Administrative Offices for the Department of Biology are located on the first floor of the Koch Building. These offices support the overall needs of the Biology faculty and the educational program for the department. In addition, the offices are in charge of the administrative, financial, human resources, and operations & safety functions of the Koch Building.

Location: Bulding 68 [map, directions and parking information]


The David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research

The Koch Institute combines thirteen biology faculty, formerly in the Center for Cancer Research, with an equal number of engineering faculty drawn from Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Materials Science & Engineering, Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. The idea, which is already succeeding brilliantly, is to bring together a team of the best scientists and engineers to work together to in collaborative fashion to develop new advanced technologies for the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of cancer.

Location: Building 76 [map]


The Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research


Photo credit: John Correa

This nonprofit, independent research and educational institution operates leading programs in cancer and AIDS research, structural biology, genetics, infectious disease research, developmental biology, and transgenic science. Sixteen MIT Biology faculty are situated at the Whitehead Institute.

Location: 5 Cambridge Center [map]


The Broad Institute


Photo Credit: Anton Grassl

Broad scientists pursue a wide variety of projects that cut across scientific disciplines and institutions. The Institute is a research collaboration involving faculty, professional staff, and students from across the MIT and Harvard academic and medical communities and is governed jointly by the two universities.

Location: Buildings NE30, NE108, NE125 [map


The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory

An independent research entity within MIT’s School of Science with faculty members holding academic appointments in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT Biology, or both, the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory offers research opportunities for scholars at all levels.

Location: Building 46 [map]


The McGovern Institute for Brain Research

The McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT is led by a team of world-renowned neuroscientists committed to meeting two great challenges of modern science: understanding how the brain works and discovering new ways to prevent or treat brain disorders.

Location: Building 46 [map]