Innovation in Education


Innovation in Education

Our program teaches the essential research and communication skills for a career as an independent scientist.

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Alex Wai Chan PhD '23

I arrived at MIT with a very open mind about what I wanted to study, but I was quickly drawn to studying interactions between pathogens and their hosts. The Lourido lab is the perfect place to analyze these interactions; I’ve been able to use cutting-edge techniques to understand parasite biology and have even worked with a local biotech company to begin bringing my work on treating infections closer to the clinic. It’s been exciting to see how basic research can inform potential therapies.