Summer Morrill

Summer Morrill

Instructor of TA Training and Curriculum Development

Summer Morrill guides the teaching development of graduate and undergraduate students through training and curriculum design.


  • PhD, 2020, MIT
  • BS, 2015, Biology, Tufts University


Summer Morrill earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Tufts University, and went on to complete her PhD in the same subject at MIT. During this time, she conducted research in the lab of Angelika Amon at MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, and served as a Teaching Development Fellow with the Teaching and Learning Lab. After graduating in 2020, she began her new role in the Department of Biology as an Instructor for Teaching Assistant (TA) Training and Curriculum Development. She focuses on building a program to train and support graduate and undergraduate student TAs throughout their time at MIT. She also collaborates with others in the Teaching and Learning group to develop and carry out projects that promote and streamline best teaching practices. In the fall of 2020, she served as the course coordinator for 7.012 (Introductory Biology).


  • Koch Institute Graduate Fellowship, Ludwig Center for Molecular Oncology at MIT, 2020
  • DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics, Genetic Society of America, 2020
  • School of Science Spot Award, 2019
  • Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation, 2016


Photo credit: Raleigh McElvery