Chemistry is truly the central science and underpins much of the efforts of scientists and engineers to improve life for humankind. TheMIT Department of Chemistryis taking a leading role in discovering new chemical synthesis, catalysis, creating sustainable energy, theoretical and experimental understanding of chemistry, improving the environment, detecting and curing disease, developing materials new properties, and nanoscience.
The Chemistry Education Office staff is responsible for administering the educational programs in the Department of Chemistry. Students can find answers to many questions about the undergraduate and graduate programs on the department website, and they are encouraged to stop by and see the staff in the office located in 6-205.
The student-run outreach programs in the Department of Chemistry aim to bring the excitement of chemical sciences to the community through lively demonstrations designed to illustrate a broad range of chemical principles. Graduate students visit science classes in high schools and middle schools in the Greater Boston area with a view to demystifying chemistry through hands-on experiments. ClubChem, an undergraduate chemistry organization, conducts Chemistry Magic Shows for elementary schools and youth programs in the Greater Boston area.
Chemistry is truly the central science and underpins much of the efforts of scientists and engineers to improve life for humankind. MIT Chemistry is taking a leading role in discovering new chemical synthesis, catalysis, creating sustainable energy, theoretical and experimental understanding of chemistry at its most fundamental level, unraveling the biochemical complexities of natural systems, improving the environment, detecting and curing disease, developing materials new properties, and nanoscience.
Shoulders receives Ellison Foundation Research Scholar Award from the American Cancer Society
June 28, 2018
Whitehead Career Development Associate Professor Matthew D. Shoulders has recently been awarded a Research Scholar Grant from the American Cancer Society in support of his project, “New Connections: Stress, Proteostasis, Sugars, and Cancer”. The grant was made possible through the efforts of the Ellison Foundation, whose pioneering support for cancer care and research includes much needed capital support for the investment of cancer facilities, and will provide funding of roughly $800K over the next four years.
Selection for Research Scholar Awards is rigorous and intended to fund only the best science and the best scientists and health care professionals.
The mission of the American Cancer Society is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. The Society’s Extramural Research program invests in outstanding science across the cancer contiunuum. Shoulders joins a select group of scientists and healthcare professionals who have received grants from the Society over the last 70 years.
The goals of the Shoulders Lab are to understand how protein folding problems are solved in living systems and to discover mechanism-based strategies that can correct pathological protein misfolding. In pursuit of these objectives, they develop and apply new chemical genetic and biochemical methods to elucidate important folding challenges and to illuminate how the interplay between biophysics and cellular proteostasis shapes protein evolution.