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Gerald Wogan, professor emeritus of biological engineering, chemistry, and toxicology, dies at 91

Pioneering scientist isolated, characterized, and established the mechanisms of many environmental toxins relevant to public health.

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Early antiviral response in the nose may determine the course of COVID-19

Cells taken from patients at the time of diagnosis who later developed severe COVID-19 show a muted antiviral response, study finds

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Five MIT School of Science professors receive tenure for 2021

Professors earn tenure in the departments of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Chemistry, and Physics.

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Mircea Dincă wins 2021 Blavatnik National Award

The Blavatnik National Awards Jury has selected Professor Mircea Dincă as the 2021 Laureate in Chemistry.

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Rick Danheiser named the recipient of MIT’s 2021 Gordon Y. Billard Award

The Gordon Y. Billard Award is given annually in recognition of special service of outstanding merit performed for the Institute.

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Chemistry Department Welcomes Visiting Professor Robert J. Gilliard

Gilliard, a member of the University of Virginia faculty, will be in residence as a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Professor through the end of this year.

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Ultralight material withstands supersonic microparticle impacts

The new carbon-based material could be a basis for lighter, tougher alternatives to Kevlar and steel.

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Dincă and Freedman named 2021 Blavatnik Award Finalists

Blavatnik Scholars are recognized for their contributions to the advancement of the human condition through scientific progress.

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Organic Chemistry Research Groups Convene at the 2021 MIT Chemistry Organic Retreat Sponsored by Scott Denmark (SB ’75)

Now in its fourth year, the Organic Retreat aims to foster community, collaboration and engagement among the department's organic chemistry research groups.

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Speeding up clinical trials by making drug production local

Professor Tim Jamison’s company Snapdragon Chemistry helps turn the latest innovations in chemistry into impactful drugs.

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Fine-tuning new materials for energy devices

First look at atomic structure reveals path forward

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Large collaboration creates cell atlas of COVID-19 pathology

Single-cell analysis of autopsy samples from COVID-19 patients shows how the lungs repeatedly tried, and failed, to repair themselves.

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Alex Shalek wins 2021 Avant Garde Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse

This award is given annually in recognition of the exceptional creativity of those who propose high-impact science that will open new areas of HIV research.

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