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Seven from MIT receive National Institutes of Health awards for 2021

Awards support high-risk, high-reward biomedical and behavioral research.

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3 Questions: Paula Hammond and Tim Jamison on graduate student advising and mentoring

Co-chairs of the Ad Hoc Committee on Graduate Advising and Mentoring discuss the task of advising MIT on policies that support both students and faculty.

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Lindsey Backman: Biochemist, mentor, and advocate

The PhD candidate studies the human microbiome and its proteins, while also championing the Latinx community on MIT’s campus.

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Chemical engineering meets cancer immunotherapy

Sachin Bhagchandani wins NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition (F99/K00) Award.

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MIT welcomes nine MLK Visiting Professors and Scholars for 2021-22

Record number of honorees will engage in the life of the Institute through teaching, research, and other interactions with the MIT community.

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Jeremiah Johnson included on the NSF Center for the Chemistry of Molecularly Optimized Networks (MONET) team at Duke University

MONET will bring together experts in polymer chemistry, synthetic methods, photochemistry, multi-scale modeling and bioconjugation.

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School of Science welcomes new faculty

Seven professors begin in the departments of Biology; Chemistry; Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences; and Physics.

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Climate and sustainability classes expand at MIT

MIT offers over 120 undergraduate classes related to sustainability, a sign of growing interest in the environmental impacts of their fields.

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Energy storage from a chemistry perspective

Eli Paster SM ’10, PhD '14 is the CEO of PolyJoule, a startup working to reinvent energy storage technology to increase efficiency and reduce costs.

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Chemistry Undergraduate Teaching Lab hibernates fume hoods, drastically reducing energy costs

Putting 58 fume hoods to sleep while unused results in substantial energy savings.

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Machine learning discovers new sequences to boost drug delivery

MIT researchers employ machine learning to find powerful peptides that could improve a gene therapy drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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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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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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