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CD45 functions as a signaling gatekeeper in T cells

CD45 activates Lck by opposing the negative regulatory kinase Csk

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Meet the 2019-20 MLK Visiting Professors and Scholars

Six scholar and professors are spending this academic year in engagement with the MIT community.

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Group of Reaxys Finalists

Michael Geeson 2019 Reaxys Prize Winner

Michael Geeson of the Cummins Research Group was named one of the three 2019 Reaxys Prize winners

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Angiogenin Activates the Astrocytic Nrf2/antioxidantresponse Element Pathway and thereby Protects Murine Neurons from Oxidative Stress

This activation, which occurred in astrocytes but not in neurons, promoted the survival of proximal neurons that had oxidative injury

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Diagnosing cellular nanomechanics

SMART has developed a new way to study cells, paving the way for a better understanding of how cancers spread and become deadly.

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Troy Van Voorhis named head of the Department of Chemistry

Faculty member since 2003 is known for physical chemistry research, as well as contributions to education and the department’s climate.

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Dasari Lecture: Rebecca Richards-Kortum of Rice University

Developing Biophotonics Technologies for Cancer Diagnosis

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A female graduate student smiles beside the landmark Chicago silver bean.

Graduate Student Spotlight: Erica Tsai

Chemistry Graduate Student Erica Tsai describes her research and answers 20 random questions as part of the Graduate Student Spotlight series.

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Notation system allows scientists to communicate polymers more easily

BigSMILES language represents more complex molecular structures through ASCII strings.

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A group photo of graduate student awardees.

Graduate Students honored at the 2018-2019 Teaching Assistant and Service Awards Ceremony

The TA awards are given annually in recognition of students' outstanding contributions to teaching.

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A group shot of 50 graduate students in front of an MIT building.

Welcome First Year Graduate Students of 2019

50 first year graduate students have joined the Department of Chemistry.

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Loren Andreas named one of C&EN’s Talented 12 Class of 2019

Andreas (PhD '14), a "NMR ace advancing methods for analyzing proteins", is an alumnus of Professor Robert Guy Griffin's research group.

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Jesús Dones-Monroig: Creating space for everyone in chemistry

“If we are not given support at a personal level, our educational and professional potential is going to be directly affected,” the PhD student says.

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