Research Animations

As part of the Koch Institute's commitment to engaging public audiences in cancer research, we have created a series of educational animations profiling Koch Institute research projects.  These animations, which appear both in the Public Galleries and on the web, are designed to provide the public with answers to practical questions, such as, "what sorts of problems to cancer researchers try to solve?" and, "what tools and technologies do they use?"  As the KI's research moves forward in the coming months and years, new animations will allow the public to continue tracking our progress toward better diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of cancer.


Making Tumors Vulnerable

 The Bhatia lab uses nanomaterials to make tumors more susceptible to treatment. watch...

Sensing Cancer

A tiny, implantable sensor developed by the Cima lab could enable continuous monitoring of cancer. watch...

Stopping the Spread of Cancer

 The Gertler lab works to understand and fight the deadly process of metastasis. watch...

Engineering the Immune System

The Irvine lab uses nanomaterials-based "cell backpacks" to boost the immune response to cancer. watch...

Cutting off Cancer's Food Supply

The Vander Heiden lab works to understand one of the oldest mysteries of cancer – its unusual metabolism. watch...

How Does Cancer Learn To Spread?

The Jacks lab works to uncover the genes that enable the deadly spread of cancer. watch...