National Cancer Institute Research Programs

As a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated center of excellence for more than three decades, MIT has been at the center of the nation's efforts to conquer cancer. Its current and former faculty include five Nobel Prize winners, and the wealth of fundamental discoveries that emerged under the aegis of Koch Institute-predecessor, the MIT Center for Cancer Research, have helped shape the face of today's rapid progress. Applying our great strengths in science and technology, and working closely with our clinical collaborators, we remain committed to unraveling the complexities of this disease and bringing new discoveries to patients.

Program 1: Molecular Genetics and Immunology

Program Co-Leaders: Phillip A. Sharp, K. Dane Wittrup
Members: Laurie Boyer, Christopher Burge, Jianzhu Chen, David Housman, Darrell J. Irvine, Rudolf Jaenisch, Eric Lander, Harvey F. Lodish, J. Christopher Love, Jill P. Mesirov, David Page, Hidde Ploegh, Richard Young, Ron Weiss
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Program 2: Animal Models and Genetics

Program Co-Leaders: Angelika Amon, Tyler Jacks
Members: Stephen P. Bell, Leonard P. Guarente, H. Robert Horvitz, Jacqueline A. Lees, Susan Lindquist, Terry Orr-­Weaver, David Sabatini, Matthew Vander Heiden, Ömer Yilmaz
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Program 3: Cell and Systems Biology

Program Co-Leaders: Richard O. Hynes, Michael B. Yaffe
Members: Paul Chang, Frank B. Gertler, Piyush Gupta, Michael T. Hemann, Angela Koehler, Douglas A. Lauffenburger, Stephen J. Lippard, Leona D. Samson, Graham Walker, Robert A. Weinberg, Forest M. White
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Program 4: Engineering Science and Technology

Program Co-Leaders: Sangeeta N. Bhatia, Robert S. Langer
Members: Daniel Anderson, Angela Belcher, Michael Cima, Elazer Edelman, Linda G. Griffith, Paula T. Hammond, Scott Manalis, Ram Sasisekharan, Alice Ting
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