The Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT

Probing Enzyme Activity with Nanosensors

Using MIT ingenuity to create knowledge, tools, and treatments to fight cancer

Our Research Areas

From fundamental discoveries to engineering advances, we strategically pursue five areas of research that, across tumor types, are critical for rapid progress toward defeating cancer.


Congratulations to the 2023 Amon Award Winners 

MIT Koch Institute

The Koch Institute at MIT is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 Angelika Amon Young Scientist Award, Johanna Gassler (Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany) and Ruxandra-Andreea Lambuta (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland). Gassler and Lambuta, selected for their commitment to discovery science, will present their research at the Koch Institute on Thursday, November 2. 

At the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, scientists and engineers work come together to solve some of the most difficult problems in cancer. We ask big questions in strategic areas, where the answers have big impacts on how we understand and treat cancer.