Koch Institute Directors Panel

Celebrate the enduring legacy of cancer research at MIT. Current and former directors reflect on the past five decades of progress—from seminal discoveries in molecular biology and immunology to new innovations in nanotechnology and precision medicine—and look ahead to future advancements in the fight against cancer. Join in the conversation as we commemorate the people, projects, and promise of integrative cancer research.

Featured Presenters

Phillip Sharp, PhD (1985-1991)

Institute Professor and Professor of Biology

Richard Hynes, PhD (1991-2001)

Daniel K. Ludwig Professor for Cancer Research

Tyler Jacks, PhD (2001-2021)

David H. Koch (1962) Professor of Biology and Daniel K. Ludwig Scholar

Matthew Vander Heiden, MD, PhD (2021 - present)

Lester Wolfe (1919) Professor of Molecular Biology and Professor of Biology

Moderated by MIT President Emerita Susan Hockfield and presented as part of the Koch Institute's tenth anniversary celebrations.