On March 4, 2011, MIT formally opened the doors of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research. Celebrations marked not only a new research facility but a new organizational structure for MIT’s cancer research community—our often-imitated, never-duplicated collaborative and interdisciplinary research model that leverages MIT’s ‘can-do’ culture and strengths in the life sciences and engineering. The Koch Institute’s broad community draws on many different departments at MIT, engages collaborations with nearby institutions, hospitals, and companies, and involves alumni and the public in the research enterprise through our public programs and galleries. As we look ahead to our second decade and new leadership—welcoming new director Matthew Vander Heiden—we also want to recognize how far we have come. Join us in months ahead to celebrate the people, projects, and progress of integrative cancer research.
Virtual Lab Tours & Demos, presenting behind-the-scenes views of cutting-edge cancer research at the Koch Institute for students and adults alike
Various dates - advance registration links available here
A Conversation with the New Director, introducing Matthew Vander Heiden, in discussion with Susan Hockfield about his vision for cancer research at MIT
Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
with/in/sight webinar: Unsung Research Heroes, spotlighting the role of the Koch Institute's Robert A. Swanson (1969) Biotechnology Center in driving cancer research innovations
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
with/in/sight webinar: A Foot in Both Worlds, showcasing Koch Institute Clinical Investigators past and present, who discuss how experiences in both lab and clinic inform their work
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
SOLUTIONS with/in/sight: Oxygenating the Pipeline, profiling the bench to bedside progress of the Cima Lab’s efforts targeting oxygen as a vulnerability in cancer
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. (registration not yet available)
SOLUTIONS with/in/sight: Entrepreneurship and the KI, featuring Professors Robert Langer, Angela Koehler, Darrell Irvine, and Sangeeta Bhatia on why a startup was the right research move to turn innovation into impact
Monday, November 1, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. (registration not yet available)
Koch Institute Directors Panel, celebrating the enduring legacy of MIT cancer research with Professors Phillip Sharp, Richard Hynes, Tyler Jacks, and Matthew Vander Heiden
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. (registration not yet available)