The David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MITThe David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

National Cancer Institute Cancer Center

Science + Engineering... Conquering Cancer Together

How Does MIT Fight Cancer?

Saturday, April 23, 2016: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Step inside MIT’s state-of-the-art cancer research center and discover how biologists and engineers are working together to defeat this deadly disease. Featuring hands-on activities, experiments, demonstrations, games, and prizes, this open house showcase will explore technologies of today and tomorrow while celebrating the rich history of discovery and innovation that lead us to uniquely MIT solutions to one of the world’s biggest global health challenges. Meet students, take your picture with top researchers, and immerse yourself in the world of cutting-edge cancer research at MIT.

Presented as part of Under the Dome, MIT's campus-wide open house event during the Cambridge Science Festival and MIT 2016. See activity schedule below and photos on Facebook.

10:00 – 3:00
Scavenger Hunt & Prizes
Mini Labs: DNA Extraction, Alginate Beads, Microscopy
Devour and Destroy: The Life of a Macrophage (Chen Lab)
Good Vibrations: Using Resonating Mass Sensors to Weigh Cells (Manalis Lab)
Picture Yourself at MIT: Selfies, Science, and Superstars
Camp Kesem

10:00 – 11:30
Nanoparticles for Cancer Diagnostics and Therapeutics at the Laboratory for Multiscale Regenerative Technologies led by Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia (Bhatia Lab)
How Are Lungs Different From Livers? (Lees Lab) - See what different tissues in mice and fish look like, and how tumors disrupt these tissues.

10:00 – 12:30
Despicable Mena: how can cancer cells become metastatic? (Gertler Lab)

10:00 – 1:00
Using Micro- and Nanotechnologies to Combat Disease (Irvine Lab)

10:00 – 1:30
Studying the Cell Cycle to Understand Cancer (Amon Lab)

11:30 – 1:30
Engineering New Mouse Models of Cancer (Jacks Lab)
Finding New Medicines to Treat Cancer (Koehler Lab)
Targeting Antibodies to Cancer (Wittrup Lab)

12:00 – 3:00
Tiny Squishy Superheroes Tackle Aggressive Cancer (Hammond Lab)

12:30 – 3:00
It Takes a Village: Understanding the Microenvironment (Hynes Lab)

1:00 – 3:00
Cancer Metabolism (Vander Heiden Lab)
Proteins at Work: Building Blocks of Cell Signaling (White Lab)

1:30 – 3:00
Tumor Spheres: How Non-Cancer Cells Can Help and Hurt Tumors (Hemann Lab)
Diet and the Gut (Yilmaz Lab)