KI biologist and cancer research pioneer Robert Weinberg discovered the first human oncogene and literally wrote the (text)book on cancer. His contributions and mentorship in the field have inspired multiple generations of researchers to apply their skills and talents to the ongoing fight against this deadly disease. Following his masterclass presentation about the mechanisms of metastasis, Professor Weinberg sat down with former trainee Tyler Jacks, now the director of the Koch Institute, for an intimate conversation about their shared passion for cancer research and professional journeys at MIT.
This program was the second of five special with/in/sight events celebrating our fifth anniversary and highlighting the pillars of progress in MIT's interdisciplinary approach to cancer research, and included interactive demonstrations by KI trainees in the KI Public Galleries. View photos on Facebook.