Judy Swanson makes the lead gift to establish the Robert A. Swanson Biotechnology Center at MIT.
Fall 2008

Upholding a Dream

Judy Swanson, along with MIT alumni, establish a biotechnology center in the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research to honor Bob Swanson, ’69. Photo courtesy Judy Swanson

Prof. Emery Brown studies how the state of general anesthesia is induced and maintained. Photo: Ed Quinn
Fall 2008

Medical Mystery

Prof. Emery Brown says that what induces general anesthesia remains unknown.

Nobel laureate Phillip Sharp says MIT’s new cancer center will blend science and engineering to find new treatments for cancer. Photo: Ed Quinn
Spring 2008

The Third Revolution

Nobel laureate Phillip Sharp says MIT’s new cancer center will blend science and engineering to find new treatments for cancer.

Prof. Robert Weinberg is leading an unprecedented effort to understand how and why cancer spreads. Photo: Ed Quinn
Spring 2007

Taming Metastasis

Prof. Robert Weinberg, who has helped unveil key aspects of how tumors spread, heads a new center devoted to probing this lethal cancer phenomena.

Leona Samson’ studies of DNA repair mechanisms promise new strategies for cancer. Photo: Ed Quinn
Winter 2007

Revealing DNA

Prof. Leona Samson hopes that one day treatments for cancer can be tailored to individual patients by determining how DNA repairs itself.

Assoc. Prof. Angelika Amon studies growth in yeast — work highly relevant to combating cancer. Photo: Ed Quinn
Summer 2006

Down to Basics

Assoc. Prof. Angelika Amon studies growth in yeast — work highly relevant to combating cancer.

Catherine Drennan, an associate professor of chemistry, is studying molecules that may one day yield major medical and environmental benefits. Photo: Ed Quinn
Fall 2004

Enabling Life

Assoc. Prof. Catherine Drennan is studying molecules that may one day yield major medical and environmental benefits.