Asst. Prof. Kristala Prather’s message to the Senate was that biofuels have a lot to offer but aren’t a quick fix. Photo: Len Rubenstein
Winter 2008

New Life

Asst. Prof. Kristala Prather is engineering bacteria and other living organisms to produce biofuels and other useful products.

Aiming High

MIT’s young faculty members are doing amazing work in both teaching and research. Not only is their passion and creativity invigorating, but it ultimately will help shape the future.

On Guard

Prof. Michael Cima of the department of materials science and engineering is inventing minuscule capsules that can be implanted in a tumor to guard against the tumor’s return.